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Hi,

What is the pattern of SCJP 1.4? Does it have only multiple choice questions or does it have questions where we have to write code also?
Please clarify.

Also, i want to know if work experience in java is required to take up SCJP 1.4, becuase the site http://suned.sun.com/US/catalog/courses/CX-310-035.html specifies 6-12 months of experience as a prerequisite.Can someone plaese clarify my doubt at the earliest.

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Hi Pri....

You can have all you doubts cleared at [URL=JavaRanch's FAQ]http://www.javaranch.com/certfaq.jsp[/URL].

Good Luck.....


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Sorry for the goof up..


Please use... JavaRanch's FAQ


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Hi Anand,

Thanks for the reply. But i'm still not clear about whether experience is needed. I could not find any relevant information regarding this.Can u please help me in this regard.

Thanks and regards
PR
 
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you want to take the exam without ever having written a line of code?
You're allowed to try but it's designed to make it extremely hard to pass that way.
 
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If you are bright, dedicated and have solid experience in at least one other object oriented language (such as C++), you can pass with no Java experience to speak of. Strictly at your own risk though. Good luck

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Hi...
I have done my engg in electronics in india 2 yrs back..and i'm living in US...have been working on java at home for the past 2 yrs(couldn't work as i was on H4...now we got EAD)...now i want to take SCJP1.4 exam...i do not have any work experience(except that i did my projectwork for engg in C programming lang 2 yrs back..worked as a trainee for 6 months at ECIL)..is it possible for me to take SCJP1.4 as the exam requires 6-12 months prior experience ?
 
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If you don't have 6-12 months of experience tinkering with the Java platform, you probably don't have enough knowledge of the intricacies involved to pass the exam. That doesn't mean you need to have had a job in the industry for 6-12 months to take the exam. It's pretty hard to find an entry level job now that doesn't require a SCJP cert!
 
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Sandya,

Experience is NOT required to TAKE the exam. You don't have to provide any experience letter or anything, if that is where you are going with this...

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Hi guys
Thanks for all the replies.I have had training in java, but its just that i havent worked on any real time project in java(ie- no work experience in java). So, i guess with effort and practice, i can clear SCJP 1.4, right?
Waiting for some words of encouragement.

Thanks and regards
PR
 
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Hi...

You do not need any real time work experience to clear SCJP. All you need to have is strong Java skills. You will have to build on whatever Java skills that you now have.

You will find all the encouragement in javaranch.

Good Luck....
 
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I think having Java experience (not necessarily work-related) will help you get through the exam more quickly because you'll be able to read code quickly and detect coding errors more naturally. But... not all questions have long exhibits.

Also, (IMO) experience tends to make OO-related (esp: polymorphism) questions easier to answer.

A lot of the exam requires you to be a human compiler though, so experience doesn't really matter that much. You're better off just reading the Java spec.
 
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Thanks to everybody for the replies
 
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