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Hi All,
I have just begun the preparation for SCJP. I bought the Khalid Mughal book recently and began studying it around a week back.

Although I have already programmed in Java but that was while I was doing my degree. At that time I went thru the Java 2 Complete Reference by Herbert Schildt. The things were understandable then.

People suggested me 2 go thru Khalid Mughal for the SCJP preparation. But I am finding the book extremely boring. And it's needless 2 say that when 1 finds a book boring, he can neither concentrate nor understand and so it will definitely waste time also.

Now I'm in a dilemma as to how 2 go about the preparation. I had planned 2 appear 4 the exam in a month's time but now it seems that times just flying by but the output is nearly zero.

Making notes is also not helping coz I'm finding that nearly every line of the Khalid Mughal book is important and needs attention. At this pace, it seems that it may take nearly 3-4 months 2 be fully prepared for the exam.

Failing is definitely out of the question and unaffordable. But all these thoughts are giving me more and more tensions and stress.

Please guys, help me out and tell me how I must go about it. I have 2 clear it in a month at all costs !!
 
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Sherry,

What is your prority? Is it just passing the exam or scoring?

If you just want to pass the exam then read the Kahlid book and practise the mocks at least for 10 days.

But if you want to score(85+) then 3 months are also less.
 
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Hi Sherry,
You seem to be in a tough situation. In your case i would say that it is best to read a book like "Exam Cram" by Billy Brodgen and do a lot of mock tests (3-4 a day) then identify where you have scored less and then clear your concepts as each day passes ... hopefully in a month you will be ready for the exam and should get a decent score too.

Hope this helps
Rocky
 
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If that book is too bored, consider to read K&B's book. It is definitely more interesting than your current book.

Or, reconsider to postpone the exam as there is no need to hurry for exams, except the expiry day of the voucher is the end of this month.

Nick
 
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sherry, you made 2 same posts in SCJP section and Result section

 
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At this pace, it seems that it may take nearly 3-4 months 2 be fully prepared for the exam.



If you can not afford to spend the time you need for preparation, you probably must learn to afford failures. If it needs 3-4 months go for it sherry, spend that time and come back with confidence.

Coming to Khalid Mughal, problem is not with the book, problem is finding a book of your choice. I follow both Khalid Mughal and K&B and you are right, every line of Khalid Mughal is important, if you miss 2 page, you miss around 5-10 important tips. But if you need entertaining content, try reading K&B and then get back to Khalid Mughal for a brush up!!! Good Luck!
 
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If you're not ready for the exam, you're not ready for the exam.
You seem to be interested only in cramming and passing the exam for the sake of passing it, not for the sake of learning from your studies.

That's the wrong attitude and I don't see why we, who DO care about learning and applying Java to realworld problems, should be interested in helping people whose efforts degrade the value of the certification we work hard to get like you're doing.
 
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Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
That's the wrong attitude and I don't see why we, who DO care about learning and applying Java to realworld problems, should be interested in helping people whose efforts degrade the value of the certification we work hard to get like you're doing.



Sorry Jeroen. I hurt ur feelings though I never intended 2 do that. Well, probably u didn't understand me properly. I understand the value of the certification. And that's the reason why I'm going for it too.

I have immense love for the Java language and I'm already working on Java based technologies and I'm sure u understand pretty well what value the SCJP certification holds for a person who's already in2 real-world application development with Java.

I also know that people work hard 2 get it and so am I. But 4 me too, it's the same. I don't wanna have the certification just 4 the heck of it. It's 4 my career advancement and I definitely want a gud percentage also.

So coming 2 the point finally, I wanted tips on how to manage my schedule and which books r the best 2 go thru if the schedule is tough so that I can appear and get a good percentage within 1.5 months.

Hope u all get me now ?
 
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the schedule is tough so that I can appear and get a good percentage within 1.5 months.


Why you have to force yourself to take the exam in a short period, if you are not ready?

Nick
 
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sherry, since you said that khalid book is boring you. and you want 1.5 months to finish the preparation. i guess K&B book is the perfect book for you to get thru within 1.5months

like this:

1. use 1 month or lesser to go thru K&B book.
2. use rest of the days to do mock exam, marcus green's is good one. try this www.javacertificate.com as well.

all the best, sherry.
 
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Hi every1,
Thanx abunch for all ur suggessions. I think the best suggession was from Nicolas Cheung and Nicky Eng.

So finally I guess that purchasing the K&B book wud be the best choice coz I've read a number of other posts also for the same adn majority have suggested the K&B book.

So I'll go 4 that. But what's the actual meaning or full form of K&B ?
Also, what's the publisher's name ?

Also, if any1 cud be kind enough 2 tell me where exactly the book could be available in New Delhi, India and what approx. wud be it's cost.

I went to 5-6 big bookstores at Connaught Place including Galgotia but couldn't find this book anywhere.

Any other place which some1 cud suggest 2 luk for. Or any Indian website which can ship the book within a week ?

Thanx 2 all of u again who've taken time 2 reply.

I'm gr8ful.
 
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Plz help me too. I'm in the look out for a book to prepare for SCJP 1.4. Which 1 should i buy? By the way, what is K&B? is it the sierra and bates book? Which is the best book available? i'm ready 2 buy 2 books, if they are worth buying. please reply soon.
 
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yes the k&b book is Kathy seirra and Bary bates book on java certification , also khalid mugal's book would be good

regards ,
bbv
 
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