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I am new to this forum .....i have recently decided to take SCJP 1.4 exam. I have 2+ years of coding experience ........mostly in VB and few months in JAVA( way back in 2002) ........ my new projects reqires me to do SCJP ASAP .
kindly tell me
1) How many study hours are required on average to clear the exam
2) i have no experienece in JAVA but I am ok with OOPS concepts . so a) Should i study core java first and then go for exam specific studies... or b) Are the SCJP study guides ( khalled and other books) enough to clear the exam and build a basic foundation for the language
3) In either of the above approach where should i start from i.e which book and which resources
"Nice Dude" aka "Cool Dude" welcome to JavaRanch. Please do as Nicholas has requested and change your displayed name using the links provided.
To get a better idea of what it takes to pass SCJP I suggest that you browse through the posts in our Sun Certification Results forum. You can also try the Rules Roundup Game to get an idea of where you stand.
According to me the number of study hours required varies from person to person, still i personally feel that if you can spend most of your time for studying for SCJP you would need around 2 to 3 months based on your personal ability.
I suggest you study core java first before you opt for studying for SCJP.
Khalid book is one of the best ones ( according to the reviews which i have read ).You can visit my site SUN JAVA 4 U for more resources.
I studied Java book by Herbert Schildt but that was for 1.4. I also studied Head First Java by Kathy both 1 and 2nd edition, I would recommend Head First Java 2nd edition over any other Java book for introduction.
Go to amazon.com and check reviews it is fun to read and will help you in understanding concepts easily.
This what I feel, still you decide and do what you feel right.
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