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Help...new to SCJP

 
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Hey Ranchers

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

Any pointers or replies are most welcome

Regards
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Nice dude,

To being with:

Your display name violates the Naming Policy, please change it at Your Profile.

Nick
 
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"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.
 
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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.

you can mail me at anand_bheemaraju@yahoo.com , if you want any other specific informations.
 
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Khalid is good book but if you are new
first Head first java and Kathy's book for scjp than khalid would be good.
Khalid book is in depth.

I am preparing for scjp1.4 so read all reviews, go to amazon find book's reviews and do what you feel and think right.

I would recommend Kathy's book for scjp and than Khalid.
But still read other's review and do what you feel right.

Bye.
 
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Hey ranchers

First ,my apologies for ignoring the naming policy Admins :roll:
and Thanks for the prompt reply

So can i assume that ,
i should do a quick recap of JAVA programming Language in A week or so
and then start with SCJP specific studies.

My deadline is 20th Sep . At max i can extend it to 25th september. Till then my aim is to clear SCJP.And i am fulltime into doing this. Is it possible. Has some one did that before

Ok, for a good Introductory text of JAVA which book should I consult

I have complete refrence JAVA 2 Herbert Scidt ( i know the spelling is wrong) ...but it is depressingly thick ...any other book or tutorial on the net is welcome

i am starting on JAVA tonight

Regards
Amit
 
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Amit, we still need your last name to comply with the naming policy.

Mark
 
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Hi Amit,
All the Best.
 
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Amit,

for introduction to java,

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.

bye.
 
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