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Dear Friends,
This is Sandeep from India, I am Planning to give SCJP 5.0(expecting at least 90%)this week.

I have reffered to
1)Sybex Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide
2)OReilly - Java 1.5 Tiger - A Developers Notebook,
skipped Threading(CH-10),Annotation(CH-6)
3)Sir MZ notes
4)2 Mock Exams at Examulator.com
5)Whizlabs java 1.4 exam Simulator.(80% aggregate in 9 exams)
6)Whizlabs java 5.0 exam Simulator TRIAL only(70% in trial basis)

I have also heard about O'Reilly Java In A Nutshell 2005 for 5.0.so should i refer to this book? and what percentage of questions are related to Java 1.4

I wanted to know that is this much sufficient for the Exam or I need to study more. I would be greatful if u could just give a breif overview about the exam

Please confirm me that does the exam tells how many answers to select for each question for e.g Select 3 Answers/Select 2 Answers

And one more thing that is the time of 175 mins sufficient?

Hoping to get soon reply
Thanx in advance
Sandy
 
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I don't think the Oreilly in a nutshell will help much with the exam (it may be a good book for other purposes). Check out Berts link to some sample quesitons today in this forum. Yes they tell you how many questions to select on the multiple choice questions. Good luck and don't worry about your grade too much, just aim to pass.
 
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Hi,sandeep!

Your are really ambitious!

I didn't use all the materials so I could not give you any comments on that except MZ notes and Whizlabs java 5.0 exam Simulator.They are both really good!

One of the most important charertastic of the SCJP 5.0 exam is that it contains around 30% drag and drop questions or exhibit questions. I personally consider them to be quite time-consuming.So I would suggest you to get familiar with such questions before taking the exam.

To confirm you,the questions in the exam DO tell you how many correct answers you should choose, either explictly (Which two of the following) or implictly (what makes the code compile). You will even get a promt if you try to select more than you should or you will get a reminder if you have selected fewer options. So dont' worry!

The time is far from sufficent, I think.I didn't have time to review and even skip one exihit question with lengthy codes.

Good luck!
 
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Marcus, why you say just aim to pass I mean score is not important.
Market gives importance to score or not or just certificate is enough?

please tell me.
 
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Hi,

I am currently reading Head First Java 5.0 2nd Edition what would you suggest I get as a study guide book for 5.0 exam. I have one for Java 2 but it is still 1.4 so I don't think stuff like autoboxing would be in it.
 
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Thanks for your prompt reply,

Wanted to know will the mock questions og Java 1.4 will Help us in Java 5.0 or rather will they confuse.

And Mr Megs are u reading through Head First Java Design Patterns,or is that another book.

thanks regds
 
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Originally posted by Megs Maquito:
Hi,

I am currently reading Head First Java 5.0 2nd Edition what would you suggest I get as a study guide book for 5.0 exam. I have one for Java 2 but it is still 1.4 so I don't think stuff like autoboxing would be in it.



I don't think HF 5.0 is sufficient for the exam since they don't go in depth on certain topics like generics and enums the way you may be tested on the exam. I would suggest waiting for K&B's SCJP exam prep book if you are looking for an all in one solution.
 
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HF is not a substitute for an exam specific book but until the K&B book is available it is useful resource, particularly if you are relatively new to Java. The reason I say that your score is not important, is that one of the most frequent benefits gained from having the SCJP is for getting passed the Human Resource Department filter. Thus they have a criteria that says , Must Be Qualified and tend not to look at the exact score. Of course one should try to get as good as score as you are capable of, but the difference between having the qualificaiton and not is vast, but the difference in usefulness between a 60% score and a 90% score is marginal. I don't think that an additional 20 or 30% on your score is worth several more months study that could be used studying for an additional qualification (or eating pizza and watching sport frankly).
 
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And Mr Megs are u reading through Head First Java Design Patterns,or is that another book.

thanks regds



Design Pattern is different than Head First Java 5.0 2nd Edition
 
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Thanks Marcus I got you point.
It is better to learn new things rather than waste a month.
 
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Hey guys where can we get this Sir MZ notes Please do send me the URL or mail me to nileshraje81@rediffmail.com..!

Thanks and Regards,
Nilesh
 
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MZ's notes can be found at
http://java.boot.by/scjp-tiger/
 
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