I cleared the SCJP 1.4 exam today with 80%. I found some of the question wordings a bit ambiguous. Anyways.. as the trend is Here is how i had prepared for the exam. I started preparing for the exam exactly one month back and at that time I just had K&B book with me..I really think its a great book and I am thankful to the authors for writing such a wonderful book.Infact I didnot study any other book other than K&B.
After grasping the basics i took many online exams that are available for free on net. some of them were from www.javacertificate.com and Marcus Green set of question papers. I wish all the best to all aspiring to get SCJP certified. LOVE Aryaan
Dear Sethi !! Sorry for the delay in replying.... I dont know if K&B book is available on net for free or not but one thing I can tell you is that its an excellent book.Well I have the book in pdf formatwhich i had done for my personal use.
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If you are following Khalid Mughal also no problem.Its also a very good book.Actually it is not about which book you read from rather it is to what depth you grasp the concepts. Regarding purchasing the simulators..I had not bought any. I always used the free mock exams available on net and i think they were good enough.But if you are willing to spend then may be you should purchase Whizlabs simulator as I have heard very good about it and I also tried the trial version which was free.. I think that should clear all your doubts..But if you still have any doubts please feel free to ask me. You can also mail me at my personal id email@example.com Wishing you good luck!! [ February 02, 2006: Message edited by: Bert Bates ]
Thanks a lot and let me first apologise for not replying early.... Coming to your questions I had not studied Khalid Mughal.I had just studied Kathy Sierra as I found it more easy to understand and to the point.Khalid Mughal is no doubt a good book but i feel it is good for understanding the concepts in Java( I had tried reading from it).
I had studied K&B book nearly 3-4 times completely.I had done everything very systematically and i made it a point to stick to my plan. Probably that helped me in getting certified in just one month of preparation time. One advise if you are following K&B is do the 2 mins drill before taking up the tests at the end of each chapter.
In general your confidence level will increase if you take more of mock exams after completing your study.Dont get discouraged if you get less score initially as it happens to all of us.I had got 59% in one of the mock exams initially...but its all a process of learning from your mistakes.. Wishing you luck for your preparation!! Love Aryaan
First thing first .. Congratulations!!! for clearing the exam..
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i will be buying the hard copy later on to have a better studying experince. Please let me know if you followed any other books/Material or studying this book is sufficent. Thanks Ashutosh [ February 02, 2006: Message edited by: Bert Bates ]
First off, as an author I have to request that you not distribute copyrighted materials illegally. Not mine, not anyone else's! When you make illegal copies the publishers and authors lose their only source of income! Kathy and I, and all authors, risk many months of our time creating each book!
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