Hi all, i am new to this community and i am planning to take up the SCJP 1.5 by august 31. i will be taking exam on august 31. I have started studying from yesterday. i,e 25th june. Plan: i am planning to complete the book once by july 20th. Again, revision by August 5th, take a mock test on 6th, and again one week of revision and take second mock test on 15th. And from 16th to 25th, giving numerous mock tests along with further revisions .... guys what do you say on this ... i want your valuable feedbacks .... please let me know if there are ny better wayto prepare ..... dont blame me sa this post is pretty lengthy ....
thanks in advance ........ [ June 26, 2007: Message edited by: Vinay BS ]
I think you are quite strict with your schedule, which is a good thing accompanied with discipline. On the other hand however, may I suggest that you do not put too much pressure on yourself on the process of completing the studies for the exam. SCJP study provides an excellent avenue for learning, you will learn many things as you go your way. Another thing is, for me, tracking the SCJP dream is more of fun and as I've said learning, than just achieving a certificate. Enjoy, breathe, and meet the rest of the guys here. By the way, Im not an expert Goodluck!
Hi baylon, hmmmm...... what i personally feel is that i have started late on studying..... so i dont want to take any chance in the exam .... but you are correct ..... the primary thing why i am taking this exam is to get a hold on java .... it will help in this right ???
hey all .... as Ramko said, i want to achieve high marks in the exam and as well as gain good knowledge. i have 1.5 years of experience in java .... so what do you guys say .... how i should go about preparing ??? is my plan good enough which i have gievn in the first post ???
I've been studying for the SCJP 5.0 for the last 3 weeks and have failed the test once by one question (last Friday).
Three weeks might not sound like a lot of time but it is all I have done over this time period and have over 120 study hours under my belt. My suggestions are:
Read the K&B book completely. Write mini-programs for every concept whether you feel you understand it or not while using the book as a guide. Once a week or so read all of the Two Minute Drills. I remember something new each time I go through them. Be sure to read the Exam Watch sections. They do help. Ask Questions. Since you're here on the forums it looks like you have this one covered. Relax. I know I personally have learned a lot more while reading/practicing to learn, rather than having to pass a test.
Once again these are my suggestions and I have not passed the exam, yet (although I will be passing it on July 6th!). Best of luck to you!