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Can a fresher from coll Get Sun certified?

 
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Hi i am fresher and see all the ranchers are working and have experience in java domain. So what are my chances of getting certified.Am I aiming too high? some thing ungettable.But i am really interested in JAVA.

Suggestions please.......... Should i really take this.
 
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why not? if your concepts are clear you can definately get it. by the way i have not completed my graduation yet(i am in IVth year of BTech) and going to give SCJP5 this friday !! and two of my batch mates are already SCJP5 with 84% each...
just believe in yourself !!!
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Thanks a lot Priyam for your encouraging reply.Best of luck for your exam. Can i get more details regarding how much hours should i spend every day so that i will be able to complete it in this october. Because i want to be certified before i join any company. Please throw some light on how to prepare. Suggestions please........
 
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Hi

Time is depending upon your statergy.

If you are working people.concepts are clear then daily 2 hours is sufficient..

If you are new then it will take may be 2 months..

Work out the programs.don�t blindly read the book

Atlease read the K& B book twice and take the mock exam available on the net..

Depending on your score in the mock exam.if you feel confident that I can able to get good marks and then go ahead..

You are a fresher if you start now itself it�s a good time to step in the world of java.

all the best buddy
 
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Hi

Time is depending upon your statergy.

If you are working people.concepts are clear then daily 2 hours is sufficient..

If you are new then it will take may be 2 months..

Work out the programs.don�t blindly read the book

Atlease read the K& B book twice and take the mock exam available on the net..

Depending on your score in the mock exam.if you feel confident that I can able to get good marks and then go ahead..

You are a fresher if you start now itself it�s a good time to step in the world of java.

all the best buddy
 
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Thanks swamynathan i am not working so my plan is to spend some 4-5 hours studying K&B and in a month or two completing the book as many times as possible and then take up the mock exam.Do yoy think Whizlab simulator will be help full.And provide some details if you have any idea about it .

And one more thing i am placed in IBM and my joining is late so i thought of utilising this time.
 
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congratulations for being placed in IBM srinivas!!

i have been preparing for SCJP for last 6 months and was able to give 5hrs daily...i would have loved to give more time but due to college commitment i couldn't !!

as far as whizlabs is considered, it is pretty good. i don't know whether they match the standards as that of real exam..but ey must be pretty closed to it..i am too using it..
 
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Thanks Priyam i wanted to know whether studying for 5hrs can i take the exam in oct last week. what all should i do to complete it successfully i am ready to put in more efforts and if you have any suggestions please help.....

Thanks in advance
 
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l it looks like you are giving yourself 3months to give SCJp. is that time enough, only depends on on how much knowledge you have about java prior to today..if your basic are clear..i think it should be sufficient...given that whether you feel confident or not..

if you are totally new to java then i would advice you to read Head First Java by K&B then jump to certification..

i read K&B 3times and have given 9 mock papers so far...i think K&B shold be enogh for you and there are quiet a lot of links in FAQ's where you can get additional matter as well and ofcourse javaranch is there to solve your problems..

my only advice to you is start studying..BUT before you give the final exam you must give mock papers to test yourself..
 
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Thanks Priyam, i am not new to java i have done some 3 projs in coll.And now i have idea about J2EE and web applications also but very little. As far as Core java is concerned i am pretty good at it.ok i will continue my study.Thanks for your valuable suggestions
 
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ya 3 months is is enough if you know the basics of java don't hesitate man

if you think you can do it..go ahead

purchase the Kathy seria book(read it througly)and start to read
 
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