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Frodo Boonyoung
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Notice that I'm real kind of Java noob B-)

I want to know something about Sun's provided courses on Java. Please help me consider if it is necessary for preparation of SCJP exam. Are the general books in the market sufficient? Should I run to the take those courses right now?

Thanx fou ur kindness
Frodo Boonyoung Baggins

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SCWCD within 10 years
 
Stephen Huey
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A year and a half ago I passed the 1.4 version with the Sun Certified Programmmer and Developer for Java 2 Study Guide book:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0072226846/qid=1104202170/sr=2-1/ref=pd_ka_b_2_1/104-7794509-6404755
 
Jimmy Die
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Hi,


I've taken a Sun course (the beginner one). It was nice because I had an absolute time line to complete the course otherwise my money would be wasted. *I hate wasting money* more than I hate studying, so it was a way to spur myself along. It was also nice because at the time i was beginning java or programming in general, I felt like I was out of the programmers loop and it was a starting point for me. From a psychological perspective the course was good for me.

If you ask me would I ever take another course through sun, I have to say no. For the reason why not see line above enclosed in astriks. (I read the books now.)

Cheers,
 
Jeroen Wenting
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I did SL275. For me it was too basic, but someone with less experience can benefit greatly from it.
I'm planning to take the followup course next year in preparation for SCJD (going for SCJP early next year, after some more practice exams).

Personally I like the interaction with a human. You can ask questions, debate solutions above and beyond the published scope of the course.
I learned more from that talk at the side of the course material than from the course proper.
All that you don't get from a CD ROM or online course...
Such makes a classroom course well worth the money (plus the Sun course material is first rate, I've not seen better).
 
Frodo Boonyoung
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Thnx for all opinion and recommendation. ---<-@

I make my decision to take the noob course at Sun-Ed already. I knew this site from the book Head-First which one of the author said something hard to believe "the warmest Java community in the world". Now I find itz true!!!

Hope we can grow up together one day.......
 
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