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I am fresher to Java and would like guidence to Master it.
I would like to know the topics I need to cover in Java with an objective of getting a Job in Java in the future.
Please mention any certifications I should pass which will be helpful in starting the career in Java Technologies.

Thanks in advance for your valuable advices.
 
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Hi Moti.
Welcome to JavaRanch.

I'm going to move this to our Java In General forum for you.
This forum is for Servlet specific questions.
 
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I personally think you ought to learn computing from somebody who knows how to do it. I presume there is no college course you can do?

Go through the cattle drive on this website.
Read the Java™ tutorials. Get a good beginner's book (see the "bunkhouse books" on this website). Read the discussions on this website, particularly on beginners'.
 
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Thanks Campbell for your advice.

I forgot to mention my background. I am not new to Computing, I am currently working in IT but looking for career change so I am looking for specific advice on the Topics I need to cover inorder to get a job in Java like Core Java + Swing + Servlets + Spring etc..., and also nice books on various topics in Java.

Thanks,
Moti.
 
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Forget about "Swing + Servlets + Spring etc" for a while. What matters is getting a solid understanding of standard Java. Start with a tutorial and post any problems to this forum.
 
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Thanks Roger I will concentrate on Core Java initially.
 
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Originally posted by Moti Deter:
Thanks Campbell for your advice.

I am not new to Computing.

If you already know how to program, try books like "Core Java 2" by Cay Horstmann and Gary Cornell. Get a recent edition, 7th or 8th. Remember JavaRanch is paid a fee if you use the links from bunkhouse books to Amazon and buy it.
 
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intilally go through complete reference java..and then go through head first java..it will make through understating of concepts in java..this is my experience
 
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Thanks to everyone for the advice I will start going thru the books mentioned.
 
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You can also try Head First Java.
 
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