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.
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'.
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.
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.