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Nelson Nadal
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I'm a web developer (passed SWCD) but wanted to get SCJD too.

I 've SCJD Exam with J2SE 5, but to be honest I got lost always in the middle of Thread topic. I knew generally how it works but the details makes me always sick. I always restart that topic to understand it. So I cant move on.

I dont know if there is another way around to have a good look on SJCD.

Maybe I just need encouragement or more advice how to approach this kind of review. Am I just going to code, compile and run the provided codes here first and then later just read the explanation.

Thanks, just confuzed here.
 
K. Tsang
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Hi Nelson, SCJD's main topics consist of Swing, threads, networking (socket or RMI), file I/O, event handling, your software design / project management / documentation and UML / design patterns skills. I consider SCJD assignment is a "networked, concurrent, Swing application".

If you worry about your threading skills, try writing code that does threading. Learning by practice. So you shouldnt need to worry much because you get up to 1 year to do the assignment - enough time for you to pick up enough to do the assignment.

Good Luck
[ January 01, 2009: Message edited by: K. Tsang ]
 
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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First time learning thread seems a little bit difficult by reading the book "SJCD Exam with J2SE". Maybe you'll interest in the Java Tutorial in http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/index.html I think it is easy enough to understand.

To learn about multithreading, you must have parallel thinking because multithreading is executed at the same time (it is not exactly the same time, because the processing is too fast, it is like happen at the same time).

Hope my reply will be a good reference for you.


Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar (Java Instructor) SCJP 5.0, SCJA, SCJD (UrlyBird 1.3.2)
 
Anne Crace
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Just a correction to K Tsang's post. Unless something has changed, there is no time limit on SCJD. I heard the record is 6 years, and I'm close to half of that myself. I will have had mine out for 3 years sometime this coming Spring. I am pretty close to being done, but finishing my BS trumps the cert. I work on it if I have nothing else to do at work, which isn't very often. Good luck to all. It has been a very worthwhile effort in my opinion.
 
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Hi Anne, in fact I just started mine just before Xmas and I got 1 year time limit. However, last time I checked Sun hasn't updated the change yet.time limit for more info.
 
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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It is a possible that only the new participants get a new 1-year policy and Sun has not announce it yet. After all, the Sun's Employee has to celebrate the X'mas right ?

Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar (Java Instructor) SCJP 5.0, SCJA, SCJD (UrlyBird 1.3.2)
 
Roberto Perillo
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Weird, I read another post where someone sent an email to who2contact@sun.com, where this person was informed that the time limit has changed to 1 year. However, on this page, it still says that there's no time limit!
 
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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It doesn't really matter if we can finish the assignment in less than 6 months. Unfortunately many people is busy on their job. I heard that SCEA has the new 1-year policy too.

Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar (Java Instructor) SCJP 5.0, SCJA, SCJD (UrlyBird 1.3.2)
 
K. Tsang
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Originally posted by Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar:
It doesn't really matter if we can finish the assignment in less than 6 months. Unfortunately many people is busy on their job. I heard that SCEA has the new 1-year policy too.

Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar (Java Instructor) SCJP 5.0, SCJA, SCJD (UrlyBird 1.3.2)


Yes the SCEA5 has the new 1-year policy.
 
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