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Please help me plan my scjp prep

 
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Hello All

This is my first post here.
Please suggest me the following:
> good book (I did go through some posts here everyone suggests K & B !! is it enough?)
> how much time I should allot for my prep? ( I am programming in java since 1 year and can spend 5 hours per day for prep)
> When to buy the voucher? Does it expire?
> Do anyone have voucher for sale at a rebate price? Pl PM me.


Hope I will take time to actively participate in this forum and get certified.

Cheers
Nihal
 
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nihal saharsha wrote:Hello All

This is my first post here.
Please suggest me the following:
> good book (I did go through some posts here everyone suggests K & B !! is it enough?)
> how much time I should allot for my prep? ( I am programming in java since 1 year and can spend 5 hours per day for prep)
> When to buy the voucher? Does it expire?
> Do anyone have voucher for sale at a rebate price? Pl PM me.


Hope I will take time to actively participate in this forum and get certified.

Cheers
Nihal



K&B is more than enough, no need to read 10 books, just one is enough. Do it self-test and 2 minute drills sincerely.
Since you are working on java since 1.5 years, 20-25 days is enough for you to complete this book, you should start from your weak areas, I have found Generics and Collection topics are the weakest area of most of guys here, so start from chapter 7 generics and collection, then you can go to chapter 6 it is File I/O, regex, Date, Calendar, DateFormat, NumberFormat, Regex, Scanner, Console, String, StringBuffer, StringBuilder so bit long chapter, then go for Chapter 9 Threading, Chapter 8 Inner class a small chapter, chapter 10 development than chapter 5 for exceptions, assertions, chapter 2 oops, cohesion, coupling and all.

Do these things, give first Devaka Examlab, Inquisition than master exam and some mocks from javaranchs. If you did not score near to 70% than again give all exams, than go for voucher only.

And most important thing, be very active in javaranch, this will help you the most.
 
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thanks very much for your reply n suggestions..
 
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You can download the Devaka Cooray's simulator here http://www.examlab.tk/

I am using it right now. It's harder than Master Exam from K&B though, but I recommend you to go through Master Exam also for you will find Generics and Thread questions that will help you gain confidence. God speed!
 
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well, as the other friends told below, the book K&B is enough to the exame. I recommend to you the Whizlabs, is very good and more dificult that the real exam.
The master exame there are some erros in the questions, when I did my certification I did not use it because this point.

good luck!
 
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