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guidance about preparation for SCJP

 
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Hello friends. I am in my final year of computer engineering.
I havent got a job through campus placements and hence i am thinking of getting SCJP 1.5.
I know the basics of Java and some coding.
But how should i study for SCJP?Is the K &B book enough? I have other stuffs to handle like college studies, project etc. so how much daily effort is required to clear the exam. Also , what approach should i use for coding?

thanks
 
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harsh Pathak wrote:Hello friends. I am in my final year of computer engineering.
I havent got a job through campus placements and hence i am thinking of getting SCJP 1.5.
I know the basics of Java and some coding.
But how should i study for SUN CERTIFIED JAVA PROGRAMMER ?Is the K &B book enough? I have other stuffs to handle like college studies, project etc. so how much daily effort is required to clear the exam. Also , what approach should i use for coding?

thanks



hi all i dont want to spam with a new topic.. i have a same kind of problem above mentioned.
Frankly speaking i don't know java!
i Know c++ very well. I want to be scjp . so please guide me too. shall i start learning using K&B
or start from basics?? i find K&B easier..please guide me
 
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Hey as mentioned by you that you know Java Basics...so I wont tell you to go for a Java Beginners book.....
Hence you can start off with K&B right away...as this book will help you a lot for SCJP preparation....

Once you are finished reading this book...try giving mock exams...there are lots of mock exams available in this forum as well...and there are some others also...so give some hands on on them....

Well as you are a College student then according to me you should atleast give 2 hrs everyday ...but well it would also depend when are you giving the exam...if you are giving it after 2-3 months then 2 hrs everyday will do...

So just hope for the best and do well......both in your final year and SCJP...

Take Care
 
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K&B book is more than enough. Put 2-3 hrs of effort in reading everyday. Go through the book once. and Read specially the two minute drills and take the exam after each chapter. regularly visit this forum and check out the problems posted by fellow members. See if you can answer that or if somebody else has, then check if you are able to grasp that logic and relate to what you have gone through in the book.

Download Devaka Cooray's Examlab from www.examlab.tk. and practice the test. discuss the problem you face. Check out other mock test in net. You'll find many. and then don't forget to buy the voucher and fix the slot.

Hope this helps. All the best.
-Vinayak Bhat
 
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

The K&B book is the most used and probably the best book for preparing for the SCJP exam. However, that book is not really meant to teach you Java from scratch. If you've never programmed in Java at all, then I'd begin with another book, such as Head First Java (also written by K&B). There are many books about programming in Java available. Watch out that you get a book that's not too old - you'll want a book that at least covers Java 5.

Sun also has a very good set of Java tutorials.

For more information about preparing for the SCJP exam, see our SCJP FAQ.
 
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Alpesh Rathod wrote:Hey as mentioned by you that you know Java Basics...so I wont tell you to go for a Java Beginners book.....
Hence you can start off with K&B right away...as this book will help you a lot for SCJP preparation....

Once you are finished reading this book...try giving mock exams...there are lots of mock exams available in this forum as well...and there are some others also...so give some hands on on them....

Well as you are a College student then according to me you should atleast give 2 hrs everyday ...but well it would also depend when are you giving the exam...if you are giving it after 2-3 months then 2 hrs everyday will do...

So just hope for the best and do well......both in your final year and SCJP...

Take Care


thanks mate... that helped me a lot .... it has boosted my confidence. Now im gonna kick butt in the exam...thanks bro

 
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