I need a little direction while preparing for SCJP... I have read Kathy Sierra and Bates book almost twice. However, before starting i was fairly new to the JAVA language, and had referred JAVA complete reference before starting Kathy Sierra and Bates book.
Conceptually i consider my self fairly strong in JAVA, however, its difficult to remember every single detail, considering i am not a JAVA programmer right now... and have to go back occasionally to the pages for a section while preparing for this exam...
I am at a stage now, where i need to give the exam latest by October first week... I would appreciate any kind of help that you might have to offer to take it off from here.. I am regular on this forum, its a great place to be for a beginner or an expert in JAVA!
What i am looking for is that after reading the kathy book (twice), should it be a good practice to skim through all the sections once before starting the mock tests...( considering i am fairly low on direction right now, a disastrous score is the last thing i am looking for )
I am currently reading up the last few pages in the book...So, please! share any kind of experiences/methods of preparation which you might think will be useful...any effective ways which would help to revise the topics ???
I have the CD from the kathy seirra book on mock test and i plan on doing the Exam Lab by Devaka...Are there any other mock tests/Questions which could be helpful!!! ???
I really want to get a good score and i have been preparing since a considerable amount of time(with work)...
I look for posts where ppl share their experiences after they give their exams! Thanks to them! I would be really appreciate for any form of advice!!
Do not stress yourself up at this time. Give the exams and then you will know how much you have stored the concepts in your brain. Also i was in the same kind of state but really speaking, its not good to stress oneself up. Give the Masterexam and Examlab. Well MasterExam i preferred to give the 75 question Open book test and i was true to myself to not go back and change the answer once you find that it was wrong. Also it helped in finding out what way your thinking for that particular question and made me realize what was wrong at that instant only. Examlab is a gem so its a must for people preparing for SCJP to give that exam. Well for me i gave that exam for the first time and after a week i gave that exam again. About K&B, read the book and write some mock codes so that you understand what's happening and why its happening. Be cool and be confident.
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