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I am a beginner in Java , I know Java little because of C++ , now I m planning to appear for SCJP .... as it is needed in my job !!

but m really confused whether to give SCJP -5 or SCJP -6 ... I have got Kathy Serra's SCJP-6 book and started studying ... completed just 2 chapters and finindg very very diffucult to remeber the things !!

Planning to appear for the exam between End of Dec-09 to start of Jan-09 ....

As per many ppl SCJP-6 is more tougher than SCJP-5 exam ... so m scred to do the selection between two exams ...

could you please guide me ... which will be better to give and why and how ??
ppl who cleared it successfully ....... did they refer [DELETED] or any other study materials or any [mock] test series ???

 
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"G Pn", please check your private messages for an important administrative matter.
 
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I am extremely sorry for using abbreviations ... This will not be repeated again !!
 
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Please read it again.
 
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I think now I am on right track ...

cold you help me now !! please !!
 
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but m really confused whether to give SCJP -5 or SCJP -6 ... I have got Kathy Serra's SCJP-6 book and started studying ...



There isn't much difference between 5 and 6 -- and... since you are using a SCJP 6 book, then taking the SCJP 6 test may be a good idea.



completed just 2 chapters and finindg very very diffucult to remeber the things !!



It is generally easier to remember when you have hands-on experience. You already said you need it for work, why don't you download the compiler, and write some code for one of the small projects at work?

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Hi Gayatri,

I have a similar situation as yours. I had an idea of object oriented programming because of C++ but no practical knowledge on the same. I however, started with Java complete reference first. I got interested with the subject and the decided to take SCJP as it would be beneficial at my work place. While studying for SCJP it seemed extremely difficult at first since if you are new to Java programming, the things (eg syntax , semantics etc) which one takes for granted when one programs, does not come naturally to you since you are a beginner in the language.

Thus, you need to write small programs on every concept you study. even if you feel, that the program is the simplest eg "Hello World" program. you need to write a code for that, so that the syntax becomes second nature to you. It will be time taking.. but if you intend to work on Java later, this effort is not going to waste and it is also not boring to study then... Practice only makes you think of more possiblities in which a code can behave. Dont expect this to be a time bound journey. Give yourself good enough time to get comfortable with this language. It is different I know for some, who are already working on the language and then appear for exams for perhaps just a certification. If you are new, and if you plan to study JAVA by yourself I can only suggest that you need to really become one with this language as it is a very conceptually based language.

I know, it will not be possible to start of with a new project at work, because perhaps you are giving the exam in the first place to extract work in JAVA.. so just keep practicing at home on your own. I use Kathy sierra and Bates, its a very good book. I am constant on this forum too... However, you might want to complete all the concepts first in the book before looking at some exam lab questions posted on the forum.. or else it might lead to panic attacks

Wish you good luck on your journey!
 
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Thank you Tanya for your great words !
 
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