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How to start for SCJP/OOPJP etc.?

 
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Hi Rancher,

I am java developer having 2 years exp. in small company in Delhi/NCR and new for certification and interested for SCJP,OOPJP in future very soon...
But so confused about these and I don't have any idea from where I start for certification please suggest me.

Thanks
 
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My recommendations:

1. Read JavaRanch FAQs or read this preparation article about OCPJP 6 http://www.epractizelabs.com/blog2/?p=166 and OCAJP 7 http://www.epractizelabs.com/blog2/?p=413
2. Understand the difference between old and new versions of Java SE certifications. Read this article about these difference at http://www.epractizelabs.com/blog2/?p=522
3. Choose your Java SE version (SE 6 or SE 7) for taking certification
4. Understand exam objectives and plan your schedule for your preparation
5. Study theory and workout program examples
6. Attend mock exams to test where you are and focus more on weak areas

Good luck for your certification success !!!
 
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Sierra and Bates book is also very nice if you are considering version 6. For version 7, as per my knowledge, there's no any book, however, we can expect a book within few months (since there's pretty big change in objectives).

If version 6 or 7 is your doubt, and if you are considering version 6 because there's no material available, then I would suggest to wait till material becomes available and go for the version 7 exam. It has got some nice objectives which are not there in version 6.

I hope this helps.

All the best.
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