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New to Java: How long do you think it will take for me to sit for a Java certification exam?

 
shashi sun
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New to Java: How long do you think it will take for me to sit for a Java certification exam?

I recently started learning Java with Headfirst and its going ok. just wanted to get a feel if reading Headfirst is sufficient to get myself a sun certification?
let me know if i am looking at it the right way.

Thanks,
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Welcome to the Ranch
I shall move this thread to the certification forum, where you will probably get an answer to your question.

But you are asking the wrong question. It should be: how much work do I have to do to become proficient and how long will that take?
 
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Welcome to the forum, friend!

Reading Heads First is a very good start! However, before sitting for the exam I would recommend some exam-specific readings. When I was preparing for the Programmer Certification, Kathy Sierra's book was very helpful.

It is hard to say how long your preparation will take. It depends on your effort and dedication. I would say a good indication to whether you are ready or not to pass the certification are your mock exam results. Once you start scoring 80-90% on them I would say you are ready...

Good luck!!!
 
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Ronaldo Nazario wrote:Welcome to the forum, friend!

Reading Heads First is a very good start! However, before sitting for the exam I would recommend some exam-specific readings. When I was preparing for the Programmer Certification, Kathy Sierra's book was very helpful.

It is hard to say how long your preparation will take. It depends on your effort and dedication. I would say a good indication to whether you are ready or not to pass the certification are your mock exam results. Once you start scoring 80-90% on them I would say you are ready...

Good luck!!!


Thanks! i think thats what i wanted to hear. i will start my learning now!
 
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