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want to become android developer

 
meeta gaur
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hi
i want to ask that if someone has done scja and scjp then approximately how much months it will take to become an android developer.thanks
 
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Define "Android developer". Downloading a sample app, learning how to modify it in some trivial way, and installing it on your phone will take less than a day. Would that make you an Android developer?

For a competent Java developer who's got a good grasp of computer science concepts in general I'd estimate the minimum time of study and experimentation needed to become a decent Android developer to be about 500 hours. That translates to be about 3 months of fulltime work.

Note that by "competent Java developer" I mean someone who's got a lot experience doing it (thousands of hours); my understanding is that the SCJA and SCJP exams are theoretical, so that doesn't count towards it.
 
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yes , i am ready to give it 3 months and i also have core java knowledge.i want myself in such a position that i can build some good projects.please guide me.thank you
 
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Not sure what you mean by "core Java knowledge" - thousands of hours of practical -not theoretical- knowledge? Because otherwise my estimation would not apply to you.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:Not sure what you mean by "core Java knowledge" - thousands of hours of practical -not theoretical- knowledge? Because otherwise my estimation would not apply to you.


Yes,sir i have practical knowledge of following things at intermediate level:

Declarations and Access Control
ObjectOrientation
Assignments
Operators
Flow Control, Exceptions, and Assertions
Strings,Formatting, and Parsing
I/O,NIO2
Generics and Collections
InnerClasses
Threads
JDBC
Concurrency
Localization
 
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