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Career change - desktop support to Java programmer

 
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hi guys , so as the topic says , I'm looking to change career paths , really tired of desktop support. Would like to become a qualified Java Programmer/developer.
I see there is two certification paths ( Oracle certified associate 7 and OCP 7)

1. is these two exams better to take then the OCA 5/6 and OCP6?
2.If I pass just the one exam OCA7, will I be a recognized java programmer or must the second exam be taken (OCP7) in order to get that title.

is there any great books/ study guides that you can recommend for the OCA7?

so far I have been reading tutorials on the internet.

Thank you.
 
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Ok so I've been reading this forum and seen majority recommends the OCAJ7 book by Mala Gupta.
Hmmm, I think I should order it.
 
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"Written for developers with a working knowledge of Java who want to earn the OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification." That's what it says at amazon about this book .

So I guess I will need another book , java for beginners or something,
What is a good book you would recommend for someone like me who is only starting to learn java ,
There is like over 100 books on Amazon for a java beginner, WHICH ONE do I choose?.
(I have been reading online tutorials , but prefer a book).
Thank you
 
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Prino, welcome to CodeRanch!

Prino Govder wrote:

So I guess I will need another book , java for beginners or something,
What is a good book you would recommend for someone like me who is only starting to learn java ,



We do reviews of books here at CodeRanch. Take a look at our reviews for some of the beginning Java books and maybe they'll help you decide.
 
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I generally recommend "Head First Java" or "Thinking in Java" to new developers. The later has the advantage of being free for older editions. (Which is fine for the basics)
 
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ok so the year is December 2017 , still a desktop engineer time went by so fast and i am still in the same place.
what is a good source of info to get started as a junior developer or junior programmer .
 
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I can think of the sort of questions a prospective employer might ask.
What have you done in those three years? How have you learnt programming? What applications have you created?
 
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Prino Govder wrote:hi guys , so as the topic says , I'm looking to change career paths , really tired of desktop support.   Would like to become a qualified Java Programmer/developer.
I see there is two certification paths ( Oracle certified associate 7 and OCP 7)

1. is these two exams better to take then the OCA 5/6 and OCP6?
2.If I pass just the one exam OCA7, will I be a recognized java programmer or must the second exam be taken (OCP7) in order to get that title.

is there any great books/ study guides that you can recommend for the OCA7?

so far I have been reading tutorials on the internet.

Thank you.



Brilliant move. Seriously. You can do it.

Employed or like-positioned programmers don't often subject themselves to these kinds of tests because, like me, they're afraid they'd fail.  LOL. So you might find that not too many people have first hand experience with study aids. However, what you want to do if you can scrape up the cash is join safari oreilly which will surely have all the resources any programmer could ever wish for.

Best of luck on your new career path!!

 
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You need to learn some Programming Language like Java and Advance Java to switch from Desk support to JAVA programmer. If you join any Java training Institute after working period or weekend class can join. Start preparation on live project which is helpful to grow more knowledge in Java programming.
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