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Career change - desktop support to Java programmer

 
Prino Govder
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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.
 
Prino Govder
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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.
 
Prino Govder
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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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Thanks
 
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