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raghav singh
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Hi,

I would like to know what book to read to prepare java 7 OCA exams??

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OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification Guide by Mala Gupta and/or SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Exam 310-065 by Bert Bates/Katherine Sierra . If your new to programming i recommend as a starter either Intro in Java Programming or Thinking in Java . Also i think it might be a good idea to read both Mala and Bert Bates , from my experience both have advantages and disadvantages ...

Also then your feel more or less ready for the exam buy Enthuwere mock exams ( a must ) and other mock exams if you still don't feel ready/cant score at list 70%+ at the first sitting .
 
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Hi

Thanks for the reply.

yeah. I am actually new to programming.I have chosen java as my first programming language.It just I don't know where to start...lol

So you suggest that I learn java through intro in programming or thinking in java ...guess I will start there then and later I will buy mala Gupta book and the other one.

Though I am bit short of time.I have about 15 days before I enter the exam.
 
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If your new to programming ( as in you don't know what an if statement does ) there is no chance you can learn java and pass the exam in 15 days . I started about 4.5 months ago and i recon i still need around 1 month .
 
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Hi again,

Of course I am not new NEW. I am just new like 2 week...lol

Actually I know only basic stuff like

Selection,loops,methods,arrays and I am playing around with them on eclipse until I feel comfortable with it.

I learn most of them through forum discussion and oracle documentation.

But then I decided to look through the exam objectives for OCA java 7 and noticed that I don't know almost none of it.It got me confused.

That's what make me come here.





 
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If you are a beginner start with an intro book. Thinking in Java by Bruce Eckel is good choice. Another is Head First Java by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates.

Also if you really want to learn a language, don't use a IDE like Eclipse or Netbeans. This way, it forces you to type in everything (rather than what IDE suggest/auto-complete) and allow you to use the command prompt to compile/run/package(jar) the application/programs. The best part to not using IDE is referring to the API for the documentation (eg class, methods, etc).

Once you are covered the basics, then you can start considering preparing for the OCAJP7.
 
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raghav singh wrote: Of course I am not new NEW. I am just new like 2 week...lol

That's pretty new. I agree with Tiberius that it is likely going to take you more than 15 more days to learn enough Java to pass the exam. Is there any reason you can't reschedule the exam to a future date?

I agree with Tsang's book recommendations.
 
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Hi raghav singh,

First of all, a warm welcome to the CodeRanch!

raghav singh wrote:Though I am bit short of time.I have about 15 days before I enter the exam.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but no way that it's possible to learn and pass the exam in just 15 days. Even if you would be able to study 24/7, it's simply impossible. So you should definitely reschedule the exam (if possible).

raghav singh wrote:Of course I am not new NEW. I am just new like 2 week...lol

With just 2 weeks of experience under your belt, you are still a new kid on the Java block. So first learn Java using an intro book (see Tsang's book recommendations) and/or the online Oracle tutorials and this great Java community. Once you have a good understanding/knowledge of Java you can start focusing on the OCAJP7 exam using one (or more) of these recources.
Another tip when you are learning Java: do not use an IDE (like Eclipse or NetBeans). Just use NotePad (or another text editor of your choice) and use javac/java to compile/run your little programs. In the beginning it might be far from smooth, but once you are up to speed, you'll learn much more about Java and its API. (By the way, that's how I learnt Java in college too)

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
raghav singh wrote: Of course I am not new NEW. I am just new like 2 week...lol

That's pretty new. I agree with Tiberius that it is likely going to take you more than 15 more days to learn enough Java to pass the exam. Is there any reason you can't reschedule the exam to a future date?

I agree with Tsang's book recommendations.


Yeah I think I underestimate the exam.I gonna take a month.
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:Hi raghav singh,

First of all, a warm welcome to the CodeRanch!

raghav singh wrote:Though I am bit short of time.I have about 15 days before I enter the exam.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but no way that it's possible to learn and pass the exam in just 15 days. Even if you would be able to study 24/7, it's simply impossible. So you should definitely reschedule the exam (if possible).

raghav singh wrote:Of course I am not new NEW. I am just new like 2 week...lol

With just 2 weeks of experience under your belt, you are still a new kid on the Java block. So first learn Java using an intro book (see Tsang's book recommendations) and/or the online Oracle tutorials and this great Java community. Once you have a good understanding/knowledge of Java you can start focusing on the OCAJP7 exam using one (or more) of these recources.
Another tip when you are learning Java: do not use an IDE (like Eclipse or NetBeans). Just use NotePad (or another text editor of your choice) and use javac/java to compile/run your little programs. In the beginning it might be far from smooth, but once you are up to speed, you'll learn much more about Java and its API. (By the way, that's how I learnt Java in college too)

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel


Hi Mr Roel,


Thanks for the advise and suggestion.It will surely help me.

 
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raghav singh wrote:Yeah I think I underestimate the exam.I gonna take a month.

I think you underestimated it once again...

Anyways good luck!
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
raghav singh wrote:Yeah I think I underestimate the exam.I gonna take a month.

I think you underestimated it once again...

Anyways good luck!


Lol....I just like this kind of challenge.
 
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