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Web Sites to help with OCMJD Assignment?

 
Gautham Kumar
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Hi,

Enthuware used to have support for helping with OCMJD assignment. But they are not responding to any queries.

Do we have similar web sites for help with OCMJD assignment.

I am doing this on my own, but wondering if we have 1-1 support which can speed up completing the assignment as the duration to complete is only 6 months:-(

I am nervous as i already used one month and not much progress:-( although Roel is answering all my questions with quick turnaround time :-)

I will continue to complete on my own by taking adavantage of valuable resources in this forum.

Thanks,
 
Roel De Nijs
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As far as I know the K&B6 book has some coverage about this exam. You have Roberto's paper as a valuable resource. But the best and most valuable resource is still this forum. Probably all your questions and doubts can be found at least once in this forum.

But this certification is different from other certifications. It's about you creating an application based on a set of requirements. Therefore there are very few (if none) websites to offer support for the OCMJD assignment. From a certified developer you may expect he takes decisions (based on some requirements) and codes these decisions without the 1-1 support from another person. As you noticed (if you have read several threads in this forum) very little code fragments are shown, we just provide pointers or hints, all the rest is up to you!

And from a positive point-of-view: you only have to meet/implement the must requirements in the assignment (hence their name ). For all other things there is no good or wrong (as with the multiple choice questions). Everything is ok if you explain your decisions well. So if you have some doubts about a certain approach, read some threads here and/or post a new thread to get some other insights and just make a decision and implement it (don't forget to document your decision in choices.txt).

Good luck!

(No need to be nervous: I started in January 2009 and submitted my assignment in May 2009, so it took me 5 months to complete the assignment. I combined it with a daily full-time job, so only evenings & weekends)
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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I can suggest you to read this book: http://www.apress.com/9781590595169 before you proceed with design and implementation. The book helped me very much with my assignment (I was using Java SE6, so don't be confused with Java SE 5 in books title)
 
Roel De Nijs
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Mikalai Zaikin wrote:I can suggest you to read this book

How could I have missed that book I used that one myself too
 
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I used the same book. It's a good one. I still own a copy.
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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Gautham,

It also confusing to hear that Enthuware not responding. As far as I know they are very responsive - on their forum and here at CodeRanch.

Try to contact Paul

Also, I just checked and found that they provide some sample OCMJD project for free - http://enthuware.com/index.php/scjd-project

You can download it from here: http://enthuware.com/jdevplus/jdevplus.zip

But before you try to understand the content of the ZIP file, I still suggest you to spend couple of weeks and read the book from Apress I mentioned above. It will give you general picture of the assignment.

HTH,
MZ
 
Gautham Kumar
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Special Thanks to Mikalai, Pawel and Roel for your valuable information and motivation!!

I am all pumped up now and ready to take on this certification with passion and entusiasm :-)

As i still have to do this while on a Full Time job like Roel. And Roel has given me additional confidence :-)

I bought the book from Apress, but did not complete reading it :-( As i was confused as to whether start project or complete reading book first

Now i got clarity :-) Thanks, Mikalai.

Thanks everyone !!!
 
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