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So I have found a couple of books, though can't vouch for them as I haven't tried them -

(1) Practical Java Project for Beginners - B.M. Harwani
(2) Java Programming Inc. by CEP Inc. and Sestak
(3) Java Projects BPB

You should be able to find copies on Amazon/Flipkart.

Hope that helps!

Also see Private Messages.
8 years ago
So I have found a couple of books, though can't vouch for them as I haven't tried them -

(1) Practical Java Project for Beginners - B.M. Harwani
(2) Java Programming Inc. by CEP Inc. and Sestak
(3) Java Projects BPB

You should be able to find copies on Amazon/Flipkart.

Hope that helps!
8 years ago
Thanks a lot Mohamed Sanaulla and Anayonkar Shivalkar! That was very helpful. I have been hearing alot about Core Java, Effective Java and Code Complete. I will definitely check them out. Thanks again!
8 years ago
Hey Raghavendra ...I am in the exact same situation and have been trying really hard to find a book for real world problems. Did you find anything suitable?
8 years ago
My education background is = Economics.

And I'll check out odesk and SourceForge, thank you!
9 years ago
Thanks for the tips! I will do just that, right after I'm done with this Java textbook I'm really curious about!
Hi,

I just cleared the SCJP/OCPJP exam some time ago and am now looking for an entry-level Java job. The problem is that I do not come from an Engineering background and have no experience in the IT industry. I am trying to self-study my way into the industry, which is why I took the exam.

Does anybody have suggestions for a good website where I can post my resume. Monster etc. have lots of job postings but for experienced professionals. I am open to doing an internship to begin with, just to get things going.

Thanks!
9 years ago
Hi!

Having cleared the SCJP/OCPJP I was wondering what to do next. Since the SCJP essentially pertains to the syntax and not so much the application of it, I can't really claim to know Java. What can I do to start applying the many, many Java concepts I learnt during the SCJP prep?

I read somewhere that building a simple application would be a good place to start (from learning and job prospect point of view). While I think that's a great idea, given that I have very little programming experience I don't think I am ready for that.

I don't think I want to start preparing for another certification. How about picking up a book such as the Head First Design Patterns or Head First Software Development? I read the reviews on Amazon, but not being able to figure out if those are suitable for someone with no Java programming experience.

Any suggestions/recoomendations/advice?

Thanks!
I too was concerned about the pen-paper issue. I was given a whiteboard and a pen which I had to use sparingly as there was no eraser! But fortunately, contrary to what I had imagined, I didn't need to use the board too often. Do remember to cover your pen after each use else the ink dries up!
Thank you everyone!

I think that those questions did involve the logic of wait/notify etc. In fact I think that for one of the questions one of them was the right answer (according to my deduction, I could be wrong of course). I did not get any questions on Serialization though.

The test center I went to was certainly not in a far flung region and it seemed to be a busy center as well. But who knows, maybe they don't get too many Java certification candidates.
So finally I took the exam today and though I did not get a great score (70%), I passed. Yay!! I think I had prepared for a 70-75% score and that's what I got, so it's cool

The exam was much harder than anticipated and it didn't help that the very first question (and second one too, for that matter) had wait/notify etc. as answer options. The first 20 odd questions were really nasty, it did get better thereafter. I wish the easier questions were posted before the really tough ones. I guess that would have given me some time to warm up and put me in a better frame of mind for the toughies.

All's well that ends well, but it did take a whole lot of positive self-talk (haha!) to get through the first hour.

For my prep, I had used K&B + Enthuware. Both excellent sources and highly recommended. The difficulty level of the questions was somewhere in between K&B end of chapter self tests and Enthuware. I say that even though my real exam score was very similar to Enthuware scores. With Enthuware mock questions, more often than not, I could figure out whether I had answered a question correctly or not; but with the real exam questions - I had no idea! There were very few questions that I was sure about, and that was very frustrating. The last day (unique) Enthuware mock is a MUST DO.

Also, I felt that the real exam code was smudgy, and really hard to read.

I couldn't do the K&B master exams or ExamLab as I do not work on Windows.

Lastly, to everyone who helped me out here - thank you!!

Good Luck!



I wish I could remember where I read that. In all likelihood it was on this very forum but can't say for sure. I had done a search on "Enthuware" (to figure out if a question I was having issues with had already been discussed) and I think that's when it showed up.

On a side note, I cleared the exam today and Enthuware was a big help. So thank you!!
I read somewhere that the Enthuware license is valid for a limited time period. Is this true and if yes, what's the validity period? Thanks.
Thanks everyone for the tips. And point taken, Bert! So here's the complete question -


Given the following directory structure:



If test, testdir, subdir and subdir2 are all directories and Finder.class and testfile.txt are files, and given:



And, if the code compiles, the invocation:

java Finder testdir

What is the result?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5
F. 100
G. Compilation fails
H. An exception is thrown at runtime

The answer says that C is correct and that File I/O stuff is risky but it's okay for main() to throw an exception.

My question is - how can we say with certainty that an exception won't be thrown at runtime, ruling out H.

Thanks.
Thanks for that. So for a question such as the one above do we just answer assuming that an exception will not be thrown?