Post a Comment. Pages Home core java thread java 8 array coding string sql books j2ee oop collections data structure interview certification. You may know that from Java SE 7 onwards, you need to pass two exams to become a certified Java developer e. This is also the second part of an article about books to prepare Java SE 7 certifications. Choosing the right book to start with your preparation for OCPJP7 is very important for your success. As I mentioned before, there are three key steps to clear the Java SE 7 exam, the first one is choosing the right book, the second one is daily writing Java program to understand concepts, and the third one is doing mock exams like Enthuware or Whizlabs OCAJP7 exam simulator.

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I cleared SCJP 6. I did manage to do some 25 days of preparation serious preparation , but my coding experience in Java helped me a lot- In understanding the basic concepts easily and giving more time to learn the less used concepts like Generics, Collections, Threading.

Through out my preparation and after appearing for the exam there are few things I wanted to share with the aspirants:. These are few things which I wanted to share. Will keep updating as and when I come across any tips. Categories: Java. Like Like. Nice guide! I also completely agree with your two points of coding and not just reading and not using an IDE while studying. Thanks Jose for the suggestions. I have updated to add the Effective Java book and also remembered another book by the same author- Java Puzzlers.

Thanks for the info. I would recommend you to spend some time learning and programming in the topics. The more you practice the more better you would understand the topics. But surely it will help you understand the base java concepts on which the complete java language, development thrives.

Combined with practical projects in Java it should give you a headstart when you actually get employed. The interviewers will surely get impressed if you have a good score provided the company works on the java platform. Anyways its good to get certified. From last 8 months onwards i am searching job blindly. But one of my friend suggested me that if u write scjp it will help full to your job search.

Generally for a fresher the employers dont expect you to know Java. If you are familiar with one programming language most of them atleast expect C then that should be good enough. The main focus would be on problem solving and how you write algorithms to solve certain problems.

That said, if you want to learn and learn minute aspects of Java then you can take up the certification as it will help you to learn a lot of concepts. So you have to alongside sharpen your algorithmic and problem solving skills. But once you are in industry an SCJP will definitely be useful because people with certification ought to have sound basics in the language.

I have completed my SCJP 2 years back and no one has even asked me once about it. But the knowledge and experience I gained while preparing for the exam was enormous. I also had a coding experience of around 2 years before I took up the certification. If your aim is to get a job then prepare for it and not go into the trouble of preparing for certification exam and wasting few more months.

You need to prepare for the interviews and then plan your search for the job. Thanks For giving this suggestion. SCJP is an online test taken at some test center. You will have to choose the test center- a Pearson Vue authorized testing center.

Thanks for the tips. I would like to know the exact syllabus of scjp6 and also the fees of it. Thanks in advance. Thanks for your information. If yes then by how much percent it will increase If the starting annual package is around 3. Hi Nikhil, I cannot say for sure that it will help you get an incrememnt. The importance of certification exams varies with company. And the increment you get depends on your manager and if he gives importance to such certifications then you might stand a good chance.

Moreover if the certifications help you to become more productive then its good to pursue it, but it comes at a cost- you need to be able to balance your work and exam preparation well. Otherwise if your productivity at work goes down because of your preparations then I dont think it would go well with your manager. Take certification exam preparation as a vehicle to learn and be more productive rather than a means to fill your resume. I have good knowledge of programming in vb but i am new to java.

My programming skill is quite good. And i am learning java quite easily. Sir i want to know how much time i have to spent on this for the scjp preparation. According to my view i will finish this in about 6 weeks. Sir i want to know how much time i have to spent on this so that i can achieve my goal as you are experienced in java and scjp. Sir i am pursuing my btech in third year.

And whether this SCJD will help me it is useful in getting job at higher post. Last but not the least Sir whats your email id or fb profile so i can contact you frequently as i have many confusion regarding these topics. Sir please contact as soon as possible.. Firstly, please go through the new exam available as there have been quite a few changes in the names of the exam. You can spend enough time to learn the concepts and not just using some scjp dumps and solving them.

Also spend time in programming and programming without the help of an IDE. The time required would depend on how familiar you are with Java. SCJD is definitely good, but as I said in the beginning you need to verify the requirements for this exam as there have been some changes around this exam. SCJD is more implementation oriented and is definitely a plus. The bottom line is that dont give a lot of importance to certifications, they are good to have.

Consider certifications as a way to become familiar with the intricate aspects of the language. A certificaiton may not always assure you a job,.

Experience does matter a lot. I am pursuing my engineering, and am currently in the third year of it. Umm, though I have a pretty good knowledge about programming.

And basically, I have a personal interest in programming. The more you get into it, the more you learn something new. E in computer engineering,so i am familiar with java language. I want to give SCJP exam and want to Prepare on my own, so i want to know how much time is needed for self preparation?? If anybody have Examlab software. I have notified the author of the mock exam software-Examlab about the broken link.

Will update with the correct link. Thanks for letting me know about this issue. And Mohamed, thanks for the info. Hi Mohamed, thanks for sharing your experience. It is really very simple and easy to understand, keep posting the concepts related to Java.

Please check it out and take the exam which covers Java 7. Java 1. Thanks a lot for the good details. Now can you tell me if I should read head first java, coz though i have understood the concepts, i feel the scjp book is of high level.

You can read Head First Java, its a really good book. But its aimed at beginners in Java. Its a light read book so if you are already familiar with lot of concepts of Java, you might tend to get bored. Have a look at the book and see if you enjoy its contents and then go ahead to buy it. Otherwise practice coding in Java, visit sites like Project Euler, Codechef and other online programming sites and try out coding various problem.

Thank you so much for the guidance. Can I go for classes? Will it be helpful? Firstly learn Java and write lots of code using Java and then start preparing for the certification exam. Dont focus on certification only, use certification as a means to understand and learn inner details of Java.

Ideally I dont think you require any external classes for it. Hey…Mohamed Sanaulla thanks for guidelines and sharing you experience with us.. I would suggest you take the latest version. I think There have been few changes in the syllabus and few new topics would have been added. Anyways Java 7 has a few changes from its previous version which I think is good to be aware of. Very nice tips. Hi i am planning to give scjp.


Top 5 OCPJP7 books for 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805 Exam - Java SE 7 II Certification

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A complete update to the definitive, bestselling guide to the 1 certification for Java programmers. She was also a master trainer for Sun Educational Services, where she taught Java instructors. Kathy's full-time job since has been to help others learn Java and prepare for the SCJP exam, and she also is also the sole founder of the world's largest Java certification web site, Javaranch. Kathy has worked for Sun Educational Services worldwide headquarters in the course development, customer training, and certification departments. Bert Bates is a Sun Certified Programmer for Java and has been developing software for the last 20 years. He has also been teaching software development, including Java programming, for many years, with a particular interest and background in artificial intelligence. Read more Read less.


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I cleared SCJP 6. I did manage to do some 25 days of preparation serious preparation , but my coding experience in Java helped me a lot- In understanding the basic concepts easily and giving more time to learn the less used concepts like Generics, Collections, Threading. Through out my preparation and after appearing for the exam there are few things I wanted to share with the aspirants:. These are few things which I wanted to share.


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