Right around page xxvii I found some interesting quotes that relate to the new exam — even though the book was written years before the Programmer Plus was envisioned. The SCJD has you work on an assignment at home at your leisure. The onsite exam is an essay to show you actually worked on the code. It may prove you read your code. It may prove you understand your code.
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With hundreds of practice questions and hands-on exercises, SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide covers what you need to know--and shows you how to prepare--for this challenging exam. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. I thought I knew how to program in Java before but I found that I learned quite a lot from the book. It goes through the subjects covered on the exam and explains them and gives sample code. There were a few times when I thought it could have been better organized, but overall the organization was OK. The main drawback I found was that there seemed to be a few details it left out.
There were a number of times as I was doing the practice questions that I came upon some rule that had not been covered in the text. I even rescheduled my test because I was missing so many of the questions. That is the main reason why I'm giving it four stars and not five. In their defense, it is difficult to write a text that exhaustively covers everything in a language as large as Java. I did pass the test, but I'm just wondering if I could have passed the test earlier and with less time spent studying had they explained a few things a little better.
The only training I did was studying this book, doing the practice questions, writing lots of sample programs, and occasionally looking at the online API.
Oh, and I did consult another book about threads but I ended up not needing to because the questions on threads on the exam were not very hard. So this book did it's job. The questions on the test were easier than the book's practice questions. I would recommend that someone wanting to pass the exam get this book, read it, take notes, and do lots of little programs as the authors recommend in the forward.
Start by copying the sample code in the book, then tinker with it to see what happens when you change this thing or that thing. Then write a few of your own programs, changing various parts to see how it changes the output. And then take all the sample questions at the end of the book, and then do the sample quizzes and tests on the CD. Start the quizzes several weeks before the test, not a week before like I did, so you can have plenty of time to go back and study the areas where you are weak.
When you miss a question, find out why you missed it, and go back later after you have forgotten the specific answers and try it again. And don't stress too much because like I said I found the actual test to be easier than their practice questions. If you combine careful study of this book with writing code and doing the quizzes, you will almost certainly pass the test.
As someone who considers themselves a pretty experienced Java developer, I have two comments on this book: 1. This does not teach you how to program. This WILL prepare you for the test. I don't think I would have passed the test if not reading this book prior to taking the exam. They know the types of questions that will be asked and prepare you for those types of questions.
I definitely recommend this to someone who wants to pass the Oracle Certified Professional Programmer exam. Not an amazing score, but definitely a solid passing mark. I read through the book once and after each chapter, did the chapter quiz.
I didn't do any of the exams on the CD or any form of final study. While I have some experience with other programming languages, I didn't do much with java for some reason. This book was literally the only material I have used for the exam. After reading the book first time, I basically memorized summaries and exercised questions in "two minute drill" after each chapter.
Those were all I did for the exam and turned out enough. For a couple of days, I have also tried some mock exams - some say "dump" exams - but I gave them up because they didn't make me improve my knowledge - they were too easy. One thing I don't like: ebook included in the CD are password-protected so I could't copy any text from the ebook, for example, to my notes.
More generosity would have helped my preparation process better. One person found this helpful. I am giving it 4 stars because most of knowledge you are going to receive from this book is a complete nonsense.
You need this knowledge to complete the exam, but I highly doubt the idea that it will make you a better developer. Things you will never need in order to deal with you code. It is kind of shame that language syntax and other non-important things took such a precedence in this exam. I am not sure that person would be able to write a bauble sort algorithm or any other sorting algorithm after reading this book or any other book dedicated to the subject.
But I said before would it make you a better Java developer? Not really sure. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. The quality of this book's conversion to the Kindle is really disappointing.
Even a cursory proof-read would have quickly identified the numerous errors and formatting problems. For example text from previous paragraphs embedded in code samples, an earlier chunk of code repeated in the place of a class diagram, example code that is missing entirely, 'corrected' code that is identical to the faulty code it is supposed to fix, bulletted lists that have lost their formatting and so it goes on.
It's a pity, because the dead tree version of the book is very good, but the publisher of the Kindle edition has done a disservice to the authors and readers. If you are familiar with the content then the Kindle version is a bargain as a revision aid as long as you keep your wits about you. If you are new to the material, buy the paper version. Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. This book is great. I have both the kindle version and the hardback version. I agree with the comments about the fact that the kindle version does not have it's formatting correct the most annoying thing is the code segments are difficult to read.
It is also much more readable than the pdfs on the CD. However I did most of my work using the real hardback book and I would want to rely on just the kindle version you wouldn't get the CD with the kindle version. The book is split into chapters covering different objectives, end with a summary, a 2 minute drill which normally take 5 minutes and then a test on the subject. The answers are then explained in detail so that you learn when you get questions wrong.
The book has little exam watch tips and also on the job advice which are useful. The general tone of the book tries to keep you interested and there are a few jokes dropped in which I appreciated at least. Note that some topics covered are no longer needed for the OCP I think serialization is gone but it's useful to know. The CD with the book contains some exams to do which are good as they give you an idea of the format of the exam.
I found the question in this book and the accompanying practice exam book which is recommended were both more difficult than the real exam. The cd also contains pdfs of the book and confusingly some stuff needed for SCJD.
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Enter zip: Find Schools. The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users. Sun Certified Java Programmer certification no longer exists now that Sun has been acquired by Oracle. Current or aspiring software architects, developers and web administrators looking for Java certification can earn a similar credential from Oracle. There are courses that prepare these professionals to pass the certification exams required for Oracle Certified Professional OCP credentials in Java programming for SE 6, 7 and 8. These classes typically last five days and are available at Oracle-approved training centers. Instructor-led and self-study courses are also available online.
Sun Java Programmer Plus Certification exam vs Sun Certified Java Developer exam
By: Emiley J. Printer Friendly Format. To achieve this certification, candidates must successfully complete two elements: a programming assignment and an essay exam. It is not necessary to be a Sun Certified Java Associate prior to taking this exam. You can follow the links to learn more about each of the exam in the SCJD category.