Hello friends, welcome back to Java Code Online. I am sorry for being absent for such a long time. Actually I had a lot of job load, and was very busy in that. As a Java programmer I have to meet many deadlines one after another.
Meeting deadlines was not the only thing that kept me apart from blogging. The main thing was SCJP 5.0 exam. Actually recentely I gave the SCJP exam, and cleared it easily. I found that preparing for SCJP 5.0 was one of the best way for strenthening your Java roots.
I found the exam to be truly overwhelming. As an overview SCJP stands for Sun Certified Java Programmer. It is a 3 and 1/2 hour exam, though the questions are pretty simple and could be finished much before the given time. Once again I will like to tell you that the level and comfort of exam depends upon your preparation.
It took me around 1 month, to cover the entire syllabus (I had mostly weekends). Regarding the book and course material to study, I strongly recommend Kathy Sierra for SCJP 5.0. Go ahead, read this and you will love Java.
The question are objective in nature and there are also drag and drop type, where you are suppose to drag the right answer to its right place. These questions actually test your Java Coding knowledge.
SCJP 5.0 includes core Java. They just want to test you on the core Java concepts. This includes basic programming, threads, generics, collections, etc. I will advise a strong hold on collections and threads, since they seem to have many questions.
The sections were cool and comfortable, though I have to fight a bit in the sections of Threads and Garbage collection concepts. These topic seem to be simple, but beleive me, garbage collection is linked with JVM, and very difficult questions can be made on it.
I will suggest, that all of you preparing for Java, and wish to have a carrier in Java, should go ahead and give the SCJP exam. My best wishes to all. For more info on Java keep buzzing Java Code Online.