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The Developer’s Exam CHAPTERS 11 12 13 14 Introduction to the SCJD Coding Standards Clarity and Maintainability Designing the Graphical User Interface 15 16 17 18 Networking Issues Database Issues Exam Documentation Final Submission and Essay 11 Introduction to the SCJD CERTIFICATION OBJECTIVES • Understand the Sun Certified Java Developer Exam Process 3 Chapter 11: Introduction to the SCJD CERTIFICATION OBJECTIVE Understand the Sun Certified Java Developer Exam Process OK, so now you know everything about the language. But can you actually build something in it? You’ll hear that argument from some who’ve never taken (or passed) the programmer’s exam. Obviously, they don’t understand how darn difficult the…show more content…
You’ve got plenty of time to complete the assignment once you download it. So unlike the Programmer’s exam, you don’t have to wait until you’re at top form for passing the exam. You can download the assignment, analyze what you’ll need to learn to complete it, and then get to work. Sun (and most candidates) estimates that it takes between 90 and 120 hours of solid work to complete the exam, and that assumes you’re already familiar with all the necessary technologies (networking, database, threads/locking, Swing, etc.). Some people work for three weeks straight, as if the project were their full-time job. Others work on it when they can, in their spare time, and might take several months to actually finish it. Of course, there’s always the chance that you download it and discover you’re way over your head and unlikely to get up-to-speed within a year. But if you’ve passed the Programmer’s exam and you’re willing to commit the time to work on it (plus whatever additional time you need to learn any required technologies you’re not familiar with), then we say go for it…if you’ve got the money (we’ll get to that in the next section). Having said all that, we don’t recommend registering until you’ve read the rest of this book. It’ll give you a better idea of what’s really involved, and you might decide to wait a while if you’re still a beginner at some of these technologies. But if you’re comfortable with at least three of the following, chances are you’re ready to at
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