Monday, August 27, 2007

Sun Certified Java Programmer.

This post is intended for SCJP exam. The Sun Certified Java Programmers Exam (SCJP) is the internationally recognized.

Earning a sun certification provides a clear demonstration of the core java scjp skills. This page is devoted to Java programmer certification, the exam which is commonly known as SCJP. The page contains links to several excellent resources for sun certification java.

Resources for java certification SCJP exam. There are mock exams and other useful java links availabe easily on the net.

For clearing SCJP tests you need to know the basics of core java. There are three variations in SCJP.

CX-310-025 for SCJP 1.2

Exam type - Multiple choice and short answer
Total Questions - 59
Pass score - 61% i.e. 36 of 69 questions must be answered

CX-310-035 for SCJP 1.4

Exam type - Multiple choice and short answer
Total Questions - 61
Pass score - 52% i.e. 32 of 61 questions must be answered

CX-310-055 for SCJP 1.5 / SCJP 5.0

Exam type - Multiple choice and short answer
Total Questions - 72
Pass score - 59% i.e. 43 of 72 questions must be answered

SCJP 5.0 is the latest Entry Level Certification exam provided by SUN Microsystems. SCJP 5.0 is based up on J2SE 5.0. I recommend that u should choose J2SE 1.4 as it has more resources on the web. The fee is around $150. You can buy a Voucher online and take the test at any thompson optometric center (the voucher would be valid for 1 year using which you get 20% discount).

The recommended scjp books that you need to follow are:

1. A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification
by Khalid Azim Mughal, Rolf Rasmussen

2. Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027)
Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates