What Do You Mean You Don't Know Java Well Enough?
Dave Aiello wrote, "Earlier this week my friend Sesh Rengaswamy wrote to ask me why I haven't been posting as many stories on ctdata.com in the past few days? The reason is that I am working on the Java Programming Language Library courses from Sun Educational Services. I'm doing this to prepare to take the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform exam."
"Some people who know me are going to ask why I'm doing this when I've worked on a couple of major Java-based projects before, and my resume reflects this? The reason is that much of what I've learned about Java has come from reading other people's code and from debugging. As a result, it's very difficult for me to talk about Java programming in the abstract. It's also difficult for me to do well on the technical aspect of job interviews when the job requires Java programming experience."
"I want to take this certification exam to force myself to learn the correct terminology for the language elements I know and use. I am also very curious about the process of taking a certification exam at a technology testing center like Prometric."
"I'm hoping to take the Java exam some time during the week of May 6. I will post on ctdata.com some of the thoughts I have about courses I'm taking. I also plan to relate some sense of the experience of taking the Java certification exam without violating the integrity of it by disclosing the specific nature of the questions."