March 25, 2012

SCJP 1.6 preparation

I recently took my certification for SCJP (which is now OCJP) and I cleared it 89%. If you are looking forward to get certified in Core Java I would recommend you to study the SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 by Kathy Sierra. I found this really helpful to understand the concepts in a better way.

One thing which you should be considering before taking the exam is that dont aim for a 100 % score byhearting the answers from dumps. Because dumps may not always help you and Sun/Oracle can always change the questions set. So please do not rely on dumps alone. Another reason is that if you luckily get a 100% you indirectly tell the recruiter who is viewing your resume that you scored only with the help of the dumps. And you also give him a chance of proving his theory right by cross questioning you. I have seen many of my colleagues who recruit people do this.

So get to know the concepts in the best way possible and try relating each of them to a real time example. I would also recommend to watch some videos of the concepts available in youtube. Because, more than reading, visualization has a stronger effect to let you understand them. But there are instances where you may want to know the pattern of the questions that would be appearing on your exam. After your preparation for the exam, try out some mock tests available in the internet which might give you a fair idea about the pattern. Important : There are many versions of exams available. Make sure you are on the right track.
Here I share a material which I went through post preparation and found it highly useful.
SCJP material.

You need to purchase the voucher from any one of the prometric centres like Everonn, NIIT or Sysadmin in the first place. The validity of the voucher depends on the availability of them. I bought a voucher for Rs.5845 from NIIT, Adyar which had a validity of 6 months.

Rock the exam!

March 21, 2012

Down Under, Egmore

                                Amazing place to hang out with your friends and have fun playing games. Located underground, this place is a chill out among youngsters. Snooker, Billiards pool, Snow Bowling, Video games and Foosball are the games they have. First reason why most people prefer this place is that it is relatively cheap to afford. It also has a canteen which is mostly like a living room with bean bag, couch and TV. And yeah that makes the atmosphere cool. Relax for a while watching cricket matches and start playing again.

There are people who spend their whole weekend in “Down Under”. It really is a stress buster and a great refreshment after a whole week of tiring work. This is definitely a must visit if you are a fun loving person and who wish to spend a weekend which will relieve you off your work stress.

March 05, 2012

The Big Bang Theory

I could not wait for the whole of How I met your mother - season 7 to get released so i started downloading file by file. I was disappointed after watching 6 episodes of it. Maybe season 6 made me so curious and made me expect more fun. While rest of the season was downloading I was browsing through my hard disk and found "The Bing Bang theory" Season 1. I started watching it and man, its damn cool and I love it. Very different from those that belong to the typical  "love/ romance/comedy" genre.

This show features four socially awkward characters. Of them, Dr. Sheldon Cooper steals the show. Leonard and Sheldon are theoretical Physicists and they talk mostly not in English but only in Physics.

Sheldon role has been well played - his robotic movements, geeky communications, his pride about his brilliance and his strict rules for himself and others make the audience laugh hard.
Penny lives across the hall of Leonard and Sheldon's apartment and freaks out being around Sheldon. Howard and Rajesh are the co scientists working with Leonard and Sheldon.

The season 1 of  Big Bang Theory kept me hooked up. If Barney Stinson is for HIMYM then it is definitely Sheldon Cooper for Big Bang Theory. Im sure you will love it.:)

Have fun watching it!

How do you rate my blog?