This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Just passed the SCJP with 98%. One question wrong on threads. I scored around 85% on Marcus' mocks. I consistently did badly in Dan's exams - I was lucky to scrape 60% on some of them. I found these to be very difficult, and much harder than the eventual exam. K&B's book was excellent, and I averaged 83% on the complete set of questions. 93% on the exam on the CD. Thanks for everything on this site - a fantastic site indeed.
Jack - 98% !!! ??? Wow!!! Glad the book helped! - Bert
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Hi Jui, I went through a couple of Dan's single topics. I think Dan's questions are great for learning Java, but they are definitely much harder than the real exam (they also cover things not required for the exam; for example I noticed a question on String pools and efficient Hashcode implementations - definitely not needed for the exam as far as I know). The mock exam I used was from Bert and Kathy's book, and I also did Marcus' first exam, and sat it as a simulated exam (and I simply skipped any AWT or IO questions). To be honest, I'm not sure I can help with the study - whatever works for you! Cover as much as you can and read Kathy and Bert's book twice (at least!)