Hi, I�m about to start studying for the SWCD and I went to my local Borders bookstore and found the following three books. Any one have any experience with using these books and which book would you recommend. Based on the Amazon ratings I�m leaning toward the Professional SCWCD Certification since the users that reviewed it had a high opinion of it. Thanks
Here are the books 1. Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Web Component Developer Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 310-080) by Alain Trottier, Ed Tittel Amazon rating 3 out 5 stars (2 customers reviewed the book)
2. Professional SCWCD Certification by Daniel Jepp, Sam Dalton Amazon rating 41/2 out of 5 stars (4 customers reviewed the book) 3. Java 2 Web Developer Certification Study Guide, 2nd Edition by Natalie Levi Amazon rating 2 out 5 stars (7 customers reviewed the book)
Hi James Manning's Exam Study Kit also comes highly recommended. I used it myself, coming in as a total newbie to Servlets and JSP. The content covers the SCWCD objectives comprehensively and I found the tempo of the subject material very even and consistent. It comes with the book on CD as well as several JWebPlus mock exams. Didn't look at any other books so can't comment on them You may also want to look at the recommended reading at the Javaranch SCWCD Links page.
I used Exam Study Kit and Exam Cram2. I would VERY highly recommend Exam Study Kit - you will need no other book. Click here to go to buy.com to get it for $28.32 - it's the best price you'll find it for, with free shipping, and it will show up in about a week or just under. Good luck!
I thoroughly recommend the Exam Study Kit. I have read both this and the Wrox book, and the Exam Study Kit is a much more comprehensive book. The Wrox book sticks too closely to the exam objectives and you'll need to go elsewhere for a fuller knowledge beyond the exam. PS sitting the exam on Monday..
I used the Exam Cram book and felt that the many errors in the text (including sample questions) and the lack of depth let it down. I'm sure that this book has a place, but it should not form the major part of your study.
Originally posted by Marc Peabody: I used Exam Study Kit and Exam Cram2. I would VERY highly recommend Exam Study Kit - you will need no other book. Click here to go to buy.com to get it for $28.32 - it's the best price you'll find it for, with free shipping, and it will show up in about a week or just under. Good luck!
Thank you for sharing your experience. You help me save not only money but precious time! I appreciate it.
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