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How to start for SCWCD ??

Rohan Kayan
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Joined: Sep 17, 2004
Posts: 123
I am going to start preparing for SCWCD ,please help me which book should I refer ?


SCWCD 1.4, SCJP 1.4
Alexandre Cervieri
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 02, 2005
Posts: 27
Hi, take a look at this thread.
Anyway, the best book is Head First Servlets & JSP (Paperback) by Kathy Sierra and others (she is great). In addition, I'm reading also the book SCWCD Exam Study Kit Second Edition : Java Web Component Developer Certification (Paperback) that is just so so. Good luck.
Jim Pleger
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 04, 2003
Posts: 4
I disagree; the SCWCD Exam Study Kit is very good.
You can go to the Manning web site to look at sample chapters;
also the complete source code and an abbreviated version of
an exam simulator.

The Head First book IS probably more complete, but the
comic book style can get annoying after a few chapters.

So, you must decide which style of book helps you the most.
If you have the time, use both books.
Alexandre Cervieri
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 02, 2005
Posts: 27
Good point Jim, I'm enjoying the comic style of the Head First book, all those images, graphics make me fix easily the information in my brain. However, someone may not like this style.
In fact, I'm using both books to complement each other. After reading the first pages of Head First I understood why most of people of JavaRanch like the book, Kathy Sierra was one of the creators of this site. But she's good anyway.
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
 
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