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.
Joined: Aug 02, 2005
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.