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EPlanetLabs SCJA Solution Guide

Gert Gerritse
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Joined: Jan 03, 2006
Posts: 2
Dear all,

I have just started preparing for the SCJA exam. Lacking a study guide,
I picked up a lot of various material based on the tips I found in this
group and the Yahoo one. Although I didn't trust the omnipresent Steve William, I downloaded the EPlanetLabs SCJA Solution Guide. The $ 29 I thus spent were a total waste of money: the guide is a copy-paste collection of things that somehow, somewhere might be connected with Java. My warm advice: DON'T buy this crap.

Cheers...Gert.
Bob Law
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 16, 2005
Posts: 50
Thanks for that, I have been wondering if it was any good. If you happen to come across anything that is worth the time and/or money let me know. Like you I am having a difficult time trying to find good material to study.
[ January 03, 2006: Message edited by: Bob Law ]
Dave Higgins
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 12, 2006
Posts: 2
I agree with the above review of EPlanet's SCJA solution guide. Unfortunately, I didn't see it in time, so I'm stuck with something that's overkill, got terrible grammer, and is barely useable. Their "...not responsible..." disclamer on every page indicates they probably knew customers would be ticked. Stay far, far away from EPlanet!
C Haylis
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 06, 2006
Posts: 1
Bought the 'course' 3 hours before seeing this post. My mistake!. 'Course' is terrible. Avoid...
wise owen
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Joined: Feb 02, 2006
Posts: 2023
http://www.coderanch.com/t/148410/java-Web-Services-SCDJWS/certification/SCDJWS-study-guide
Fadjer One
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 14, 2006
Posts: 10
Hello every body,

I confirm that eplanetlabs 'books' are a big and a great lie !! dont buy their products !!! [ -EDIT by mw: Removed suggestion to violate copyright laws.- ]

Good lack for your all,

(eplanetlabs into hell)

Originally posted by Gert Gerritse:
Dear all,

I have just started preparing for the SCJA exam. Lacking a study guide,
I picked up a lot of various material based on the tips I found in this
group and the Yahoo one. Although I didn't trust the omnipresent Steve William, I downloaded the EPlanetLabs SCJA Solution Guide. The $ 29 I thus spent were a total waste of money: the guide is a copy-paste collection of things that somehow, somewhere might be connected with Java. My warm advice: DON'T buy this crap.

Cheers...Gert.

[ August 28, 2006: Message edited by: marc weber ]
guvenc gungor
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 15, 2006
Posts: 2
Unfourtanetly I bought this crap, when I read this thread

anyway never and ever try to buy this tutorial. I cannot say book because the tutorial is one of the best copy-paste style document creation

ahh there is a terrible disappointing header in all pages as:

"IMPORTANT NOTE : We did our best to develop this product. We are not
responsible to meet highest quality of any one's high expectations. You
purchased this eBook with your own risk and with your own interest, so we
are not responsible for any of your dissatisfaction or concerns. Thanks
for your purchase. Our Team Always Wishes Your Success in This
Certification Exam, Best of Luck.


this is a way of marketing ???

regards..

guvee
David Naude
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 17, 2006
Posts: 1
I too got was dissapointed by this site. I dealt with Steve William who was quick to respond to my email. At first he was hesitant to refund me and supply me with a telephone contact number. He proposes that his business runs in South Africa but wont provide a contact number.

After I escalated the issue to PayPal, I was refunded as Steve William felt that he wanted to keep his business name intact. I can respect that and am just happy that I got my money back.
marc weber
Sheriff

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

Originally posted by guvenc gungor:
...there is a terrible disappointing header in all pages as:

"IMPORTANT NOTE : We did our best to develop this product. We are not
responsible to meet highest quality of any one's high expectations. You
purchased this eBook with your own risk and with your own interest, so we
are not responsible for any of your dissatisfaction or concerns. Thanks
for your purchase..."



Wow... They're apparently not very confident in their own product -- and not interested in customer satisfaction.


"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer
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Govind Mekala
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 10, 2007
Posts: 6
A word of caution for all SCDJWS aspirants:
I bought SCDJWS study guide from http://www.eplanetlabs.com/ for $29. When I got the material, it was a crude copy paste from several links posted here. Particularly it was unformatted copy paste from http://java.boot.by/wsd-guide/
In fact they copy pasted all the material at http://java.boot.by, converted to PDF and selling them.

I contacted the author Mikalai Zaikin but he is not interested to pursue the site owner to stop making profits out of someone else's effort.
Please do not buy anything from http://www.eplanetlabs.com . If you search in this forum you will get links to all the material there.
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
author and cow tipper
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
Posts: 4968
    
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I actually like going through the Amazon reviews for all of the ePlanet labs guides. Some people are very colorful in thier dislike of the material.

-Cameron McKenzie
Steven Decke
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 02, 2006
Posts: 5
Hi all.

I bought this material too. It was totally incomprehensible. It said if you read this you will pass the exam. I have never seen anything so poorly put together. I think the first part was on Reagans early years and the rest on Herb Tarlic's suit with some irrelevant java stuff pasted into it. Terrible , terrible stuff.

The website looks authentic and comprehensive. That was enough for stupid me to buy the Associate material. I could not make any sence of it what-so-ever. The thing that I noticed most was that it has no format. No start, no beginning and no end. I am not saying that all the stuff they do is a rip off because I do not know, or ever want to find out. The only level of knowledge you get from this material is the wisdom to be careful.

Regards.

Steve.

[ December 02, 2007: Message edited by: Steven Decke ]
[ December 02, 2007: Message edited by: Steven Decke ]
 
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