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Core Java good?

Chad Step

Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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As I begin my study for the SCJA exam, do you think the Core Java 2 (J2SE 5.0) book is an ok study guide?
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Arno Reper
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I didn't read that book but i 'll recommend SCJP from K&B, its very good ;-) .
It depends on what experience you have with java...hf java is also a good one...

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Pavel Kubal
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K&B SCJP for SCJA? Thats like RPG bazooka on pigeon :-)
Arno Reper
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Yop he is certainly death, i hope you didn't hunt for the flesh lol
did you pass the SCJA?
Im studying for it but i think im doing to much...because i 'll pass the test this holyday...
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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Until there's a book specifically for the SCJA exam, introductory Java books probably make the most sense for this. Something like...
  • Head First Java
  • Thinking in Java
  • Core Java
  • Books geared towards the SCJP exam go to a level of detail that you don't need for SCJA. Besides that, SCJP books usually assume a certain level of Java knowledge from the start; so if you're ready for an SCJP book, then you're probably almost ready for the SCJA exam anyway.
    [ July 07, 2006: Message edited by: marc weber ]

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    Naidu YPVS

    Joined: Jan 03, 2004
    Posts: 10
    Yep, apart from Core Java, you also need to have general idea about Servlets, UML notation etc which are not in SCJP.

    So you can pick up any introductory material in Core Java, no need for reading the SCJP by K&B, but K&B teaches pretty well I think.

    I agree. Here's the link:
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