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Where to find cheap certification book

Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Hello,

I am planning to take the SCJP exam, but the books recommended on the web are too expencive! Where can I buy them in some lower price. I need the The Java 2 certification study guide and the Java 2 Exam Cram. Two of the most porpular ones.
Thanks!
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Xinin,
I know a site called 'booksonline.com'. This is a book club wherein u need to subscribe. They have the Certification Guide in there. There's a chane that u'll get the books cheaply over there.
Prabhu.
Soumitra Ghosh
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Joined: Mar 10, 2000
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The only problem with this site is you may receive your orders after 2 months, as was the case for me & many of my friends.
maha anna
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Joined: Jan 31, 2000
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The link is here
The deal is like this.
You get 3 books for just $10.+shipping and handling charges($10 amy be). So totally you pay for $20 for the announced offer package which usually comes with 3 books per package.
YOu have to become a member of this group. And you have to buy one more book are regulat price within next 1 year of your purchage of the offer from this site. And also they will keep on sending 'Main selection ' books EVERY MONTH. So you have to constantly look at their web site and if you do not want them to be send the Main selection package to you, you have to cancel online. If you forget it, it comes automatically then you have to go to post office anf re-send them. There is no postal charge need to be paid if you did't open them.
I still consider it is a good deal, you can very well buy another book within next year at your choice. There are also some other good deals once you become a member of this bookclub.
But at present I find the Java related offer has got R&H certification anf R&H Developer HandBook and Servlets book. (No Bill's Exam cram book). They change the deals often.
regds
maha anna
Marcus Green
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I'm thinking of changing the description of my tutorial to "book". Hell its about 300 A4 pages when you include the mock exams.
http://www.jchq.net/tutorial/introj2.htm
Though its not a cert book you can get a lot of help from Eckels Thinking in Java which is a free download.
Don't buy a cert book because its cheap though :-),
Brogden Exam Cram is Cheap at the retail price and good.
Marcus

SCWCD: Online Course, 50,000+ words and 200+ questions
http://www.examulator.com/moodle/course/view.php?id=5&topic=all
Tony Alicea
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I passed the SCPJ2 exam with 98% last Valentine's Day and I owe a significant part of the success to Marcus. See his above msg. His tutorials and mock exams are free.


Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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My recommendations - go to http://www.fatbrain.com or http://www.bookpool.com
These guys both discount tech books pretty substantially - at bookpool, I bought Boone's book ($59.95 reg) for $29.95 last month. And they always have O'Reilly's at 37% off. Not a bad deal at all!
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Hi,
Thanks so much, guys!
And I found some other resource: www.eBay.com
Many people have their books auctioned after passed exam. It's in very low price (lower than bookpool), and they can even share some of their study notes with you for free(they already passed )
I will go to bid on it.
 
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