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RHE or Khalid?

ricky gonzalez
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Joined: Jun 30, 2000
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Hi, I need to get a study guide for SJCP Exam. Can someone tell me which one's better, Khalid's or RHE? Thanks!
Sandra Marti
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Joined: Jun 08, 2000
Posts: 63
I would go for RHE.
Indy Lin

Joined: Jun 05, 2000
Posts: 13
I didn't use Khalid, so I can't say anything about it. But, you don't have to doubt about RHE. It's got all the aspects of the exam except Gridbaglayout.
Amandeep Waraich
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Joined: Jul 14, 2000
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..and even GridBagLayout is there in RHE, but at the end of the Developer section.
Junaid Bhatra
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Joined: Jun 27, 2000
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I didn't use Khalid either. I used a combination of RHE & Exam Cram.
If you are new to Java, I'd suggest using Khalid as it's supposedly very exhaustive. Otherwise go for RHE, which solely concentrates on the exam objectives (it's quite good too).
ricky gonzalez
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Joined: Jun 30, 2000
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Thanks! I had this impression that Khalid was a better study guide, and I am really surprised to see the one-sidedness for RHE. I think I'll get RHE instead.
Thank you all so much!
Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
My impression is that RHE is better specifically for the exam (if only because R & H we involved in creating the exam), but MR is better for learning Java well. Consider MR after you've gone through RHE - it goes into more detail.

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Joined: May 26, 2002
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Seeing the overwhelming support for RHE, I decided to voice my opinion of MR. I am using MR and I like it. I have not read RHE.
MR say in the preface: The book helps the reader to master all features of the Jave language and this mastering of the language can culminate in accomplishing the exam.
I think this is true.
Anil Kollur
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Joined: Mar 25, 2000
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I also vote for MR, considering the errata list published for RHE, its really horrible to go thru all the errors that scooped up in the book.
But MR is really a great book, and Khalid's test is also good. So if anyone is more interested in learning the language then MR is a better choice in my opinion.
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