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gayathri bhushan
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Joined: Jan 29, 2001
Posts: 39
iam preparing for sun certification exam and i've started just now...please guide me as what to cover, where to start and how to proceed.....and what books to use...
please give me the most efficient&fastest way..
thank you.
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
I will move this to the Java Certification Study forum

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Shailendra Guggali
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Joined: Feb 01, 2001
Posts: 86
i found the foll books useful - i am appearing for JCP exam on the 5th Feb - lets see the result
1. JCR - Nuaghton & Schildt - excellent in explanations - theory
2. Java Certification Guide - robert and heller - excellent from the exam prep point of view - to the point
3. Mastering Java - Zukowski - more in depth
4. Sun tutorial - is the best - download from
Go to this site for the free download of Java tutorial bu Sun Microsystems
Go to the following site for topics on which the JCP 2 is based ( in short the syllabus for the exam) - from the horse's
5. White paper published by Sun on Java written by Gosling - clears a lot of basic queries of Java as a language
6. JavaRanch discussions
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Hi Gayathri,
Also see theJavaRanch Certfication FAQ and Maha Anna's site.
Both contain information that will help you get started.
Good luck with your studies!
Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer
"When ideas fail, words come in very handy" -- Goethe

Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
krishna amit

Joined: Dec 12, 2000
Posts: 5
i am also preparing for JCP.
Apart from ROBERT & HELEER i think
the book on certification by
KHALID MUGHAL cannot be ignored.
a must read book, especially the exercise questions.
I agree. Here's the link:
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