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hi all i'm considering to buy a certification book, but i dont know which one is better: a programmer's guide to java certification or the complete java 2 certification study guide. any advices? (because of tight budget, i only want to buy one of them)
thanks all for your advices actually i already have thinking in java, core java i and java in a nutshell. i also finished a java course in school. but back to certification books, i really dont know which book is better. i did read bunkhouse couple of times and still cant decide...maybe both books...
Joined: Aug 26, 2001
Well I read both complete java 2 certification study guide and Mike Meyer's and I find them very good. I didn't read Mughal's book but I heard a lot of good things about it... Don't know anything about exam cram... HIH ------------------ Valentin Crettaz Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform
Joined: Nov 29, 2001
If you can get more than one, that is what I would recommend. It is always good to get many different perspectives on the objectives/topics of the certification as possible. I am happy with all three of my books. The same goes for taking the mock exams. I would recommend taking as many as you can, from many different sources. Each author will present concepts in a slightly different way. One author might explain a particular concept, and you might still be scratching your head , while another may present it in a much clearer form.
Originally posted by patrick tang: thanks all for your advices actually i already have thinking in java, core java i and java in a nutshell. i also finished a java course in school. but back to certification books, i really dont know which book is better. i did read bunkhouse couple of times and still cant decide...maybe both books...
I really really think u dont need a cert guide book. You have Thinking in java , core java and netshell. They are more than enough for you to pass if you finish these books. All the Objective are cover by them.
I strongly recommend getting a Certification specific book in addition to general Java books.
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I strongly suggest the Mugal book as well. I also have RHE and find the Mugal book to be much better. It has a lot of practice questions and programming exercises. Useful tips as well. -rick
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thank you all for your advices i'll probably go with mugal's first, then see if i need any others you know what? when i began to study java,i first tried to read thinking in java online and even bought the book but found it's hard to understand. then i bought nutshell and soon found it's not the book for novices. then came core java (textbook) which (finally) is very clear and understandable to me... but this time with you guys' help i can probably get the right certification book at first time...