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Guy A. Buyle
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I would like to start with the preparation for the "SUN CERTIFIED PROGRAMMER FOR THE JAVA 2 PLATFORM 1.4" certificate. But I like to know which of the proposed study guides covers also version 1.4
 
Dinesh Kumar
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None of the study guides (to my knowledge) so far cover version 1.4
But the additional material in 1.4 exam is only "assertions", and there is a very good and sufficient reading material available at Sun's site on Assertions.
After going through this topic thoroughly, just give a try at Dan Chisholm's exam on Assertions and you can consider yourself reasonably well prepared.
Hope it helps.
Dinesh
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Try JCertify from EnterpriseDeveloper.com
 
Dan Chisholm
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Here's the tutorial, Programming with Assertions, mentioned above.
 
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Use the Java Language Specification material, "Assertions" tutorial at sun.java.com, and A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification (book) by Mughal. good luck to us!
 
Guy A. Buyle
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Thanks all of you for the good advice.
 
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Originally posted by Dinesh Kumar:
But the additional material in 1.4 exam is only "assertions", and there is a very good and sufficient reading material available at Sun's site on Assertions.

Howdy -- just a little correction here... assertions is certainly the largest brand new addition, but we also expanded the Collection questions in a significant way, including more on hashcode and equals.
You might not see a large number of questions on those topics, but they are definitely there -- the objectives have been what we'll call "strengthened" .
But it's true that everything you need for assertions is in the Sun document, you can learn about the hashcode/equals contract from the API for class Object, and Collections you'll have to look elsewhere.
But of course there's this wonderful new 1.4 exam book coming out in December
cheers,
Kathy
 
Dan Chisholm
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Originally posted by Kathy Sierra:

But of course there's this wonderful new 1.4 exam book coming out in December
cheers,
Kathy

Kathy,
Is that new book anything like this book?
In terms of the 1.4 updates, let's not forget to mention the addition of the LinkedHashSet and LinkedHashMap classes.
 
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