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Raj Neets
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 46
Hello guys
Can u please give me some suggestion on how to prepare for SCJP 1.4,right now iam using Java2 certification guide by Simon roberts,Philip heller and Michael Ernest.I doubt this book may be for SCJP 1.2, can someone suggest me any other book.
Thank you
John Lee
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Joined: Aug 05, 2001
Posts: 2545
Hi:
Firstly, I think you can tell whether a book is for SCJP2 or SCJP4, by the publishing date and introduction.
I don't have idea which book is the best for scjp. I think it all depends on individual. But I can recall coming across many posts talking about Kathy Sierra's book. It looks like to me it is quite popular.
As a matter of fact, I think you will probablly get more information if posting in SCJP forum.
Good luck with your study and exam!
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
Posts: 7610
Please find good resources below:
Objectives:
SCJP 1.2 objectives
SCJP 1.4 objectives
Specification:
Java Language Specification 2nd (JLS)
Official Java Language Specification Errata
Unofficial Java Language Specification Errata
Mock exams:
Maha's site
Javaranch mock exams list
Marcus Green's web site
Jiris e-Learning System
Dan Chisholm's web site
JDiscuss' mock exams list
Valentin's mock exam
Hints:
Sun Certified Java Programmer Pre-Exam Essentials by Dylan Walsh
Free Java lessons
The one thing I wish I'd done... by Kathy Sierra
Traps to be aware of in any SCJP test !!! :) by Maha Anna
5 days before the exam. Any last minute stuff I should look out for?
Top Ten Errors Java Programmers Make
Preparation tips by Maha Anna
Don't forget our Sun Certification Results forum where people give some feedback after taking the exam.
Also check out the Javaranch's newsletters which contain very useful information.
Articles:
100% Certified Java Coders: How To Get Certified by Michael D. Meloan
An SCJP 1.4 certification primer by Pradeep Chopra, Whizlabs Software Ltd
You said "Certification"? by Valentin Crettaz
Other interesting articles
Test engines:
JQ+
J@Whiz (SCJP 1.2)
J@Whiz (SCJP 1.4)
JCertify 6.0 (SCJP 1.4)
JCertify 5.0 (SCJP 1.2)
Books:
Javaranch bunkhouse
Other info:
SCJP FAQ
Position on Real Questions - Must Read!
Other people's results
Good luck

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