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Patrick Tibbetts
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Joined: Jan 06, 2002
Posts: 20
I am gearing up for the exam. Before doing so, I would like to read a GOOD exam prep book or two. Can anyone suggest some good ones???
(I have been to the bunkhouse, however some of the reviews are old)
Thanks everyone!
-patrick
Satish Avadhanam
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Joined: Aug 12, 2003
Posts: 697
Hi Patrick, here are two good books.
1. Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027) -- Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates
2. A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification Second edition -- Khalid Azim Mughal, Rolf Rasmussen
Both are treated to be very good books. If you are person who likes to have fun while reading then first one is for you. If you like books with no fun and only subject, then you can go for book 2.
Bottomline, both are very good books. Good Luck.
Anupam Sinha
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Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Posts: 1088
Originally posted by Satish Avadhanam:
Hi Patrick, here are two good books.
1. Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027) -- Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates
2. A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification Second edition -- Khalid Azim Mughal, Rolf Rasmussen
Both are treated to be very good books. If you are person who likes to have fun while reading then first one is for you. If you like books with no fun and only subject, then you can go for book 2.
Bottomline, both are very good books. Good Luck.


Excellent choice.
Abdulla Mamuwala
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 225
Hi
If you want more information regarding the books for SCJP1.4, you can also check out the SUN Certified Java Results forum, here people who have aldready taken the tests, share their opinion about different books and preparation material, they have used.
Best of luck,
Thomas De Vos
stable boy
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Joined: Apr 12, 2003
Posts: 425
Worthwhile mentioning is the book written by Marcus Green and William Brogden: Java 2 Programmer Exam Cram (ISBN: 0789728613 )
Very handy book, chapters are short and concentrated on the most important parts of the exam. Good for a last-minute review before the exam.
In any case all the best with your studies.


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Ashok C. Mohan
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Joined: Dec 03, 2003
Posts: 75
I guess the book by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates are the best u can get ur hands on.(No harm intended)I used that book for my prep and it was great....


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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Marcus Green
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Joined: Sep 14, 1999
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When making a selection (or indeed recommendation) you have two categories to consider, do you want a compact "just the facts m'aam" crammer that will sit in your pocket with only a gentle bulge or do you want a doorstop to leave at home for a big fat study session that covers just about everything.
For the crammer I can recommend the book by Green and Brogden ...
And on the larger book front there is Bates & Sierra and Mughal and Rasmussen. If word count is factor Mughal and Rasmussen simply deliver more words (and nicely orderred ones). Mughal and Rasmussen is like having a good Professor at the side of your computer. Sierra and Bates is more concise and with a little humour to lighten the load. They are more like having a friendly conversation with a very knowledgable other student who has passed the exam by your PC.
The good news is that there are no truly bad books on this topic currently on the market.
Your choice.
Marcus


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rong zh
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Joined: Mar 28, 2004
Posts: 5
do more mock exams to familiar with the exam type


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