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What books, et c. to read for SCJP ?

Anshubana panda

Joined: May 05, 2004
Posts: 1
I am Anshu. I am going to start preparation on scjp on 10th,jul,2004.I don't know java.So which books that I must study to pass this SCJP exam.

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[ May 06, 2004: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]
Vicky Jain
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Joined: Aug 02, 2003
Posts: 52
You must read K&B....its the best one
SCJP1.4 96%, SCBCD(in progress..)
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
Hurry yourself over to Sun for the SL-275 course, and after that study the book Vicky mentioned.
ISBN is 0072226846
That's the best you can do in a short time, might be enough.

kundan varma
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Joined: Mar 08, 2004
Posts: 323
THere is no doubt that K&B is a very good book to prepare for certification. BUt i dont think this is good book to start java.I think u must follow some other book before starting this one otherwise u may not be able to understand K&B.

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Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 7729
Welcome to JavaRanch Anshu,
you said:
I don't know java.

From the sun objectives:
The Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 1.4 certification exam is for programmers experienced in using the basic syntax and structure of the Java programming language.

Would it not be better to learn Java first (not from a certification book), before putting yourself under the stress of the certification examination?
[ May 06, 2004: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]

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Vidya Sethuraman
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Joined: Sep 28, 2003
Posts: 45
When i started learning java last year,
1) I first referred to tutorials on the internet and java books , wrote a lot of small programs. writing programs helped me learn java.
2) after i got a fair idea bout java, i bought K&B book, was very useful in understanding how to solve tricky questions.
3)I went thro javacertificate, javaprepare sites, dan chrisholm sites for topic-wise exams. I concentrated on Threads, Looping (for, if, etc).
4) then took up mock exams on internet and then k&b mock exam.
Best of Luck !

Vidya <br />(SCJP 1.4)
Abdulla Mamuwala
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 225
Hi Anshubana
I have compiled a list of good scjp books, you will get the list at the folowing URL
AJ Brown

Joined: Mar 30, 2004
Posts: 17
Since you're jsut starting out, I recommend learning Java through BlueJ and the book that goes with it...Objects First
I agree. Here's the link:
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