This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
hi, i had bought K& B book last week.i had read 10 chpters..this is the best book i had ready till now. I had found that there are no objective type tests available at the end .are they available on the website link for the book.. Also let me know after i had read all chapters wat else i should do to prepare myself for the SCJP..
The K&B book should come with a CD containing a complete practice exam plus the book is sprinkled with self test questions. You can also check out the meisterworks by myself and Dan Chisholm for more study material.
hi, i am from india.I have got oreally "K & B " Book and it does not have a cd with it..i bought it froma reputed bookstore..Can you guys tel me how do i find those practice questions...and those indispensible questions.. Can i get them online..anywhere
Originally posted by rishi chopra: hi, i am from india.I have got oreally "K & B " Book and it does not have a cd with it..i bought it froma reputed bookstore..Can you guys tel me how do i find those practice questions...and those indispensible questions.. Can i get them online..anywhere
K&B have written a lot of books; only one those is the study guide for the Java programmer certification. Barry asked for the title of the book, because he wants to make sure that you actually have the certification study guide. If you have one of the other books by K&B, then it won't contain the exam simulator.
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hi, the title of the book is "Head First Java" by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates..and it is from oreally publications...This book is the one that comes in india from ur Authors K & B ... Whether this book will do for SCJP ..please confirm me ... I am in a Fix now..please tel me wat should i Do
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Head First Java is a very good Java fundamentals textbook by K&B, but the title of the K&B Java programmer certification study guide is "Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2".
If you are new to Java, then the book that you have is a better place to get started than the K&B study guide. A Java fundamentals textbook such as Head First Java will provide you with a wide range of information that every Java programmer should know. A certification study guide only focuses on the narrow range of information that is applicable to the certification exam. The wider range of information provided by Head First Java is something that you will need.
As you complete each chapter in Head First Java, then take a look at my web site to find a single topic mock exam that covers the information from that chapter. Try this exam set. As I mentioned earlier, Head First Java and just about any Java fundamentals textbook will cover a wider range of information than the certification exam, so you won't find any mock exams that cover topics such as IO, AWT or Swing.
After you have worked through your Java fundamentals textbook and the corresponing chapters of my mock exam web site or book, then you can test your level of preparedness for the real exam by attempting one of Marcus Green's exams at jchq.net. Your score on Marcus Green's exam is likely to be similar to your score on the real exam. In contrast, my exams are more difficult than the real exam, so your score on the real exam is likely to be higher than your score on my exam.