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shandilya popuru
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Joined: Dec 21, 2004
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hi everyone
i am preparing for scjp 1.4 i`m almost done with preparation ,i read from the robert & heller book and took up a lot of mock xam`s i`m able to get 85% on an average.
now do i have to read the JLS, cos i`m finding it quite difficult to read

plz help me abt this


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Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
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Basically, you dont need to read the whole JLS, but if you have some doubts on the language specification, you can read the related parts.

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shandilya popuru
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Joined: Dec 21, 2004
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thanx nick


as i`ve said i`m able to get 85% minimum in the mock tests, do i have to read the kathy & bert book or just take up more mock xam`s till i get 90% above


thanx in advance
Lahiru Abeydeera
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Joined: Nov 05, 2004
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It's very good if you can read Kathey's book because it gives you lots of Tips andTrick which other books don't give you. My advice is if you can find it READ IT. Specially Arrays, Garbage Collection, Threads, Inner classes

And read the spec also if you can. It gives u some valuable info.
Harsh Singh
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Joined: Dec 08, 2004
Posts: 13
I totally agree. Read K&B if you can find it. The book gives you valuable tips and prepares you well for the exam. IMO JLS should be used more like a reference document. Moreover, reading K&B would be more enjoyable then JLS .

Hope this helps and good luck!
[ January 17, 2005: Message edited by: Harsh Singh ]
Clivant Yeo
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Joined: May 22, 2004
Posts: 124
I read K&B too and I pass with 93% 1 1/2 years ago. It is a very good guide book.


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shandilya popuru
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Joined: Dec 21, 2004
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thanx for all the replies guyz

i just bought the book
 
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