This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Thanks, seems logical that the results will be delayed.
Regarding studying for the exam: I used a SCJP 1.4 studyguide (The Kathy Sierra book, great book, fun reading) and the Tiger notebook (Oreilly) + all possible Tiger related articles on java.sun.com / java.net. The test outline does a pretty good job describing what to focus on, check all details here. Note that some 1.4 features that wasn't part of the SCJP 1.4 test now are, it's all in the test-outline!
I also recommend some coding with the new features if you don't use it in your day job. I coded a tiny app. that made use of primary the generics stuff and added other new things just to have tried them out.
My reflections on the test: The generic questions wasn't that complicated, no annotation questions at all, the new drag-drop fill-in-the-blanks was kind of fun but had a negative side effect that you always reset you already done answers when "re-checking-them", or maybe I didn't understand how to handle them correct.
Joined: Nov 07, 2003
had a negative side effect that you always reset you already done answers when "re-checking-them"
So, I worked on them at last, without double check them again.
Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Thanks Torben for your valuable suggestion , I am also trying to follow that resources only ( you mentioned ) , how was your exam , I mean to say , what you expect ... Whatever resources you mentioned is sufficient for beta ? Thanks a lot . Bye , Have a nice time .