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K&B book enough for Java 1.4 SCP exam

Hussein Zeytoun

Joined: Jun 02, 2005
Posts: 4
Hi All,
I purchased the K&B book to study for the SC programmer exam. I have Java programming background but I'm wondering if the book covers all the material needed to for the exam? Did Sun objectives change since the book was published.

Thanks much
Geethakrishna Srihari
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Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 30
I have the same doubt...Please any one clarify if K&B covers all the objectives of the SCJP exam...In some mock tests i found some questions based on static , non static block, operator precedence ( based on JLS) (visit as well as mock2.htm)....Whether these are in Objectives of SCJP....Thanks in Advance...Please clarify....
Terry Rickson

Joined: May 05, 2005
Posts: 22
Hussein Zeytoun

Yeah K&B book has everything in there you need to know for the exam! I have been using it for the last couple of weeks and have learned thing from it that i would'nt i thought i needed to for the exam.

K&B book is great
Geethakrishna Srihari
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Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 30
Yes Thats right, K&B book is good, but the question is whether the book completely covers the objectives....
Marcus Green
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Joined: Sep 14, 1999
Posts: 2813
It covers all the objectives and is a very good book. However unless it is entirely beyond your pocket I recommend getting at least one other book so you can see the topics covered from a different angle (and you will get some additional mock questions to sharpen your skills on).

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Abdulla Mamuwala
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 225
Hussain you can try this URL it names books you might need,
Gurmail Kandola

Joined: Sep 07, 2004
Posts: 19
Yes K&B is good, but only for 1.4. Is the SCJP 5.0 version of the book out yet? I havn't seen it. There are very important additions in the exam objectives of SCJP for J2SE 5.0, and to cover that K&B will need to be modified...I don't what their plans are...
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