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SCJP 5.0 - Please Help Me

Prateek Duble

Joined: May 17, 2005
Posts: 22
Hello Friends,
I am planning to write SCJP 5.0 by the end of August. First problem , I am facing is the books' selection for SCJP 5.0. I have shortlisted following material:

1. Head First Java (covering J2SE 5.0)
2. Complete Java 2 Certification Guide (for SCJP 5.0)
3. K&B 1.4 (as I dont think K&B for 5.0 will be out anytime soon)
4. Khalid Mughal's Book (again for 1.4)
5. SCJP 5.0 Study Guide available on JavaRanch

I would like to know what out of all these is unnecessary and which is a MUST. Also what should be the sequence of reading ? Please help me in making my stratagy for clearing SCJP 5.0

Thanks in Advance to all My dear Ranchers....


Prateek J. Duble
Philip Heller
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Joined: Oct 24, 2000
Posts: 119
I recommend "Complete Java 2 Certification" ... the new rev just came out. But I'm EXTREMELY biased!

Consultant to SCJP team.<br />Co-designer of SCJD exam.<br />Co-author of "Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide".<br />Author of "Ground-Up Java".
I agree. Here's the link:
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