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Simon Roberts Book for SCJP

s parimala
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Joined: Jul 31, 2005
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On the advice of my colleagues i have bought simon roberts book for SCJP preparation.

Is that enough or need i buy any other books?

Kindly advice.

Thank you.
Joe Sondow
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Joined: Apr 10, 2005
Posts: 195
Having not read Simon Roberts' book I can't directly speak to its adequacy or completeness. However, I can recommend that you test the book's teachings by reading it and then taking a mock exam written by someone else. I suggest Marcus Green's first, second, or third mock exam.

If you're not happy with the results you got from Roberts' book, consider one of the two most popular books on this forum:

Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027) by Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates

A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification: A Comprehesive Primer, Second Edition by Khalid Mughal, Rolf Rasmussen


SCJA 1.0 (98%), SCJP 1.4 (98%)
s parimala
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Joined: Jul 31, 2005
Posts: 5
Thank you.
Philip Heller
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Originally posted by s parimala:
On the advice of my colleagues i have bought simon roberts book for SCJP preparation.

Is that enough or need i buy any other books?

Kindly advice.

Thank you.



I think your colleagues have outstanding judgement and good taste!

By the way, that's the Roberts and Heller book. I spent many long nights working on the latest rev, and I hope it's all you need. However, after I caught up on my sleep I realized that I wished I'd gone into more detail on the topic of creating your own generic methods. I wrote a supplemental section that will soon be posted to the sybex.com website. However, if you (or anyone else who reads this) want and advance copy, end me a private message that includes your email address.


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".
Rupak Khurana
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Joined: Mar 01, 2005
Posts: 89
Mr Heller..

1. You said that a month or so back in a separate thread in this forum that if someone wants a copy of the updated chapter, pls send a private email. I did that and also sent reminder later on... however no response from you so far..If you have it ready, pls send it to rupak_khurana@comcast.net

2. I was diligent enough to prepare a long list of errata on this book and send to you and Neil(publisher)..however no acknowledgement from you guys..

3. I bought your book thinking it would be enough but after reading it.. I postponed my exam date...now waiting for K&B.


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