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What's the difference between these two books for 1.5?

 
Wendy Lum
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I want to pre-order the book for 1.5, but I found these two books on amazon, anyone know what's the difference between them? Which one should I order? Thank you very much.

1.SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (Exam 310-055) (Certification Press) (Paperback)-by Katherine Sierra, Bert Bates

2.SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 5 Practice Exams (Exam 310-055) (Paperback)-by Katherine Sierra, Bert Bates
 
Branko Santo
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// The one for Java 1.5(5)(Tiger) how ever you want to call it
// still not out I am waiting for that one too

1.SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (Exam 310-055) (Certification Press) (Paperback)-by Katherine Sierra, Bert Bates


// The one for Java 1.4 really a great book I got it loads of great stuff

2.SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 5 Practice Exams (Exam 310-055) (Paperback)-by Katherine Sierra, Bert Bates



Offcourse I could be wrong
 
Wendy Lum
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I know these two books are not released yet. That's why I want to pre-order it. But I don't know which one I shoule Pre-order so that they can send it out as soon as it's available.
 
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The one says Practice Exams, and therefore I assume contains practice exams rather than text. The other is the text that explains the subject that the exams cover. In the previous book on this subject the Programmer, Developer and Mock exam material was all in one book. Looks like they have separated the Explanatory text and mock exams into two books and put the developer material on CD ROM.

(My comments are entirely as an observer, I have no "inside knowledge" on this)...

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Hi Wendy -

The 'study guide' is almost done - we're 1/2 way thru the last chapter!

The 'study guide' teaches all of the topics for the Tiger SCJP exam, and it has lots of mock exam questions, there are many mocks in the book, more mocks on the CD that comes with the book, and then more mocks on a website that you can access when you buy the book. (We're shooting for a total of 280 questions.)

Because the new exam is so big we won't have room for SCJD material that was in the previous book - I think we're going to put those chapters on the CD.

The other ('practice exams') book is still in the planning stages, I'm not even sure why they put it up on Amazon We're thinking about doing a book that is just mocks and exercises, but we haven't even decided for sure when and how - don't wait for that one!

hth,

Bert
[ October 16, 2005: Message edited by: Bert Bates ]
 
Wendy Lum
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Thank you, Bert. I will order the book right now and hope it will be shipped as soon as you finish it.
 
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