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Books for SCJP1.5

pradeep selvaraj
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Hi ranchers,

I plan to take the SCJP 1.5 in two months. I had these doubts about the books....


1. Has Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates' book come out for 1.5? If so please give me the ISBN.
2. Is this a correct book? (It has stuff for the developers exam too?)
ISBN: 0072253606
Title : Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (Exam 310-055)
By : Katherine Sierra, Bert Bates
3. or has Khalid Mughal book been out for SCJP 1.5? If so please give me the ISBN.

thanks

serish


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Bert Bates
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That's the right book - with the correct ISBN - it has chapters for the SCJD, but those are all on the CD - the entire printed book is for the SCJP 5 exam - it should be available before the end of the year.


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pradeep selvaraj
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Hi,

If anyone is just starting to prepare for the scjp1.5 , please write to me, maybe we could discuss.

bye
serish
pradeep selvaraj
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Thanks Bert,

Just waiting for it to be released...
Deepali Goyal
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Hi,

I also want to go for SCJP 1.5 exam but i'm not getting any good book for that. Please suggest if have any idea.

Thanks
Deepali
Deepthi Rallabandi
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
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Hi,

iam also planning to give scjp 1.5.
As there are no proper books available in market until now (K&B book is not yet released) , iam going through the tutorials available on suns site.
For topics covered in scjp 1.4 we can go thru K&B book and khalid mughal book.
If any one likes to discuss and share preparation,they are most welcome.
you can mail me to my id.


Thank you
Deepthi
Ramakrishna RangaRaoOne AllamOne
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Bert ,
Are you going to release the indian edition also for the book at the same time ? Please suggest . Many people, mainly me, can not afford to buy an US edition . If u are not releasing the Indian edition at the same time , please let US know, so that we can have other plans .
-Ranga
Jack malvin
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Originally posted by serish selvaraj:


If anyone is just starting to prepare for the scjp1.5 , please write to me, maybe we could discuss.



Yeah Serish,
I'm the naive you are looking for .
Planning to appear for SCJP 1.5 sometime in Jan 06.

Malvin J.
Rishi Ugersain Chopra
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I have the Sierra & Bates book for the SCJP 1.4 exam and have studied it inside and out.

I'd ultimately like to get certified via the SCJP 1.5 exam - is there a good way to cover the difference in material or is the best option to wait until the new book is released? Not sure if it's better to wait and possibly risk forgetting what I've learned so far (not to mention spend even more time with the new edition of the book) or just take a best shot with what I know right now. Anyone look at the exam simulator from Whizlabs?

BTW, Amazon originally had the release date set for 11/30/2005 but looks like it's now 1/31/2006...


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Marcus Green
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You are better off assuming the authors information is accurate about the release date than anything that appears on Amazon (see Berts earlier post). You could purchase my book right now which is written for the JDK 1.5 objectives. See

http://www.examulator.com/tamer


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Isha Mackker
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Hi all,
I have just bought the book by Marcus Green. I find it very helpful in my preparation for scjp5.0 exam. Its to the point and covers almost all the objectives of the exam. I strongly recommend it for anyone preparing for the exam. And moreover, no other book is available as of now, this is the best option i guess.
Isha.
Isha Mackker
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In addition to the online book by Marcus Green, i m studying Ivor Horton's Beginning Java 2 JDK 5 Edition by Wrox Publications. Though its not meant for the SCJP5.0 exam, but its a very good book to learn Core Java in details. And most of the objectives of the exam are covered very thoroughly. But i am really surprised that nobody has mentioned this book in the forum yet. Anyways, check it out at the following link:

Isha.
Joe LeGrand
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Someone else read the book TigerTamer for Java 5: The Book by Marcus Green ? I plan to buy this book, but I would like to have more information than the table of content.


Thank you

[ December 02, 2005: Message edited by: Mr Unknown ]
[ December 02, 2005: Message edited by: Joe LeGrand ]
Dinesh Raikar
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Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates' book for java 1.5 is available
The ISBN is : 0-596-00920-8

I hope it helps.

-DRaikar
Marcus Green
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Dinesh, are you sure its actually physically available. It is due out real soon, but is it actually available.

Joe, what other information are you looking for.
[ December 04, 2005: Message edited by: Marcus Green ]
Bert Bates
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Hi Guys, Hi Dinesh,

Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates' book for java 1.5 is available
The ISBN is : 0-596-00920-8


This is the ISBN for Head First Java, which is about Java 5, but it's NOT a certification book. Our certification book will be available in late December.

Sorry for the confusion.

hth,

Bert
Joe LeGrand
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Originally posted by Marcus Green:
Joe, what other information are you looking for.



I would like to see a part of the book to know if I like how it's written and if information appears clearly. I also want to know if someone else read this book and found that it contains enough information to pass the test with success. I read reviews from others books, there's some reviews of your book somewhere ?
Marcus Green
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You can see my style of writing and how I cover such material at

http://www.jchq.net/certkey/index.htm

That is the entire contents of the last version of the book which was aimed at the JDK 1.4 version of the exam. Where the material overlaps with the JDK 1.5 objectives that is a useful resource for study of the current exam.
Joe LeGrand
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Originally posted by Marcus Green:
You can see my style of writing and how I cover such material at

http://www.jchq.net/certkey/index.htm

That is the entire contents of the last version of the book which was aimed at the JDK 1.4 version of the exam. Where the material overlaps with the JDK 1.5 objectives that is a useful resource for study of the current exam.



There's exercices like the version for 1.4 in the book? There's mock exam or we need to buy some on your site ?

Thanks for the answers
Joe LeGrand
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Ok I bought your book. I hope this will be great for my preparation.
Sebastian Paz
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Hi everyone, I'm new here.

Marcus Green, does the audio CD of Tiger Tamer Java have enough content inside to pass the SCJP exam for Java 1.5, considering that I already have the Kathy and Bert book for the Programmer and Devoloper certification exam for Java 1.4?

If I buy it, can I download it rather than get the actual CD sent to me, I live in Venezuela.
Marcus Green
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It only covers the first 4 Objectives (which occupies 60 minutes). It is not available for download only via CD purchase.
Anthony Karta
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Originally posted by Joe LeGrand:



There's exercices like the version for 1.4 in the book? There's mock exam or we need to buy some on your site ?

Thanks for the answers


Hi Marcus,

I'm interested with your book. But I have the same questions with Joe LeGrand.

could you confirm?
do you sell commercial mock-exam as well or they are all in http://www.examulator.com/phezam?

many thanks


SCJP 5
Marcus Green
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To quote from that page

Guest login only allows access to 60 of the questions. For registered access to the entire database of 350 questions see http://www.examulator.com/home/tigertamer.htm
Michael R. Meyer
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Can anyone recommend this book?

Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Java2-Certification-Study-Guide

Although the customer reviews are not too zealous it has been written by the ones who developed the real test questions.

Oh, one more question:
Isn�t there any interactive software for preparation?
Harshad Khasnis
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Hey I like the style of Khalid Mughal's book.
Does anybody have any idea when they are going to come up with their new Book for SCJP 5.
Khalid A. Mughal
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Originally posted by Harshad Khasnis:
Hey I like the style of Khalid Mughal's book.
Does anybody have any idea when they are going to come up with their new Book for SCJP 5.


We are working on the 3rd edition of our book. It will cover SCJP 1.5.
It will shortly be available through Rough Cuts on Safari, and new versions will be posted as the manuscript evolves:
http://safari.samspublishing.com/roughcuts

We hope to have the book on the shelf in your favourite bookshop by the time JavaOne fanfare starts up in May.

-- khalid
Harshad Khasnis
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Originally Posted by Khalid A. Mughal

We hope to have the book on the shelf in your favourite bookshop by the time JavaOne fanfare starts up in May.


Thanks For your response Sir,
but I dont think I will wait that long to give the exam.
Looking forward for Rough Cuts though.
Thanks & Regards.
Harshad
Anthony Karta
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Hi Michael,

the link doesn't work. I guess K&B book is the best one.

yes, there are some commerical exam such as whizlab, JQPlus, TigerTame etc
Rohit Thakur
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Can some of the moderators please take the pain of summarizing the entire trail?

Regards,
Rohit
Vaibhav Chauhan
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hi Bert and all ranchers,

i am pretty confused that with this topic, i am starting preparation for SCJP5. My friend is preparing for SCJP5 and already has K&B book with
ISBN:0072253606

how all are telling that this book is not yet in the market.
[ November 08, 2006: Message edited by: Vaibhav Chauhan ]
Matt Russell
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Originally posted by Vaibhav Chauhan:
My friend is preparing for SCJP5 and already has K&B book with
ISBN:0072253606...how all are telling that this book is not yet in the market.

The messages referring to that ISBN are all from November 2005, when the book wasn't yet on the market.


Matt
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Vaibhav Chauhan
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I am posting the text written on that book i.e. K&B for SCJP5 :

SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (Exam 310-055)
byKathy SierraandBert Bates
McGraw-Hill/Osborne 2006 (864 pages)
ISBN:0072253606

please let me know what is the mystery ??
Vaibhav Chauhan
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for K&B book for SCJP 5, go to this link:

http://www.campusi.com/isbn_0072253606.htm
Bert Bates
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Hi Guys,

The K&B SCJP 5 book has been available for almost a year now

I think the confusion here is that this is a very old thread that got ressurected a few days ago.

hth,

Bert
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Here are the links to the books you are looking for. Enjoy!

CJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (Exam 310-055)


SCJP Exam for J2SE 5: A Concise and Comprehensive Study Guide for The Sun Certified Java Programmer Exam

-Cameron McKenzie
[ November 09, 2006: Message edited by: Cameron W. McKenzie ]
Vaibhav Chauhan
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Thanks Bates.
Kamal Shaik
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
That's the right book - with the correct ISBN - it has chapters for the SCJD, but those are all on the CD - the entire printed book is for the SCJP 5 exam - it should be available before the end of the year.
Bert Bates
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I'm going to lock up this old, confusing thread.

If, as of December of 2006, anyone has any questions about books for the SCJP 5 exam, they can start a NEW thread
 
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