This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
I am planning to write SCJP exam and i am new to Java . Plz suggest me what books should refer to understand java and to become perfect in programming.Is it useful if i start directly K&B book. Plz guide me how to start my preparation.
Hi Meena! I'm at the end of SCJP5 preparation, after 4 months of work. This week, probably I'll go for the exam (I bought the voucher from Sun few days ago and I'm waiting for the voucher e-mail). I haven't any programming experience in Java. I was a C (and a little of C++..) programmer for about 2 years, and now I'm a Cobol programmer (extremely different from Java....). I've studied on various books: "Java, How to program" by Deitel & Deitel, "Thinking in Java 3ed" (some "critical" topics like threads, but no 1.5 topics), "J2SE Complete Reference" by H.Schildt and I did a lot of programming exercises. Finally I bought and studied K&B5 book (completed in 10 days of intensive study). I think this is the best book for the exam preparation (I read "Two minutes drill" chapters every day ) Now I'm doing a lot of mocks, like Marcus Green mock exams, K&B5 Master Exams and other free mocks. My results, for now, are: - Marcus Green mocks: about 80% - K&B Master Exams: 64% and 75% I hope to pass this exam!
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, MySQL 5 Developer, ZCE, EUCIP Core<br /> <br />OCA 9i (in progress..)<br />SCJD UrlyBird (in progress..)