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About SCJP 1.4 Books

swarupa patil
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Joined: Feb 22, 2006
Posts: 62
Hi Everyone
I am prepareing for SCJP exam and decide to give next month.
I have Khalid Mughal and Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates Book for
SCJP which is better for reading to exam .
Also tell me some useful links for SCJP code examples site and
online exam
Kiran Bhangale

Joined: Mar 02, 2006
Posts: 14

First study carefully Khalid Mughal and then read Katthy Sierra atleast twice.It worked for me.

For Online Exam,visit
it contains 20 mock exams.

And finally,Go to the site
and take Marcuss green's Mocks.
But These mocks are very helpful for final Exam.

Go for Final Exam when you starts scoring 80% score consistently in mock exams.

Kiran Bhangale.<br /> <br />SCJP1.4 <br />SCWCD1.4
shibaram sahoo

Joined: Sep 21, 2005
Posts: 17
me also with the same plan that to appear for the 1.4 SCJP exam in April.
But I had completed the Kathy and Bate book a long back ago.
So should I go for a overlook and practice questions or should I start reading the Khalid Mughal(KM) book from the beginning ?

Please help any one there..
Or any one can suggest which selective topics are good in KM book..


We can do it !!
shibaram sahoo

Joined: Sep 21, 2005
Posts: 17
Also can any one suggest that should we go for whizlab's mock tests by paying for it fully ?
Or is it enough to practice the books and free mock exams questions ?
Naresh Gunda
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Joined: Oct 15, 2005
Posts: 163
Read Khalid's book for 2-3 times. Then Read K&B 2-3 times. Refer 2min. drill and exam watch..highlighted points frequently, so that all the importent stuff will be registered in ur mind.
If you dont get good % in Khalid's mock test, u dont worry. It is little Hi-Fi. Try K&B mocks, Marchus Green.. 1 week before the test. Then refer the books based on the analysis given at the end of the mocks.
If u practice free mocks available in net, mocks in text books is more than enough. I feel ,it is not necessary to purchase wizlabs mocktest.
I am pasting few links for mock tests here. Wish You All the best.


1. VOODOO Exam Simulator: (Downloadable)

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This has a nice set of mock exams to begin with. All the questions in this covers the exam objectives and gives you the initial feeling of the examination questions. Do review the questions that went wrong. This will really help in the next mock exam.

There will be around 5 to 6 small length exams in this simulator.There will be no full length exam in this simulator.

2. JIRIS Mock exams: (Needs a login)

This website contains a comprehensive set of 3 mock exams that can be taken after registering in that site. These mock exams are for SCJP1.2.So, there will be questions that will not be related to the SCJP1.4 objectives. Make use of these 3 mock exams and treat it as a �learning from mistakes� kind of an experience. Do not worry about the percentage that you get in these exams, because you will take it again at the end.

The above 2 mock exams provide a wide range of questions that will help you in understanding the fundamental concepts of JAVA programming.

3. JAVA Ranch Rules Round Up Game: (Login not required)

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This is not like the flash games you play�.It is more than that�The questions that are present will test your understanding of basic concepts in JAVA. There will be a total of 144 questions distributed into 12 rounds.

4. JAVA Certificate: (Needs a Login)
(SCJP 1.4)

This is a very good site that has a single comprehensive mock exam with questions equivalent exam difficulty level. The score that you get in this mock exam will be somewhat closer to the final exam result.

So,take this mock exam when you feel that you are done with all the preparation.

5. Marcus Green Mock Exams: (Login not required)

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" target="_blank">[/URL]</a> (SCJP 1.4)

<a href="
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<a href="
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These links contain the most famous set of mock exams that is trusted and that still continues to be the best of all. This is also full length exam which can be taken two and a half weeks before the examination date.

6. JQplus: (Downloadable) (SCJP 1.4)

This is also a full length exam that has to be taken 2 weeks before the examination date.

7. WBrogden Mock Exam: (Login not required)

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This site contains a set of 40 questions that can be taken soon after you finish going through the certification book. Really a good one to take.

9. (Login not required)

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Again a mock exam to take. Can be taken at any time of your preparation.

10. ( Login Required)

A good web site that has a good set of questions. This does not contain a full length mock exam

11. (Login not required)

<a href="
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Has two full length mock exams.

12. (Downloadable)

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Has a mock exam that needs to be downloaded.
[ March 05, 2006: Message edited by: Naresh Kumar ]
Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6662

That was a nice list. Thank you

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sreedhar lak
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Joined: Feb 26, 2006
Posts: 42
Thank you Naresh,really good information.

Thanks a lot<br />Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning
shibaram sahoo

Joined: Sep 21, 2005
Posts: 17
Thanks Naresh
for ur great help giving right information.

Thanks a lot!!

shibaram sahoo

Joined: Sep 21, 2005
Posts: 17
But you know, I have changed my mind that to appear 1.5 certification instead of 1.4.

Reason is my company does not no more providing us the reimburssment fees for the 1.4 exam.

So i will go for 1.5.

Now can u suggest how long it will take for a sincere try for the 1.5 exam ?

Shafian Kisna
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Joined: Oct 25, 2005
Posts: 70

I am pursuing to take SCJP 1.4 at the end of March. I have a doubt on signed, unsigned bit shifting. I am so confused over this...Could you pls suggest me on book or resources on how I can understand this topic?

Karthik Vijayarajan
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Joined: Mar 13, 2005
Posts: 43
You could refer to the book written by Kathy Sierra.Its pretty straight-forward.I guess its Chapter 3 that has got these details

Karthik <br />SCJP 1.4 SCWCD 1.4 SCBCD 1.3
I agree. Here's the link:
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