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Is k&b's book sufficient for SCJP?

yogesh gargate

Joined: Aug 18, 2006
Posts: 17
hi Group,
I am preparing for SCJP 4 and using Kathy serra & Gate's book for preparation. I just want to know is it sufficit or should i go for other books also?

thanks in advance,
Jeremy Botha
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Joined: Feb 16, 2005
Posts: 125
Hi, Yogesh.

I used Kathy and Bill's book as a reference and found it more than ample (90% on my SCJP). Admittedly I have been programming in Java for 6 years now, though.

It's a worthy book irrespective, I'd recommend it. Just do loads of practice exams and you'll be fine.


McFinnigan? Never heard of him. Nobody here but us chickens...<br /> <br />SCJP for Java 1.4<br />SCJD for Java 5.0
srilatha rao

Joined: Jun 01, 2006
Posts: 21

Kathy Seirra book is enough to get a good score in the exam.

But Khalid Mughal is also a good book except for Collections(for this kathy seirra book is enough).

Do all the mock exams in Dan chilosum's study guide and comprehensive tests, tests from the javaranch mock exam list and jiris online tests.

And read the questions posted in javaranch regularly, it really helped me a lot to enhance my score.

I have not done my exam without the above.

SCJP1.4 98%
yogesh gargate

Joined: Aug 18, 2006
Posts: 17
Thanks for the reply.
Could you please provide me the links for the mock exams.

thanks in advance,
Javier Sanchez Cerrillo
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Joined: Aug 02, 2006
Posts: 152
Here are several links to free mock exams I have:

Skip the GridBagLayout questions, since they are not part of the objectives.

Here's another link.

If you want to spend some money I suggest you buy Whizlabs simulators or Enthuware JQPLUS. But the K & B book must be enough.

SCJP 5.0 95%<br /> <br />The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
I agree. Here's the link:
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