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Books for SCJP 1.5

George Henry Smith
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What are the best books for studying for SCJP 1.5?
marc weber
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See our SCJP FAQ: What books should I refer to when studying for the SCJP?


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Sree Va
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The recommended book,
SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (Exam 310-055) (Certification Press Study Guides) (Paperback)
by Katherine Sierra, Bert Bates;
This books is dated, publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (December 21, 2005)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0072253606

Isn't it old to use it for today's exam preparation?!
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What is the review on this more recent published book?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1590596978
SCJP Exam for J2SE 5: A Concise and Comprehensive Study Guide for The Sun Certified Java Programmer Exam (Paperback)
by Paul Sanghera
This book is dated, Publisher: Apress; Study Gd edition (May 30, 2006)


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kriosh kirosh
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Joined: Dec 01, 2006
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I have listed all the best books for SCJP exam in following link.
hope this wil helpful for you..

http://astore.amazon.com/computer_certification06-20

Good luck
Kirosh
Sree Va
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Thanks, again for another list, again.
Your list lists those two books, too.

Coming back to my question.
Aren't these books old/outdated? <check their publishing dates>
Does books serve their purpose in the constantly evolving, The Java World?!
Bert Bates
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Well, I'll try not to be too self serving here ...

Java as a language certainly evolves, but it seems that you're asking about Java books that are focused on a particular Sun certification. In that case, the certifications themselves change only every couple of years, so as long as you have a book that covers the version of the certification that you're interested in, the age of the book won't matter.

For example, both of the books that have been mentioned directly in this thread so far are focused on the exact same certification, so while there might be many factors in deciding which book to choose, in this case age has nothing to do with it.

hth,

Bert


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anil kuchana
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Yes I totally go with Bert, as long as the objectives are the same and the book covers them, there is no point in saying the book is outdated.


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Barry Gaunt
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Originally posted by Sree Va:
Thanks, again for another list, again.
Your list lists those two books, too.

Coming back to my question.
Aren't these books old/outdated? <check their publishing dates>
Does books serve their purpose in the constantly evolving, The Java World?!


I have already moved your question to the appropriate place for discussion.

Please do not bounce it right back into the SCJP forum!


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