Hello, I am very new here and in fact have just registered. I have heard a lot about the kathy and bert books and even went to the local B&N just to check out these books. A lot of people here rave about the k&B book. I am wondering which book are they talking about? WHich is the book to refer to .. Head first Java or the certification guide.? I am planning on taking the SCJP 5 certification and I see all the books catering to 1.4. Is there a complrehensive source for studying for the 1.5 exam topics? Will appreciate any insight in this matter
If you are preparing for SCJP 1.5, you can buy "SCJP 5 Exam Study Guide" By Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates". The exam code for SCJP 1.5 is 310-055. This will be mentioned on the cover of the book as well.
If you are from India, the publication is by dreamtech press.
Joined: Feb 06, 2007
Thank You for your reply. I already have the Khalid Mughal book. I am hoping that these two together should be sufficient.
I am also preparing for the SCJp. The K&B book is just for starters. To do well on the exam here are my tips :
1. Absolutely essential to write a lot of code to explore stuff & ideas 2. Study the Mughal book; pretty good on the stuff that applies to SCJP 5 3. Work on a lot of Mock exams; I find Whiz lab exams tough but good 4. JavaRanch SCJP forum is good source for areas to look at 5. I also study Bruce Eckels book "Thinking in Java" for advanced ideas