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Head First java edition

sree kolli

Joined: Nov 01, 2007
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Can I study Head First Java, 2nd Edition by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates
. To take SCJP 1.5

ahmed yehia
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Welcome to JavaRanch

For the exam, see books section in the FAQ:
Bert Bates

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Hey Sree,

HF Java isn't intended to be a study guide for any of the Sun certification exams. We hope that it's a good intro to Java, and if you don't know very much Java it might be a good place to start, but it will NOT prepare you for the SCJP. We have another book that's intended to help you study for the SCJP exam, people around here call it "K & B". Also, there are other books that focus on the SCJP exam, and there are a LOT of mock exams available too.

Good luck,


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sree kolli

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Thank You Bert .

I purchased K & B last night .
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