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I want to Pass SCJP 5!

Raj Gabriel

Joined: Dec 26, 2007
Posts: 10
To all who those SCJP 5 passers,

Kindly please, post your ultimate steps/plan on how to pass the SCJP 5.
Me and my friends are currently preparing to take the exam on January 30.

Please help us, our current job as Java Trainee depends on passing the exam.
Thank you very much.
abhishek pendkay
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Joined: Jan 01, 2007
Posts: 184
Hi Raj ,
One sure way of doing well in the exam is "Buy Kathy & Bert,s Book on SCJP and STUDY !!! "
That book is all you need to not only pass the exam but excel in it...
and one more thing write as much JAVA code as possible , its very important that you are comfortable with the language syntax particularly in topics like Threads and Collections cause those are some of the more difficult topics....
and last piece of advice "drink only coffee till the exam ..." Just Kidding
All the Best

[ January 14, 2008: Message edited by: abhishek pendkay ]
[ January 14, 2008: Message edited by: abhishek pendkay ]

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Kaydell Leavitt
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Joined: Nov 18, 2006
Posts: 689

I agree that the best book may be "Kathy & Bert's" book, usually referred to in this JavaRanch SCJP forum as, "K & B":

Title: "SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (Exam 310-055) (Certification Press Study Guides) (Paperback)"
ISBN-10: 0072253606
ISBN-13: 978-0072253603

You can follow the following link to buy the book on Amazon.com or to view the reviews of Amazon.com customers.

K & B Book

There is another study guide available online by another SCJP 5.0 expert, Marcus Green. He calls his online study guide "Tiger Tamer" which is named after the code-name of Java version 5.0 which is called "Tiger". I have heard good things about "Tiger Tamer". I haven't read it myself, but I know that it has the advantage of being able to be downloaded immediately. With books from Amazon.com, you'd have to wait to get the book in the mail.

Tiger Tamer Download

IMHO, Marcus Green has the best practice exams for the SCJP 5.0.

Marcus Green's Online Practice Exams (Try the first one for free!)

Whatever study materials and practice exams, make sure that they cover Java version 5.0 (also known as version 1.5).

See also the two Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) web pages in this SCJP forum.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (Old)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (New)
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Pranob Samani

Joined: Jan 16, 2008
Posts: 11
Guys any site from where we can dowload K & B ebook

Thanks in advance!
Paul Michael
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Joined: Jul 02, 2001
Posts: 697
I'm sorry Pranob, but the book is not legally available for download for free.

As the other posts suggested, the book is available from Amazon. I'm pretty sure it will be a worthwhile investment.

SCJP 1.2 (89%), SCWCD 1.3 (94%), IBM 486 (90%), SCJA Beta (96%), SCEA (91% / 77%), SCEA 5 P1 (77%), SCBCD 5 (85%)
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