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kathy book enough for scjp1.5?

hari harann
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Joined: Aug 07, 2008
Posts: 54
i everybody, am preparing for scjp1.5 and i ve almost completed kathy.
but doing this is enough or should i go for someother book?? i could find lot of question being asked in this forum that is not covered in kathy. will those kind be asked in exams?? guide me please
Nikos Pougounias
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Joined: Jan 16, 2008
Posts: 110
hi hari,

Kathy's book is an excellent book. Moreover it's written by the authors of the exam themselves.

As you've already realised, this book is written in a smart way; it offers you a robust basis on which you should build with your own initiative and hard work.

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Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
Hi Hari,

As far as I know we cover everything you'll need to know for the exam. We are fortunate because we led the team that created the exam. This means that we have a really good idea what's in the exam.

Our goal is to cover 110% of what's on the exam. Many other authors who write mock exam questions need to cover more like 130% of what's on the exam just to be sure they don't leave anything out. This means that you'll often find discussions of mock questions that cover topics that aren't on the actual exam. Of course it's really good to know as much Java as possible, so learning that extra 20% is a good thing, but strictly speaking for the exam it's not necessary.

Of course we have to also keep in mind that Kathy and I make our share of mistakes! It's certainly possible that we failed to completely cover a topic, and we're always watching this forum, so that if someone finds something missing, and explains it here we can update the book. I can tell you that when we updated the book for the SCJP 6 exam we added coverage of a handful of small topics that JavaRanchers helped us to discover we hadn't covered well enough in the SCJP 5 book.



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Qarabagi Jaan

Joined: May 03, 2004
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Kath's book, what is the complete title and author's full name?
Nikos Pougounias
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title: SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Exam 310-065
authors: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
I agree. Here's the link:
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