This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
re: no certification book, lack of mock exams (1 only)
Can anyone share any tips on preparing for the exam?
I have completed 'reading' the latest Spring Source pdf (the 500-plus-page book).
I have also read the Spring in Action 2nd edition book, and about to complete the hands-on on the book's sample codes.
Javablackbelt is the only place I found a mock exam but I need to gain credits (not open to purchase), before I can take the exam. (I am scheduled already for exam and I dont have time to do that 'gain credit' thing.)
I guess this certification cannot be done by anyone or rather like any other certifications. I remember reading from the Spring website that in order to register for this exam, you have to provide the reference from the project that uses Spring and provide enough evidence that you worked in this project. The other alternative is that you should have attended a training session from the SpringSource.
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