OCP Java SE 6 Programmer Practice Exams (Exam 310-065) (Certification Press)
Book Review Team
Joined: Feb 15, 2002
Author/s : Bert Bates, Katherine Sierra
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Category : Java Certification Review by : Jeanne Boyarsky
Rating : 9 horseshoes
Disclosure: I was one of the tech reviewers of this book so I'm probably biased. I'm reviewing it anyway and saying *why* I liked things.
1) Lots of questions
2) Clear explanations
3) Advice on how to study
4) Similar looking problems that test different things so your brain doesn't memorize "the answer is 'a' as fast"
5) Harder questions than are on the test and a mapping to to how it would relate to an actual score.
Note this is not like the thick SCJP book that is a study guide to the exam. This book is virtually all practice exams.
while i loved the study guide, this purchase was quite dissapointing The exams where extremely hard in comparison to the Real exam and i have to admit that i lost the fun after the first two tests and didnt continue to read it. Maybe it was a motivational problem from myself, so take this with a grain of salt.
The Advices besides the test exams where good and well written but alone for me it wasnt worth the money. If you are hardcore about the exam go for it
(i apologize if this review sounds rude, the authors did a great job on the study guide and im very thankful for them )