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Monkhouse & Camerlengo book: SCJD Exam with J2SE 5

 
Jonathan Russell
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I passed the SCJP exam last week and I'm now interested in completing the OCMJD certification. I'm aware that I need to get moving quickly if I want to get it done before August 1st so I'm hoping to get things rolling this week.

My preparation for last week's exam was helped a lot by the Bates and Sierra practice exam book, as well as a self-study CD-ROM produced by Oracle. With that in mind I've been having a look for a suitable book which can assist with the completion of the OCMJD assignment. On this forum I've seen a lot of chat about a book by Monkhouse and Camerlengo ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1590595165 ), but I'm a bit concerned that it has been written for Java SE5, and there doesn't appear to be a new version for Java SE6 yet.

Does this matter? Are there any SE6-specific features that are useful during the assignment that aren't mentioned in the book? Would everyone on here who's read it recommend it?

I have tried using the search function to see if there is any specific discussion on this issue, but I haven't seen any, which would lead me to believe I am worrying over nothing.

Also if anyone has any other book recommendations I would be glad to hear them!

Many thanks
 
Marcel van den Boer
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I haven't read it myself yet, so right now I can't recommend it . But I found this thread for you, which implies that it is still a very, very good resource.
 
Jonathan Russell
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Marcel van den Boer wrote:I haven't read it myself yet, so right now I can't recommend it . But I found this thread for you, which implies that it is still a very, very good resource.


Great find Marcel, don't know why I didn't see that one...

Must still be recovering from the Easter break...
 
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Also, please take a look here. I think it will also be helpful in your preparation!
 
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And you can also read some stories about ranchers passing this certification at the ScjdWallOfFame.
 
Jonathan Russell
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Roberto Perillo wrote:Also, please take a look here. I think it will also be helpful in your preparation!

Yup have already downloaded that white paper and started to read it. I've also ordered the Monkhouse book, and until I receive it I will probably do some Swing tutorials as it's been a while since I've developed an app that uses it.

Also, cheers for the wall of fame link. Hopefully I'll get my own name up there over the summer!
 
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Jonathan Russell wrote:Also, cheers for the wall of fame link. Hopefully I'll get my own name up there over the summer!

Good luck! And I'm sure you'll do a job and pass this certification
 
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