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So study SCJP6.. which book to study?

Shiveen Pandita
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Joined: Jul 30, 2012
Posts: 25

Hello everyone

I'm looking forward to obtaining a java certification. I just completed the SCJP 6 study guide from K. sierra and java is the first language I have seriously studied, Earlier I had a superficial experience in VB and C.

While going through forums I found that a book by 'Khalid Mughal' is also very well revered in programming circles for those who wish to give SCJP/OCJP.

As of now, I have learned lmost everything about SCJP6 from K.sierra, I'm trying to write some real world problems on my own, along with learning Swing.
but I still don't feel really confident about giving the exam.Java can be pretty convoluted sometimes (I know many will disagree, but that's a personal observation).

My question is:

Would studying Khalid Mughal book be worth the effort?
Paul Anilprem
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Shiveen Pandita wrote:
but I still don't feel really confident about giving the exam.

Try a good mock exam and see how well you score. That will give you confidence.

Shiveen Pandita wrote:
Would studying Khalid Mughal book be worth the effort?

If you don't score well on the mock exams, then yes. It will definitely be worth the effort.

HTH,
Paul.

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Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Hi Shiveen,

Both books - Sierra/Bates and Mughal are good books, however, from exam perspective, I would suggest to stick to one book.

The reason is - when you need to study a topic in detail, you are much more comfortable with material which you've already referred (i.e. examples/analogies used in the material).

Secondly, mock exam is good tool to understand your own preparation.

I hope this helps.

All the best!


Regards,
Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
waleed qureshi
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Joined: Apr 17, 2012
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Shiveen Pandita wrote:

As of now, I have learned lmost everything about SCJP6 from K.sierra, I'm trying to write some real world problems on my own, along with learning Swing.
but I still don't feel really confident about giving the exam.Java can be pretty convoluted sometimes (I know many will disagree, but that's a personal observation).

My question is:

Would studying Khalid Mughal book be worth the effort?


Hello Shiveen -

Swing isn't part of the exam and you don't need to focus on real world problems also because very rarely we use these concepts in the real world, i.e the concepts on the exam.

And about your second question, I agree with Anayonkar and I would also suggest to just try some mock tests like the ones on www.certpal.com and see how much do you score on them, that way you can know about your level of preparation for the real exam.

I hope that helps !
 
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