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OCPJP 6 (IZO-851) exam reference book

Sagar Dafle
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Joined: Nov 06, 2012
Posts: 18
Hi guys,
i am new to Coderanch and i want to give OCPJP 6 exam (IZO-851) but there's one Confusion thats screwing me ..

can you tell me what's the exact difference between following books ? which one i should buy !

1. BOOK 1

2. Book 2

3. Book 3

4. Book 4


i am really sorry if i am being Stupid anywhere..
but am really confused with the above 4 books...

PLEASE Recommend me the best one to BUY..

THAKING YOU..
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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I do not think we can recommend which of those books is the “best”. In fact I don’t think there is such a thing as a “best book”.
You would have to read extracts on the publishers’ websites (or Amazon or similar), and see which book has a style you like and can actually read.
Read some book reviews. I don’t know whether anybody has reviewed those books here. You might find other recommendations there, too.

You have posted in an inappropriate location, so I shall move this discussion, and might duplicate it in one of the exam fora.
dennis deems
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Joined: Mar 12, 2011
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Book 3 is a very thick hardcover study guide (800+ pages) that exhaustively covers all the topics in OCJP 6. It contains two full-length practice exams, and on the CD there is software that contains two interactive mock exams. (I think there is a third you can download.) Book 4 is a supplement to this book, and contains four more full-length practice exams. It doesn't contain any in-depth discussion of topics, but it does have some coding exercises and tips for studying. It's totally optional but I found it helpful. These are the books I used to prepare for the exam.

As for Books 1 and 2: these are other editions of Book 3. In different countries books are published as distinct editions even if their content is the same; it's an antiquated practice if you ask me, but no one did. These appear from the publisher and the purchase price to be Indian editions, meant only for sale in India. Book 1 is apparently offered with an educational discount; not exactly sure how that works in India, but in the USA such purchases must be verified by supplying a university ID.
Sagar Dafle
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Joined: Nov 06, 2012
Posts: 18
Campbell Ritchie wrote:I do not think we can recommend which of those books is the “best”. In fact I don’t think there is such a thing as a “best book”.



I guess People refer some book as the BEST BOOKS to use..
YEs they do . The word BEST may not be correct but i just wanted the CORRECT one amongst the four .....
Sagar Dafle
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Joined: Nov 06, 2012
Posts: 18
Dennis Deems wrote:Book 3 is a very thick hardcover study guide (800+ pages) that exhaustively covers all the topics in OCJP 6. It contains two full-length practice exams, and on the CD there is software that contains two interactive mock exams. (I think there is a third you can download.) Book 4 is a supplement to this book, and contains four more full-length practice exams. It doesn't contain any in-depth discussion of topics, but it does have some coding exercises and tips for studying. It's totally optional but I found it helpful. These are the books I used to prepare for the exam.

As for Books 1 and 2: these are other editions of Book 3. In different countries books are published as distinct editions even if their content is the same; it's an antiquated practice if you ask me, but no one did. These appear from the publisher and the purchase price to be Indian editions, meant only for sale in India. Book 1 is apparently offered with an educational discount; not exactly sure how that works in India, but in the USA such purchases must be verified by supplying a university ID.



Thanks Dennis
I have Ordered BOOK 1 as of now ( Budget issues ) . People have used this in the past for OCPJP 6 .
and as you said bro, I have Downloaded the 4th PRACTISE PROSBLEMS books
Coudnt find the HARDCOVER PFD anywhere.
and did you used any ENTHUWARE mock tests ?
 
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