This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I am trying to find a java course with the following characteristics. Maybe any of you could recommend me one:
-Evening classes (I finish work at 17.30)
-If it includes frameworks like spring and hibernate better but I will settle with anything that will give me preparation enough for the OCPJP exam.
I am telecom engineer and got my degree 1 year ago. I studied C and Java in the University but haven't touch any of them in years (6 years since C, 3 since Java) so right now I wouldn't know where to start. Don't know how to use any IDE either. I am looking for a career path change and I am really interested in Java but need a course like this not only to freshen things up but to force me to actually sit down and study. (Thats why I prefer a non-online course).
I really don't think you need a course to pass the OCPJP exam, the K&B books have all you need for that.
If you want to reintroduce yourself to Java you can try my site Java5 Tutor (work in progress) which shows you how to setup Java and covers Java5. The OCPJP exam objectives for Java6 are very similar so the site will help you along the way.
As for using an IDE my suggestion would be not to, as you miss some of the subtle nuances of Java and anyway using command line prompts will certainly help you along the path to certification.