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OCA JP7[1Z0-803] Study Guide with least errors [?]

E Fridman
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Joined: Oct 17, 2013
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Hi

I read the sticky post but it just lists the books without providing any information about their quality.

I looked at Amazon and see error complains for every guide I've seen so far. There are claims that the code provided wouldn't even compile. Some of the reviewers use Kathy Sierra's upcoming book as a point of comparison but that book is supposedly appear only in December of next year.

I recently went through a Java book and had to deal with typos and/or errors virtually on every page. Though I liked author's style, it was extremely frustrating nevertheless.

So, my question to those who are preparing for the exam or already took it, what guide in (in book form) you decided to use. Which one is with least mistakes (smaller errata)?

Thank you.
Roel De Nijs
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I think this one is one of the better study guides on the market for the ocajp7 certification.


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E Fridman
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Thank you for your reply.

Roel De Nijs wrote:I think this one is one of the better study guides on the market for the ocajp7 certification.


How full is its errata?

E.F.
Roel De Nijs
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Based on my experience with study guides (and I was technical reviewer of quite a few) I would be surprised if that will be the full errata list. It's a 1st edition of a brand new book, so there will definitely be mistakes. Even the K&B book (which already existed for Java 1.4) has a longer errata list. It's very hard to produce such a book without mistakes.

I know the author Mala Gupta is visiting this forum quite regularly. So if you doubt about something or find a possible mistake, you can post it here and bring it under the attention of the author herself (and you even might get an answer or correction).
Mala Gupta
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Roel De Nijs wrote:I know the author Mala Gupta is visiting this forum quite regularly. So if you doubt about something or find a possible mistake, you can post it here and bring it under the attention of the author herself (and you even might get an answer or correction).

Thanks, Roel.

E Fridman,

Please post your queries related to this book in this forum. I'll answer them.
You can also post your book related queries in the Manning's author forum or on this book's FB page.

With respect,
Mala


Author of Manning's OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification Guide and OCP Java SE 7 Programmer II Certification Guide
E Fridman
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Mala Gupta wrote:
E Fridman,

Please post your queries related to this book in this forum. I'll answer them.
You can also post your book related queries in the Manning's author forum or on this book's FB page.

With respect,
Mala


Thank you. I already ordered the book and should have it on Monday.

E.F.
 
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