If you are trying to increase your core Java knowledge or you are studying for your Programmer's or Developer's Java 2 certification exams, the Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide is a book packed with useful Java2 language details. This revised second edition version comes with some added chapters covering the Developer's exam, more exam questions, and a CD-ROM which contains the entire book in digital format. The first half of the book is a thorough study guide which covers Programmer's Exam information. This part of the book digs right into the language fundamentals and presents Java syntax and semantics. The sample questions at the end of each chapter usually do a good job quizzing you on what you just read. The sections on Threads, Layout Managers, Components and I/O are well written. The second half of the book covers the Developer's Exam. Because the Developer's Exam is practical rather than objective, the second half of the book looks more at doing programming assignments. Basic examples of a room reservation system and a trouble ticket system are presented and discussed. I did find several errors while reading the book but there is a good errata website at www.sybex.com. If you pick up this book be sure and check out this site.(John Ternlund, June 2001) of my prep time for the Java certification exam on this book. After all, one of the authors wrote the exam! I scored a 97% on the exam. Need I say more? (trailboss Jan 2000)
CowGirl's comment: Don't even THINK about trying to pass the SCJP without studying this book and taking the example tests. (cowgirl May 1999)
You are right Angela. This book is definitely a good and covers all the areas necessary for SCJP preparation and should be a must before trying out to exam. I would also recommend this book for the preparation of exam. But as the SCJP exam covers more or less 80% programming codes, in my opinion, this book does not have too much practice code for the preparation of much tricky exam programs. Afterall these were my thoughts, regret for any mistakes or excess in my opinions Specially thanks to Angela who research and provide us the lot of useful information about these books Thanks for this forum. Rashid [This message has been edited by Rashid Ali (edited June 09, 2001).]
I wouldn't be a Sun Certified Programmer for the Java(TM) 2 Platform without this book. In fact, it was the only one I used. Get the second edition. The mock exams have a few errors but you can look those up in the Mock Exam Errata forum.
I've got it and it's a great book for setting concepts straight. It's even light reading!! I'm having to get coding practice elsewhere though - like Java Ranch. I hope to have at least enough of your success to pass too. I'll be going for it in September.
It's worth checking the dates on these threads! This one you're making a comment on is TEN YEARS OLD!
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Bert Bates wrote:It's worth checking the dates on these threads! This one you're making a comment on is TEN YEARS OLD!
Bert, the universe time does not matter I found this topic via google while looking for any forum, where I can leave my opinion / comments about the book. I think this forum is most appropriate. If I've found it, somebody else will find it.
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Well there's *some* validity to your argument, it also has some flaws. In this case you're talking about an exam that's not even offered anymore