Arka Guhathakurta wrote:WELCOME TO JAVA RANCH K.Mughal and Rolf Rasmussen. I have read your book for SCJP5. It is a good starting book for SCJP. Is this new book meant for SCJP6? However I do not know why topics like File I/O and serialization aren't covered.
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Klaus Schuster wrote:
Can you tell me the major differences between SCJP5 and SCJP6?
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wish me luck to get the Book
I just wish I become the lucky person to win your book.
I don't know if I can win the book since I'm abroad but at least I gave it a try
patt rich wrote:Anyway I guess I am leaning more towards taking 1.5 exam after hearing from you.
Khalid A. Mughal wrote:
We encourage you to checkout the website for the book:
Khalid A. Mughal wrote:Some remarks on A Programmer's Guide to Java SCJP Certification:
A Comprehensive Primer
The 3rd edition covers SCJP 1.6.
Of course you can use it for SCJP 1.5 if you are so inclined.
The 3rd edition covers, among other topics for SCJP 1.6, files I/O and serialization.
The major differences between SCJP 1,5 and SCJP 1,6 are:
- Console class
- Navigable collections and maps
These are covered in the new edition.
You will find enums and generics (+ collections) covered extensively in the 3rd edition.
I am proud of the chapter on generics.
Give it a try. It will be worth the effort in understanding this difficult topic, which many Java books shy away from.
In addition to extensive coverage of the topics, you will find that nearly every major topic has review questions to reinforce the salient points.
Annotated answers in the book are also included.
In fact we have beefed up the material from earlier edition with more review questions.
Try the mock exam simulator when you think you are ready to take the exam. :-)
The book is galore with code examples that you can readily run and experiment with.
Just download the source code for all the examples and programming exercises from the website.
Reader have told us that they keep our book handy, even after they have taken the exam.
Experienced Java developers have told us that they have learned a thing or two by dipping into our book.
Tell us your experience.
We value any feedback you might have.
patt rich wrote:I am planning to take the SCJP exam sometime soon. I was preparing myself to take the SCJP 1.5 certification. Now that this book is going to be available, I am wondering if I should take the 1.6 certification. Any suggestions friends?
Justin Bleach wrote:I've taken the SCJP 1.6 exam twice and failed it. Some of the examples I've seen on the exam and what I've studied from books are so far fetched that if anyone was programming in Java in the ways the exam postulates they should be in another profession. One book I used to prepare, which I guess is the same book most people around here use, does in fact cover the exam very well but does not prepare you to tackle the absurd samples of code you get on the exam. My question is: does your book cover bizarre, unnatural, pieces of code? I still plan on taking the exam, again, but want to find a book that will teach me how NOT to program, so I can learn bad practices for the exam!
Riffle Chris wrote:Hi good morning,
Does your book address what is needed for the SCJP6 Upgrade exam(from 5)? I passed the SCJP 1.5 exam and would like to upgrade. Does the book offer a practice exam in the book and maybe online also? How many practice questions are offered? Does the SCJP6 exam have all those questions with answer choices like: "Not enough information provided to answer the question" ? -- those are hard.
Christian Caesar wrote:
Is there a CD/DVD in the book with examples - for people who do not always have an internet connection?
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