I am new to the Java Ranch forum. I am studying with the Java Certification Kit. With the goal that I can get my Associate and Professional certifications. I am needing to ask you. Is it worth purchasing the book called "Head First Java".
Angel Delacruz wrote:If I would have waited until I received you book in the mail. I would have already had the answers to my questions....
Angel Delacruz wrote:Could I read each chapter and then go over the online flash cards?
Angel Delacruz wrote:I have another thing to ask. I also went ahead and purchased the "Head First Java 2nd edition" book. Would you know if you can download the work sheets so you can print them out. And work on them separately without marking up the book. I checked on the website. But they only have the sample codes for each chapter available for download.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Head First Java is an excellent book. In fact, it is one of the book options we recommend as a pre-req to our Java cert book. You are correct it only goes up to Java 5. That gets the basics and gets you in a position to understand our book.
Another good book that covers the latest topics as well is Cay Horstmann's Core Java. And the Murach's intro to Java books have a very unique style so definitely counts as a diverse perspective.
Angel Delacruz wrote:I know that Java 9 is soon to be released. Should I wait and read up on the new features that 9 will have?
Angel Delacruz wrote:Or just take my exam and get OCA certified in 8 and take the OCP cert. in 9?
Can I take the OCP in 9 if I get the OCA cert. in 8?
Angel Delacruz wrote:Would you know when you are going to release the study guide for OCA/OCP 9?