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Help...falling short of ideas

 
Sherry Jacob
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Hi All,
I have just begun the preparation for SCJP. I bought the Khalid Mughal book recently and began studying it around a week back.

Although I have already programmed in Java but that was while I was doing my degree. At that time I went thru the Java 2 Complete Reference by Herbert Schildt. The things were understandable then.

People suggested me 2 go thru Khalid Mughal for the SCJP preparation. But I am finding the book extremely boring. And it's needless 2 say that when 1 finds a book boring, he can neither concentrate nor understand and so it will definitely waste time also.

Now I'm in a dilemma as to how 2 go about the preparation. I had planned 2 appear 4 the exam in a month's time but now it seems that times just flying by but the output is nearly zero.

Making notes is also not helping coz I'm finding that nearly every line of the Khalid Mughal book is important and needs attention. At this pace, it seems that it may take nearly 3-4 months 2 be fully prepared for the exam.

Failing is definitely out of the question and unaffordable. But all these thoughts are giving me more and more tensions and stress.

Please guys, help me out and tell me how I must go about it. I have 2 clear it in a month at all costs !!
 
shiva viswanathan
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Hi Sherry ,

Reading your problem i think the solution to your problem is
to buy the K&B book SCJP by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates .
This has a greater certification focus
No extra details are covered and definitly they try their best to make
sure the experience is am\nything but boring.
It has good humour.
Also it has more questions and which are more likely in the exam.

Yes , the Khalid Mughal book can get to you since it is more verbose and
covers more details

So i think if you are ready to buy another book then go for it

And by the way i think you are posting in the wrong .
Post such questions in the SCJP forum . You are
likely to get more response for such questions

Catch You Later
Shiva
 
Srinivasa Raghavan
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Try to follow up all threads in SCJP forum, you 'll learn more from ranch.
 
Ali Hussain
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The book by Khalid Moghul is good if you want to score 100% + learn even more than that...and it is hard to read. I suggest you buy some other book...
 
Nicky Eng
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hi sherry,

shiva's suggestion is good. K&B will make you feel more fun when you studying java .... Khalid book, when i look for pages, i will fall asleep, but sometimes it can get me very serious on it cos the coding sample attracts me.

good humour i can say for k&b book, i also learn "what the heck" from that book...hehe.

worth to buy that book.

p/s: no offense, but i think your post is in wrong section. your post should be in SCJP section since you ask about scjp preparation.
but all depend on you....
all the best.
[ July 08, 2005: Message edited by: Nicky Eng ]
 
sameer inamdar
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Offcourse its simple that if you dont like any book change the book. this is the suggestion you got from most.

To add to that please try the following.

If you take a practicle case study and do lots and lots of coding examples. You will definately find the book easy to understand. It may not create that impact to freshy but might be good to go through for some one who is experience in lot of code....


Atleast its more interesting and meaning ful then 1000 lines of java code. so make habbit to speak in codes think in codes..

so Live java think java eat java sleep java...

bye take care
sameer
 
raghavendra vema
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hi sherry

I think "Complete JAVA 2 Certification guide" by Simon Roberts and Philliph heller is a good book, it focusses only on certification and is pretty crisp so u could try tht book in fact i used tht book fr my SCJP 1.4

ragha
SCJP 1.4 SCBCD1.3(prep) SCWCD1.4(prep)
 
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