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Angela Papadapolous
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Hi Cathy/Bert, I have two questions:
1)I am about to finish studying John Muchow�s book. It is a great book. I will complement it with Knudsen�s book for new MIDP stuff. Can you please point me to a book or resource(s) to study MMAPI and WPA for the exam?
2)I may be able to get my hands on Cynthia Bloch�s book. I am not planning on reading the whole book. How shall I approach it? Can you tell me what chapters to read?
Thanks
 
Mike Wang
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1. WPA ??? if WMA, just read the spec. is enough if you are familiar with GCF. try the SMSDemo in WTK can be better.
the same to MMAPI
2 if you want to attend the exam, the only important document is spec and API DOC(assume you have finished some entry level J2ME book). if you have time you can try the demo in WTK also.
Originally posted by Angela Papadapolous:
Hi Cathy/Bert, I have two questions:
1)I am about to finish studying John Muchow�s book. It is a great book. I will complement it with Knudsen�s book for new MIDP stuff. Can you please point me to a book or resource(s) to study MMAPI and WPA for the exam?
2)I may be able to get my hands on Cynthia Bloch�s book. I am not planning on reading the whole book. How shall I approach it? Can you tell me what chapters to read?
Thanks
 
Bert Bates
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Hi Angela -
I agree that the specs and the API docs are the best sources right now.
In terms of Cynthia's book (and this is feedback I got from Kathy), this is a good book for design approaches, performance, portability, and the user experience. So while we recommend it highly if you're developing mobile apps, it's really not strongly tied to the certification exam. A couple of chapters, 10 and 11 are good, but I wouldn't buy this book if you are ONLY studying for the exam.
Bert
 
Angela Papadapolous
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Thank guys for the feedback.
I have never used specs for any of my Microsoft, Sun, or IBM certs.
I believe specs are for looking up, not for studying. The trick is to find a good book and a simulator.
 
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Originally posted by Angela Papadapolous:
Thank guys for the feedback.
I have never used specs for any of my Microsoft, Sun, or IBM certs.
I believe specs are for looking up, not for studying. The trick is to find a good book and a simulator.

That is try a book designed for the exam and a simulator are great sources, but there ain't any of them right now for this certification, so you are stuck with the Specs.
Plus the questions come directly from the specs.
Mark
 
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