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Alan Hermin
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Hi All........
I found 2 books for studying SCWCD,,,
The HeadFirst....
and
This book which may be new ....

WHICH ONE IS THE BEST.........
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Chetan Sahasrabudhe
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Here is the sequence

1. Head First
2. Specs
3. Hanumant
4. Study kit
 
Charles Lyons
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Here is the sequence

1. Head First
2. Specs
3. Hanumant
4. Study kit

That's in your opinion... everyone has different ways of learning and like different sorts of texts. Some people may be happy just with the specifications and maybe some mock exams, others might like a complete book and take the Head First approach and some prefer a more 'traditional' textbook format. There is no "the sequence" as potentially everyone will give you a different list. The key is to find which one works for you, on an individual basis, and follow it.

Of course, there's no point in buying a book riddled with mistakes and/or poor explanations, and that kind of response or warning to a potential candidate is much more constructive than an "authorative" list. I know several people, for example, who don't like Head First and find it distracting because they are trained in the art of reading specs and 'traditional' texts. They wouldn't place it first on their list (although many others would!).
 
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Personally, I don't care for the specs unless you're trying to look up some specific tidbit of info. Most of the questions posted on this forum asking for clarification on the specs hold no relevance to the test nor real world development.

I'm not sure if I've seen anyone here mention ever reading the Bridgewater book that you linked to.
 
Alan Hermin
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So...which book the most people use? because i want to buy the book & study for that soon?
[ May 08, 2006: Message edited by: Alaa Hendi ]
 
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Originally posted by Alaa Hendi:
So...which book the most people use? because i want to buy the book & study for that soon?


Read the stories from the SCWCD Wall of Fame and you will see what books and other resources people have used.
 
kesavaraj vazanth
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i think the Book link mentioned is good.it's available in india.
it have the look & feel of java book of k&b.like TWO MINUTES DRILLS,MASTER EXAM,EXAM WATCH etc.
overall u need some knowledge about technology before as the book is given the topics based on OBJECTIVE.
Regards,
keshav..
 
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Hi,
HeadFirst is the best book for preparation . So try to buy that one , it will be useful in future too not only certification.

Thanks,
Rajendra.
 
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There is also Sun Certified Web Component Developer Study Companion: SCWCD J2EE 1.4, by a certain Mr Lyons

I've used Manning's Study Kit 2nd Ed and won't recommend it to anybody.
 
Charles Lyons
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There is also Sun Certified Web Component Developer Study Companion: SCWCD J2EE 1.4, by a certain Mr Lyons

There certainly is... it's just going into print and should come out in about a month... I highly recommend it!
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Charles Lyons
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There certainly is... it's just going into print and should come out in about a month... I highly recommend it!

Actually, while we're on that subject, I've just managed to fix a bug in the mailing list. So, if anyone's interested in receiving an e-mail in two or three weeks just before my book is released, please sign up now at:

http://www.garnerpress.com/announce

Both "Java (General)" and "Java > Java EE Web" will be receiving the e-mails (although if you're interested in any other subjects, obviously choose those as well!). I'll send all the details about how to get hold of a copy, as well as links to any reviews that get published, to everyone on that list. I'll also let the list know when all the details for the book (including table of contents and sample chapters) have gone onto the site.

Thanks for the shameless plug!
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Nikhil Jain
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Head First Series is sufficient for SCWCD 1.4. Though you can go thru the test papers & questions from other book.
 
singh santosh
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hi ranchers,
I have noticed that Mr Lyon has given answer to many questions brilliantly on this forum .
So ,
I am definatley going to purchase his book when it will be available in India

regards
-santosh
 
Charles Lyons
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Thanks for the vote of confidence!

It will be available in all countries simultaneously because all orders will be dispatched from the UK (for the same cost taking into account exchange rates). All pre-orders will be postage free (no delivery cost), and whether this becomes a viable offer to make permanent will depend on a number of factors, including the demand! Subscribing to the mailing list (see my signature) will ensure you are notified as soon as pre-orders are being taken (which will be within 1-2 weeks of availability).

Unfortunately only orders by credit card through our website will be possible, but this seems to be the way most things are going anyway! If you're used to ordering from Amazon, that should be no problem.

Hope that helps!
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Aleksander Zielinski
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Charles, maybe some kind of contest, with a copy to win, to promote the book? Thing to consider.
 
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In all fairness, I have not seen Charles book, so might be just as good or even better. But I can tell you that I am unable to put down the Head First Servlets and JSPs book. I absolutely love it! Maybe it is much better for someone like me who has very little experience in Web Dev (or any dev for that matter) and needs everything drawn out with pictures, but I am learning so much and I am thoroughly enjoying the book.
 
Alan Hermin
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OK.. What is the difference between :
1-this bookand
2-This Books.. by Lyons
In addition to HeadFirst: which one you high recommend?
 
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Hi All,

I hope to do the SCWCD (310-081). But no any idea about recommended books.

Does Head First cover all exam objectives of SCWCD?

Thanks,

Chami
 
Patrick Williams
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I used Bridgewater when I studied. I found it to be a good book, but sorely in need of errata.
 
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Hey Bob,

Thanks for the kind words!

Bert
 
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i can't comment on Lyons book as it is not yet released.
in india head first series is really hot.
i feel study kit by manning is also a good one
 
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