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Study Companion by Charles E. Lyons

 
Anthony Karta
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Sun Certified Web Component Developer Study Companion: SCWCD J2EE 1.4 (exams 310-081 and 310-082) (Paperback)
by Charles E. Lyons (Author)

it's quite new book. no review in amazon site.

Anyone use this book alone for preparation? comments? review?

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There's a review of this book in the JavaRanch Bunkhouse in the Certification category by Marc Peabody - Bartender, September 2006.
 
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The ScwcdLinks page has a pointer to a reader review
 
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Originally posted by Carol Enderlin:
The ScwcdLinks page has a pointer to a reader review


I checked those 2 review.
But is there anyone out there really use this book for studying/preparation?

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Originally posted by Anthony Karta:


I checked those 2 review.
But is there anyone out there really use this book for studying/preparation?

thanks again


anyone?
in term of price, this book is more expensive compare to HFSJ

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Yes, I used this book with HFSJ. I read it twice and created study notes for each chapter. I still use it, with my notes, HFSJ and Whizlabs to prepare for my exam (which I am scheduled to write at 9am on Monday).

I really like the book. It is a great reference and I am sure that I will use it as one after I pass the exam. It is very too the point but still has good explanations of the topics. It is definetely a little more advanced that the HF text which I found a little more hand holding. Which I also liked. I still use HF to review certain topics (by rereading the chapter - I reread Custom Actions today).

The questions at the end of each chapter are excellent and allowed me to modify my notes as they too explain each answer. It comes with a free mock exam which I wrote before I wrote any of the Whizlab exams. It was definitely a chalenging exam, that said it was the first of six that I wrote.

I am writing the HF one today.

I hope this helps.

Kevin
[ February 24, 2007: Message edited by: Kevin DesLauriers ]
 
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in term of price, this book is more expensive compare to HFSJ
Yes, especially if you're looking at Amazon.com for a number of logistical reasons (on Amazon.co.uk it's comparable to HFSJ). You might want to look at the promotion we're doing:

http://www.garnerpress.com/catalogue/BK0316

It's 25% off standard GBP price on there with free international delivery. There's also a complete TOC and Sample Chapter on there to help you decide if it will be useful to you both for the exam and afterwards (which I hope will be the case).
 
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