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Core Java good?

 
Chad Step
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As I begin my study for the SCJA exam, do you think the Core Java 2 (J2SE 5.0) book is an ok study guide?
 
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"Smokin Step",

There aren't many rules that you need to worry about here on the Ranch, but one that we take very seriously regards the use of proper names. Please take a look at the JavaRanch Naming Policy and adjust your display name to match it.

In particular, your display name must be a first and a last name separated by a space character, and must not be obviously fictitious.

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Arno Reper
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I didn't read that book but i 'll recommend SCJP from K&B, its very good ;-) .
It depends on what experience you have with java...hf java is also a good one...
arno
 
Pavel Kubal
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K&B SCJP for SCJA? Thats like RPG bazooka on pigeon :-)
 
Arno Reper
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Yop he is certainly death, i hope you didn't hunt for the flesh lol
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ps: www.hfoobook.com
did you pass the SCJA?
Im studying for it but i think im doing to much...because i 'll pass the test this holyday...
 
marc weber
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Until there's a book specifically for the SCJA exam, introductory Java books probably make the most sense for this. Something like...
  • Head First Java
  • Thinking in Java
  • Core Java
  • Books geared towards the SCJP exam go to a level of detail that you don't need for SCJA. Besides that, SCJP books usually assume a certain level of Java knowledge from the start; so if you're ready for an SCJP book, then you're probably almost ready for the SCJA exam anyway.
    [ July 07, 2006: Message edited by: marc weber ]
     
    Naidu YPVS
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    Yep, apart from Core Java, you also need to have general idea about Servlets, UML notation etc which are not in SCJP.

    So you can pick up any introductory material in Core Java, no need for reading the SCJP by K&B, but K&B teaches pretty well I think.
     
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