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Any Reference Books or Links to start Developer Prepration

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hi all,
Can anybody tell the names of dedicated books for the developer exam.i have the certification guide by jamie jawroski, but it has all the exams covered and not much of the new topics.
i don't have any experience in java.
thanks in advance
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Well, I DO know that the SCJP2 Exam Cram does cover the topics needed in SCJD2. Also, the RHE book has approx. the last 1/3 dedicated to the SCJD. I am currently reading that and it's enlightening. Not sure if that will translate into a good score, but it's certainly a start.
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Hi Matt --
Thanks indeed for mentioned 'RHE' and the work we've done to help with the Developer's Exam. I'm actually quite pleased at your assessment of the section; I didn't really set out to write out a how-to for the Dev Exam, and that obviously shows. Perhaps we could have taken a more "comforting" approach.
What I really wanted to do to prepare candidates was *not* show them how to write to assignment; rather, I wanted to show candidates how to justify the assignments they complete. That aspect of the exam -- the essay portion -- struck me as the hard part. You have to write down what is was you did and why you did things that way, so having a way to think about your solution seemed like the important thing to support.
If I can be any help in working through the exam, I'll answer what I can. In the spirit of the SCJP, I won't give away any secrets (if there are any), but I'll be a relentless instructor. No answers, just guidance.
Thanks again for noting our book!
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