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Do you need the SUN JAVA training books for SCJP��SCJD��SCEA?

 
m99m99
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Do you need the SUN JAVA training books for SCJP��SCJD��SCEA?

Such as:
SL-110
SL-275
SL-285
OO-226
SL-351
SL-425
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Peter den Haan
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For SCJP, I would recommend at least one certification book; it's hard to cover everything from the objectives alone. I haven't seen the Sun book so I cannot comment on it. For SCJD, you can do fine without any material specifically covering the exam, in fact I'm tempted to say the experience will be richer without it. For SCEA, I would recommend the Sun syllabus; frankly I don't know if there are any other books covering it.
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peter, what do u think about getting "Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software", by E. Gamma, R. Helm, R. Johnson, J. Vlissides for SCJD?
do u think the book will be beneficial? or should i just start with nothing at all?
 
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oh wait, what a lame question
should have went through the threads before asking that. heheh never mind, peter, i think my ignorance can be ignored
i'll get that book!
 
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Originally posted by Chin Loong:
peter, what do u think about getting "Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software", by E. Gamma, R. Helm, R. Johnson, J. Vlissides for SCJD?
Ah, I said no material specifically covering the exam - you will probably read plenty of books imparting general programming skills that do not focus specifically on this exam. And this particular one does not need my endorsement; significantly, despite all other pattern books that came after it, it is still in a class of its own. A good complementary title - no, I don't mean Anti-patterns - is Fowler's Refactoring.
For much of the grunt programming work, Sun's tutorials are a good place to start and often sufficient for the project.
- Peter
[This message has been edited by Peter den Haan (edited November 27, 2001).]
 
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