Hi, everyone, I realize that current Java2 programmer certification exam is new and took effect back in Oct 2000. It seems that all the study guides/books out in the market were published prior to Oct 2000. Does anyone know of any study guide/book is written for the new exam version? Or anybody thinks that current books available are still applicable for my preparation to the Java 2 programmer certification exam? your help/suggestion is very much appreciated.
The Exam Objectives did NOT change - there was a slight clarification of wording and thats it. The only change to the style of the questions is an increase in the number of questions that use code examples and an increase in the length of some of the code examples. Questions with long code now use a popup window to present the code separately from the question text. The questions in the new set are slightly harder, as shown by the lowering of the passing percent from 70 to 61. Bill
I bought "The complete Java 2 certification study guide" by Simon Roberts and al a few days ago. This is the second edition of the book and it was published in september 2000, AFTER Sun decided to rewrite the exam (middle of 2000). So with this guide (second edition), you still get the latest information. I don't know about the other study guides, even then this one is supposed to be the best (see the review in "The Bunkhouse"). Hope this helps ! ------------------ Regards, Dave firstname.lastname@example.org "All your base are belong to us"
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