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I am currently
new to java too and thinking of taking the certification examination . I was
going to buy k n kings book ( java programming from the beginning it was
suggested on the site as good it seems explanatory . what would you suggest
also I am studing for the exam on my own
how would anyone advice me go by it .I am still trying to learn the
fundamentals and also use the time to study for the exam . however this book
does not cover threads and some other topics how would you advice me to
start my preparation ???

 
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1)Get a beginner java book like the one you said.
2)Get a exam guide book. (can you use a exam guide book as your beginner java book)
here is a links on book info and other info. http://www.javaranch.com/certification.jsp
3)Install 1.3 JDK and do examples in your book.
4)After all that, mock exams time be taking the exam.
at least have a week or 2 for the mock exams. They really help you on the real exam.
If you are really really really newe to java it will probably
take you 2 or 3 months to study for the exam i think.
Well, good luck!!
 
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thanks but the book by k n king does not treat threads and am wondering if thinking in java does treat it very well ??
 
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If you are new to programming in general, then I would recommend starting with one of the beginner's books and supplement it with A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification. It takes a more hands on approach to the certification topics. Java 2 Exam Prep 2nd Edition is very hands on as well, but should by another certification book.
Matthew Phillips

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which of the beginners book would you recomend they have so many books there and its so difficult to choose.
 
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Thinking in Java 2 is not a good starting beginner book.
But it is a great book after you have the fundamentals down.
Here is some java beginner book:
1)Beginning Java 2
by Ivor Horton
2)Just Java 2
by van der Linden, Peter
Can follow this link for more java books.
http://www.javaranch.com/books.jsp
 
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U can also try ... I find it good as beginner ..
Complete Reference Java 2 by Peter Naugthon

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Hi Tosin

As a good starting point you might want to try Sun's site and download the java tutorial and you can save some bucks as well as learn!
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/information/download.html

rgds Jim
 
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i have beggining java 2 by ivor horton i dont really think its a begginer book sometimes i feel hes in a world of his own. the reviews on amazon about Just Java 2
by van der Linden, Peter says that its not a begginers book i want a book that will also allow me write alot of code so i can as well as practice for the exam

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