Hello all. I am new here. I thought I ask you a few questions since you seem to be very nice I am studying for 1.4 exam, which is scheduled for 1/11/03. I am studying with "Complete JAVA 2 Certification Study Guide Second Edition" by Sybex. I bought this book a long time ago thinking that I'll go for 1.2 exam. I didn't like 1.2 exam mostly due to AWT and Event handling stuff since I was trying to be a server side developer. Anyway, should I be studying with another book? Or can I just skip non 1,4 exam part and supplement with other web sources like Javaranch? This book doesn't cover some of 1.4 objectives (ie, hashCode() and Assertion). I have about a month to study and buying another book to study wouldn't be a big problem for me. Thanks for your help! Hoon
I dont think you have to get a new book for preparing for SCJP1.4 . If you like you can wait and get Kathy Sierra's book which I think will be coming sometime this month. There are lots of Web materials available for the new topics covered under 1.4. You can use them always.
Hoon, You can learn everything that you need to know about assertions by reading Programming with Assertions. You can test your knowledge at the link in my signature. The study guide that you have will provide the information that you need on the other topics. There are two new collections classes that you need to be familiar with--LinkedHashMap and LinkedHashSet. You can learn all you need to know by looking at the 1.4 Java Docs.
Dan Chisholm<br />SCJP 1.4<br /> <br /><a href="http://www.danchisholm.net/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Try my mock exam.</a>