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Good Books on SCJP 1.4

 
Vivek Nidhi
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Hello friends,
I would like to know about the good books for preparation on SCJP 1.4 (on hand exp). I know K& B is a Nice One.Apart from this some of my friends where saying that Threads are bit too tricky in the SCJP exam, which you require a thorough knowledge and deep understanding.
SO PLZ HELP..........with any good books other than K&B.
Thanks
Vivek Nidhi
 
louise rochford
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I started of with 'A Programmer's Guide to Java (tm) Certification'
by Rolf Rasmussen - it's very complete if you're looking for more info / greater depth. That said I found it a hard read - when I later came across K&B was soooo much clearer. The Exam cram book by Bill Brogden is spot on for revision in the week or two before the exam.
(Now I've passed the exam, it the Rasmussen book that I turn to if I need to look something up).
Good luck,
Louise
 
Helen Crosbie
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I was too mean to go out and buy a new book for the exam, but I already had O'Reiily's 'Java in a Nutshell' and I found this a really good concise reference.
It probably won't teach you Java from scratch, but I still use it as a reference after passing the exam.
 
Vivek Nidhi
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Hello JFriends,
Thanks for your valuable info.I think different guys are saying different books.Cannot stick with a Single One!!!. I Hope there Books will be
giving a indepth coverage of Java Threads and Garbage Collections is it
true or not
Thanks
Vivek Nidhi :roll:
[ October 21, 2003: Message edited by: Vivek Nidhi ]
 
Bill Barbour
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Originally posted by Vivek Nidhi:
SO PLZ HELP..........with any good books other than K&B.

K&B is THE one!
Bill
 
Corey McGlone
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Just take a look at the Book Reviews here on JavaRanch. You'll find all sorts of good feedback already prepared.
 
Jeff Bosch
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I used the K & B, plus read the thread tutorials from Sun's freely downloadable Java Tutorial, plus The Java Programming Language. It was all I needed. Well, that and some experience and a bit of luck...
 
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