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Sun Certified Programmer 1.4 Exam

 
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Hello,

Could someone suggest good books to prepare for Sun certification 1.4 exam.

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The Bunkhouse has a list of book reviews, including some covering Certification guides.
 
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Thanks for the post.

How about the

Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide, 4th Edition by Phillip Heller and

Java 2 Programmer Exam Cram (310-035) by William Brogden.

I beleive all the books are updated and based on scjp 1.4.

Thanks

Ponic
 
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Reviews for the books you've posted are available in "The Bunkhouse". For my preparation I used "Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide By Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates" it was more than enough for me. I highly recommend it for anyone.
 
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You can't go too far wrong with Bates & Sierra or Mughall and Rasmussen.
(though I have a slight preference to M&R as they do describe me as a Guru in the intro)

However there is also some excellent free stuff. For the largest freely available tutorial (calling it a book would not be an exaggeration) see

http://www.jchq.net/certkey/index.htm

And my Arch Rival (tm) Dan Chisholm has an unseemly large amount of mock exam questions on his site.
 
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Originally posted by Marcus Green:
You can't go too far wrong with Bates & Sierra or Mughall and Rasmussen.
(though I have a slight preference to M&R as they do describe me as a Guru in the intro)




Geez, Marcus... I once called you "nice" in a javaranch interview:

javaranch journal article

EXCERPT:
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When I started learning Java in early 1997, it was so awful out there. You were lucky to find three books on Java at your local bookstore, and the only forums were the newsgroups like comp.lang.java. And they were BRUTAL. Just about *any* question you asked, you felt like you were asking a dumb question, and most of the responses were either harsh, flaming you for being so stupid, or just so cryptic that it didn't really help. Interestingly, the two people I remember most from those days, who were actually helpful and *nice*, are still around, and on javaranch! Bill Brogden and Marcus Greene.
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But Marcus, we *are* getting ready to update the book in a few months, so if there's something *better* than Guru you can think of... you know, we're not above that...

Seriously, any of the books mentioned in this thread will see you safely through the exam. It's more a matter of choosing one that best suits your style and background and goals. Personally, I passed my first SCJP exam in 1998 using an early edition of the Roberts and Heller book, and it was great.

cheers,
Kathy
 
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Hello Ms.Kathy,
Now that Mr.Green is being mean try adding some adjectives before Guru. Try calling him VishwaGuru (Universal Teacher) or just a Pundit a JAVA Pundit.(Pundit in Sanskrit meaning a Guru(teacher) specializing in a particular subject)
 
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