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SCJP 5.0 - Books & Stratagy

 
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Hello Friends,
I am planning to write SCJP 5.0 by the end of August. First problem , I am facing is the books' selection for SCJP 5.0. I have shortlisted following material:

1. Head First Java (covering J2SE 5.0)
2. Complete Java 2 Certification Guide (for SCJP 5.0)
3. K&B 1.4 (as I dont think K&B for 5.0 will be out anytime soon)
4. Khalid Mughal's Book (again for 1.4)
5. SCJP 5.0 Study Guide available on JavaRanch

I would like to know what out of all these is unnecessary and which is a MUST. Also what should be the sequence of reading ? Please help me in making my stratagy for clearing SCJP 5.0

Thanks in Advance to all My dear Ranchers....

Regards,
 
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I'm also in doubt of which book to buy but I'm leaning towards K&B's book. For the new stuff in 5.0 I'm gonna borrow "Professional Java, JDK 5 Edition" from a friend.
 
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Please excuse me for promoting my own book, but the 5.0 edition of "Complete Java Certification" came out recently. I clarified a lot of the old material, and added coverage of all the new objectives.
 
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I just finished Head First Java, and it's the best programming book I've read to date. It's made me laugh more than a few times and explains everything realy well. You randomly get to say that reading a book on a programming language is fun, but this is about is close as it gets.
[ June 06, 2005: Message edited by: Nicholas Carrier ]
 
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4. Khalid Mughal's Book (again for 1.4)

is THE BEST book. As I had other book, still I purchased this. The subject of this book is above the level of SCJP.

Regards,
Narendranath
 
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Hi Guys, congrats Phil,

A couple of thoughts:

Sun's ePractice will be available in a week or two.

Tiger K & B is coming soon, and review opportunities almost immediately.

- Bert
 
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