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Preparing for SCJP5.0

 
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Hi All,

I am planning to give SCJP 5.0 exam 2 moths from now. I am fairly new to java. My prevoius experience is in C++. The books i am referring are
1) Head first Java ( Second edition)
2) Java Certification Guide by Kathy and Bates.

Kindly let me know if these 2 books are sufficient.
 
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Shanil-

Yes, I think the books that you have chosen are very good. Kathy Sierra and Bert Bate are very thorough. I would avoid "Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide" by Philip Heller, or at least don't use it as your only preparation. Despite the name, it's very incomplete.

Since you're new to Java, I recommend that you write a lot of Java snippets while you study. You will find that there are a number of assumptions that you might make from C++ that aren't correct in Java. Writing the snippets will help you discover these.

Also, after you are well into your studies you might want to try some of the mock exams to have a sense of where you're at. You'll find links to mock exams here: http://www.javaranch.com/mock.jsp

Hope that helps,
Joshua Smith
[ May 26, 2006: Message edited by: Joshua Smith ]
 
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