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Hi again, This is a great forum, so my question is.
If you're preparing for the SCJP exam, and your exam will
be the next week, what do you prefer?

1.- a good book to read
2.- a software on web so you can understand some details that maybe in books you can't find
3.- some questions with explanation and the end of each one.

I'd prefer # 2, because you can learn quickly at the last minute.
And you?
 
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I prefer a good book, because I think books are typically more accurate than a lot of exam prep software. Also, books tend to go into greater depth, so they are a better source for "details." Also note that there's nothing preventing you from learning "quickly at the last minute" from a book. You can even take it with you to review before the exam.
 
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Howdy!

I'd take a mock exam (eg this) and to find out where you're bad in.

If you aren't bad in anything I'd read a huge book (eg this).

And if I were bad in certain topics I'd look these up in a book like K&B.


Yours,
Bu.
 
Armando Rivas
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Originally posted by Burkhard Hassel:
Howdy!

I'd take a mock exam (eg this) and to find out where you're bad in.

If you aren't bad in anything I'd read a huge book (eg this).

And if I were bad in certain topics I'd look these up in a book like K&B.


Yours,
Bu.

 
Armando Rivas
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Somebody says a book, and somebody says a mock exam and several questions and that's OK, but imagine this scenario. Wouldn't you like a software that makes all for you?, I mean, in the last minute you could take an IDE like netbeans or eclipse and to make compile some programs in those topics where you need more help like Generics, Concurrency or GC.

On the other hand you could use a software (on web) to make some exercises where you need it more. (The software made in AjAX of course). You wouldn't to use the compiler...

Come on, think about it..
 
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Originally posted by Armando Rivas:
...imagine this scenario. Wouldn't you like a software that makes all for you? ...


Sure, I would like that. But given the "quality" of what I've seen available, that remains a scenario I can only imagine.
 
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