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beside monhouse's book... do I need other non-scjd java books?

 
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Hi, Since I passed the scjp, I don't know what is the next thing to do for programming. I felt that the SCJP didn't fill my hunger for software development. Personally, I don't like languages in particular but I like the challenge of building things and I think the SCJD can fill that enjoyment. Currently, I'm in my final semester and I'm sharping my C++ skills ( I got a job offer after graduation and they don't use JAVA at all) on my free time so I don't think taking the SCJD is an intelligent idea, but my heart is telling me to take it...(difficult dilemma, haha)... anyways, If I take the SCJD challenge, besides the monhouse's book and the K&B-SCJD-pdf book,
What other books should I get?
I have little-to-none experience using GUI, RMI, locking and all the foreign keywords that I find in the SCJD. (At school, I was never exposed to those technologies, just CS theory, mathematics, and general programming).
I'm little bit afraid of the SCJD but I know that I can do it with the help of some java literature books.
SO, can anyone recomend me a list of good books beside the monkhouse's SCJD preparation ?
I tried to find the list in the forum, but almost everyone points to the monkhouse's book. I'm going to get that book, but you all guys are experts, I'm just a newbie , so I think I might need some other books as well.

Thanks,
Armando.
 
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Fala Armando (your name really looks brazilian )!

Champion, I'd say this book is pretty much everything you need to have. You can also take a look at this RMI Tutorial, this Swing Tutorial and this Concurrency Tutorial. I'd say this pretty much everything you have to know. Take a close look at the Threading part, which is the most difficult part of this challenge and the one with the biggest mark.
 
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Roberto gave you pretty good advice. I used the Monkhouse book heavily in addition to its previous edition. I did draw some information from the Exam Cram book by Allan Trottier (I think that's right). I got most of what I used from the Monkhouse book and right here on this forum. Good luck!
 
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Hi Armando

Like everybody told you...you should read Andrew's book and after that ...you'll (by yourself) know if you'll need to another specific material.
Regard.
 
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Hi Armando,

That book and this forum will guide you successfully through the process of becoming a SCJD

Good luck!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Yeah, echoing everything everyone else has said, Andrew's book is pretty much all you need (aside from a few of the Sun tutorials around Swing/RMI etc...).

Good luck!

Chris
 
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Thanks everybody, all the friendly tips are convincing me even more to take the challenge... I want to do the SCJD so deadly... but my future position wants me to become a C++ guru, plus full time school is hard to manage time to start working with the SCJD....
The SCJD seems a lot fun comparing to the SCJP... either way, Thanks again.

Armando.
 
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