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Hi guys,

I have been working with Java 2 years now and i decided to study and get the OCPJP (SCJP previously) .
I would like to ask what book do you recommend? I will use Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates for preparation, but any good book to read the concepts and make sure i got most of the basics? i was thinking about java how to program for Deitel. What do you think?
I apologise if this is the wrong place!

Thanks,
 
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Hi,
For OCPJP preparation, K & B is a awesome choice.
and for Basic, Java : How to program will be better for you.

Keep reading........
 
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If you want to clear your concepts then go with headfirst book. but for examination Kathy sierra is best.
 
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Vishal Kashyap wrote:Hi,
For OCPJP preparation, K & B is a awesome choice.
and for Basic, Java : How to program will be better for you.

Keep reading........



That's what i am planning to do, i am sure that K &B is the best for the certificate, but wasn't sure what's the best for the concept. Thanks for help

Habeeb Shaikh wrote: If you want to clear your concepts then go with headfirst book. but for examination Kathy sierra is best.


I got HeadFirst, but when i start reading it, i got the feeling its so basic, doesn't go deep. am i wrong?
 
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Head First Java is probably not a good choice for someone who has been using Java for 2 years, it covers all the basics in a wonderful manner, it just doesn't do it with much depth.

For a book specifically for certification I recommend the Sierra/Bates book.

If you are looking for something more general, but deeper than Head First Java, I would recommend Thinking in Java. It covers just about the same scope of material as the Head First book but with much greater detail (It is somewhere in the range of 1400 pages, densely written).
 
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Bobby Smallman wrote:Head First Java is probably not a good choice for someone who has been using Java for 2 years, it covers all the basics in a wonderful manner, it just doesn't do it with much depth.

For a book specifically for certification I recommend the Sierra/Bates book.

If you are looking for something more general, but deeper than Head First Java, I would recommend Thinking in Java. It covers just about the same scope of material as the Head First book but with much greater detail (It is somewhere in the range of 1400 pages, densely written).



I basically want to make sure i got all concept as getting the certificate. I had a look at Thinking in Java, it has high rating and i liked the way it is written with. I think i will go with this one instead of Java- how to program.

Thanks soooooo much for that book
 
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A Programmer's Guide to Java SCJP Certification by Khalid Mughal is also a good book.
It explains Generics and Collections exhaustively.
 
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Is khalid mughals latest 5.0 and 6.0 update available.
 
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The Khalid Mughal book is available for SCJP 6, you can find this and all other kind of info in the ScjpFaq...
 
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