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Abhay Agarwal
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Hi

Normally, all study guide claims that they are not basic book to start learning Java language.

So, I want to know, can Java beginner person read this study guide to learn Java ?

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Depends, does the person know any languages? For example, I would think an experienced C++ developer could take this book and learn Java. If the person does not know any languages, though, I would think an introductory book about programming theory might be more appropriate. We tried to present the material in order of increasingly complexity with new concepts being added in each section, but at the end of the day it is a certification study guide, with the focus of getting you prepared for the exam.
 
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When I took my SCJP 1.4 certification almost a decade ago, I had very basic programming knowledge in C. I picked up the K&B book and was able to easily read through the chapters which eventually led me to understanding Java as a language and pass the certification!
 
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thanks for all replies.
 
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Abhay Agarwal wrote:Normally, all study guide claims that they are not basic book to start learning Java language.

So, I want to know, can Java beginner person read this study guide to learn Java ?

And ours is no exception. In Chapter 1, we recommend one of the three books to get started. Any edition is fine. It's ok to have a Java 1.3 or 1.4 book.
  • Head First Java
  • Thinking in Java (older editions are free online)
  • Java for Dummies


  • I think it is important to understand how to write a loop and other Java basics before starting with a certification book.
     
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