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Java 2 Exam Cram, by Bill Brogden (Coriolis)

 
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This book provides a solid foundation for SCJP2 preparation for
programmers, especially those familiar with C or C++. (If you're
new to programming, then start with a more basic book, like Peter
van der Linden's Just Java 2.) The writing style is brief and
to-the-point, which makes the book a quick read. However, if you
decide to use the book as your primary resource, you should
supplement it with an additional text, such as the "RHE" book to
reinforce areas where you feel weak. I suggest marking key
statements and then re-reading these several times as you get close
to the exam.


Each chapter has very helpful study questions at the end that help
test your understanding of the chapter. However, the layout of the
questions makes self-test a little difficult because the answer
appears immediately below the question, requiring the reader to
clumsily cover the answer while considering the question.
(Suggestion to the author / publisher: In the next edition, put
questions on the right-hand page and corresponding answers on the
following left-hand page. It'll take a few more pages but greatly
simplify using the questions.) Also, there is a sample test at the
end of the book that provides a pretty good final "self-check" to
assess readiness.(Bill Compton - bartender, March 2001)


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I think this a solid supplemental text while studying for the programmer's exam. I wouldn't rely just on this though.
 
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