Just as the title implies �Java Exam Notes� is not a complete SCJP study guide, so don�t expect it to be. Think of it as a companion book to your main study guide. The book is written for those who have already begun preparing for the exam and are now looking for a book for further review. Although the book does a good job of covering all the objectives of the exam, it does not go in to detail on any one topic. The reader must be familiar with the topics and must have a good understanding of them to effectively use the book. The format of the book is to state the objective, give the key topics and concepts and then provide some sample questions. The sample questions are meant to reinforce your knowledge of the reviewed concepts, and are therefore not the typical certification sample questions that people are used to seeing. I was a bit disappointed in the number of errors in the book, so I recommend going to the Sybex site to check the errata pages before reading.
For those people who don�t want to prepare their own study notes, then this book is for them. Although I feel the book is helpful in preparing for the exam, I do believe that if one took the time, you could create the same type of notes...okay, not so nicely typed and presented, but the content would be the same. (Annemarie Ziegler - Greenhorn, November 2001) More info at Amazon.com More info at Amazon.co.uk More info at FatBrain.com
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