Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide (3rd Edition)

Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide (3rd Edition)

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  • Release Date: July, 2002
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Authors: Philip Heller, Simon Roberts

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Customer Rating: 4.05 of 5 (230 total reviews)

  • 4 starsa good "certification" book for 1.4

    I bought this book, read it, and didnt have alot of confidence in it, so I went and bought another more indepth book and used that as the main base of my studies. I went back after the exam and realized probably 80-90% of it was spelled out in this book(The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide). The version of this book I had only covered the 1.2 exam, so it had alot of extra [stuff] I didnt need (IO, AWT and a bout half the other book(it covers the developer exam too i think)) and its lacking a few things you need to know for the 1.4 exam, such as assertions, Wrappers, and Collections (which all 3 probalby make up about 15% of the test). This book, with the help the addition of a few java websites, like javaranch.com can get you a good passing score. I scored an 83% but realized that I could have gotten alot higher if I didnt spend so much time concentrating on the other book which had more indepth information than needed.

    Bottom line:
    This book (with the additional exam material that can easily be found online) will get you atleast a good passing score. Its probably not gonna teach you java or make you a great java programmer, but the goal is to pass the test, and it does that.

  • 5 starsBest book

    This is my second review of this book. First one I wrote back in November 14, 2000 when I started my preparation for the exam. On March 07, 2001 I passed the Exam from the first attempt. I used this book as my primary study book. This book is not perfect. You can find mistakes in examples and this book is not up to new exam questions format. (No other book does at this moment). The book is overweighed with 300 pages devoted to the list of java API . Except this this book is excellent . I went throw all java certification books this book is the best. Well organized and all topics are covered . Also sun revised the questions the topics remained the same. I wouldn't say the question changed dramatically. There is now more emphasis on threads an I/O .This book give you adequate difficulty level of questions . About 60% of real exam question have a lot in common with the books one .One book is note enough but you can use it as you major resource completed by other books and on line recourses. The easiest way to pass the exam is purchase this book along with Exam Cram and the classic Java Programming Language book. For sure you can benefit a lot from excellent Bruce Eicels thinking in java. This is the proven way to learn java and to pass the exam. A lot of my friends passed the exam this way. I can recommend this book not only for taking the Certificating but an excellent place to start learn java and muster java concepts.

  • 3 starsDon't Buy Just For Sun Certified Java Developer Exam

    This book will get the job done if you're using it to pass the SCJP exam. However, it is not at all helpful when it comes to the SCJD assignment. The book gets way too advanced when it comes to the SCJD part. It glosses over topics like distributed event notification, and creating a thread pooling mechanism. These things are not necessary for the exam at all and the book's explanations are way too generalized to help you understand them anyway. I found the book's style to be too formal and much less readable than the book by Kathy Sierra. If you're just taking the SCJP test, this book will work for you. But, if you're going for the SCJD, I recommend "The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam With J2SE 1.4." This latter book goes into way more detail and is much more helpful for SCJD.