The most boring Sun objectives in the book are nicely interwoven with the gems of Kathy Sierra was a lead developer for the SCJP exam for Java 5 and Java 6. Bert Bates was a lead developer for many of Sun's Java certification exams. SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide Hardcover – Import, 16 Aug OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide (Exams 1Z &. Bert Bates (Santa Cruz, CA) is a Sun Certified Programmer for Java and has been developing software for the last 20 years. Search results. of 22 results for Books: "Kathy Sierra" by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates . Sun Certified Programmer For Java 5 Scjp ().
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Not sure about Kathy's book for ocjp 8. Meanwhile you can check this list of useful books and other resources which will help you in preparing. SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide. by Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra. Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media. Release Date: July SCJP Study Guide - Katherine Sierra,Bert Bates.
It taught me what This book It taught me what the heap is, what "pass by reference" means and why I should never modify an object that was passed to me or if I do the passing, don't allow modifying to begin with.
I haven't programmed full-time in Java for 5 years, but I still reach for it from time to time when I need a refresher on how garbage collection or multithreading works. Those things work the same way in most modern languages. Heck, even the multithreading APIs are much the same.
That's really sad if that's the case. It's a great programming book, period, and it should live on. I hope the authors rework it into a general Java guide.
For my part, I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Java. The newer Java versions are mostly a superset of the old ones, so you won't be wasting your time. The questions are tuned to be a bit harder than "the real thing", but that's actually great to toughen you up. The software also has a built-in chat client so you can ask questions from the good people of Enthuware.
Expect to be using this program a lot, if you want to prepare decently!
The preparation These are the steps I took to ensure a good passing rate for the exam: I read the book cover to cover. I read chapter 1 and 2 twice, because I had a "false start". This actually helped a lot because those chapters contain fundamental stuff that's imperative to understand in order to fully comprehend the later chapters. After reading and learning each chapter, I took some time making the practice questions for that chapter, and reviewing them.
The reviewing part is especially important! I made an overview in Excel detailing what exam objectives are covered in what chapters.
Because I made it, you don't have to! I actually kept score of everything I did, including the practice questions in the book.
It gives you a nice overview of your progress. Now it was time to use the Enthuware software: I made all of the "Objective-wise tests". Every Objective Test contains 36 questions about one broad exam objective. Before making each test, I carefully read the chapter summaries of the chapters dealing with those objectives.
Enthuware took great pains in explaining the right and wrong answers to each question, so it's really valuable to review each test thoroughly! Then I started making the Standard Tests 1 - 12, each time reviewing the answers before going on to the next test. It does what is says on the cover: it is all about practicing. The questions are great, very close to the real exam and all the question type and exam topics are covered.
The size of the book is good.
It is not heavy, the font is in the right size. Conclusion: The only thing that I did not like about te book is the fact that it is a book — in paper version only. The OCJP exam is online, and if we have a interface that looks like the real exam a software it would be better.
It would be nice if the book came with a CD, as the preparation book does, with a PC version of the exams.