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SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Exam 310-065
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The Best Fully Integrated Study System Available--Written by the Lead Developers of Exam 310-065

With hundreds of practice questions and hands-on exercises, SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide covers what you need to know--and shows you how to prepare--for this challenging exam.

  • 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam 310-065
  • Exam Objective Highlights in every chapter point out certification objectives to ensure you're focused on passing the exam
  • Exam Watch sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered
  • Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam

Covers all SCJP exam topics, including:

Declarations and Access Control , Object Orientation , Assignments , Operators , Flow Control, Exceptions, and Assertions , Strings, I/O, Formatting, and Parsing , Generics and Collections , Inner Classes , Threads , Development

CD-ROM includes:

  • Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring: Two full practice exams; Detailed answers with explanations; Score Report performance assessment tool
  • Electronic book for studying on the go
  • Bonus coverage of the SCJD exam included!

Bonus downloadable MasterExam practice test with free online registration.

Customer Reviews:

  • Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide
    Great book, but not for Java beginnners.
    I found a bug on page 574 "Sorting with Comparator"
    In the 1st snippet, "compareTo"should be replaced by "compare".
    Pierre Morel
    Austin, TX...more info
  • great tome
    Really impressed with this book.
    The book is very precise and probably very concise too even though it is over 800 pages long.
    I would definitely recommend buying it.
    Like one other reviewer the e-book is very poor.
    There are two minute drills at the end of each chapter which I would have liked to print out but there is no printing option available, instead I had to mess around with a photocopier to get the stuff "printed"..nasty..what is this, 1984 ?
    That is about my only gripe....more info
  • All you need to pass SCJP
    If you are thinking of taking SCJP exam, this book is all you need to have.

    All of the exam objectives were explained in great depth, a lot of them are more than you need to know to pass the exam - which is great, as it will ensure that you know and understand the concepts not just memorizing to pass the exam.

    I am not too happy with the CD-ROM content, the e-book (PDF format) is not printable whereas the previous edition's (Java 1.4) e-book is printable. The mock exam software that comes with the CD-ROM also a little bit disappointing and quite limited (no drag and drop questions, no performance objective reviews), but it matches the difficulty on the actual exam quite well. I suggest you purchase additional mock exam package from other providers.

    In summary, I love the book, shame about the CD-ROM content otherwise I would given it full 5 stars....more info
  • good book for certification
    very good book. It makes studying for certification interesting. covered all important aspects necessary for the exam....more info
  • Good book, lousy e-book
    Readable, approachable, perhaps even to a fault, this study guide does a good job of describing and preparing a ready for the SCJP exam. The book occasionally obsesses on what I'd call trick questions which delve a little too deeply into syntactic molasses. Concepts like multi-dimensional arrays, run-time versus compile-time, and variable arguments are often tested in a single question.

    I took one star away for the CDROM content, specifically the e-Book. The content looks like it came directly from a Distiller-like product with zero treatment at all. A html "Table of Contents" is unreasonably course. It only list chapters. An index is unavailable. The e-book is split by chapter. Security prevents cutting or pasting, printing, or re-distilling into a one-stop searchable monolithic source. So really, the e-book has been castrated into something completely unusable. In short, why bother?
    ...more info
  • excellent way to reacquaint with basic comp sci topics
    Even if you're not interested in becoming an SCJP, this is a wonderful book for reviewing basic concepts that may have become a little foggy with time.

    One of the nice things about Java is that their certs are really about programming and OO. I took and passed the Java 2 exam many years ago and it was tough compared to the Microsoft (MS) exams I did for VB6 and later, when I got my MCAD in C# technologies.

    The authors are a little cutesy sometimes and this might annoy some, but the material is dry and benefits from some light humor. The review questions are really good and are tricky enough that they will make you re-think and review several times before stumbling off to a testing center.

    Sun's objectives are covered section by section and the authors address very thoroughly the goals/requirements using examples that can be typed easily into your favorite IDE.

    :( The sad part about the SCJP is that more employers in my city (Atlanta) don't put any stock in them. If you're finding the same blank stares from recruiters when you mention the SJCP, then don't despair. You can still benefit by having this book close by, as a reference and as a source for technical interview questions. ...more info
  • Great book, lousy software
    The book is great; it covers all the exam objectives in good detail, and prepares you well. However, the MasterExam software that accompanies the book is mediocre at best. It does not mimic the real exam very well (no drag-and-drop and fill-in-the-blanks questions). Also, I found it extremely annoying that it does not automatically save a test session upon completion; you have to either print the study guide based on your attempt, or explicity save a report of your session. I took a sample test, and closed the session on completion, hoping to review the questions I got wrong at a later time. I expected to be able to do this within the software. The only thing it saved was my score and the time I took the test. Maybe its me, but I expected it to save my session automatically for review later. Most simulators do that. At the very least, it could've given a warning that I might lose the session, so I should save it.

    Great book, lousy software.

    Update on May 11, 2009:
    Took the SCJP 6 exam today and passed with 87%. I would say the book did a pretty good job preparing me for the exam. Perhaps the authors should take another look at unanimous feedback regarding the CD and improve it a bit in the next edition. Otherwise, an excellent preparation resource....more info