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SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  498 ratings  ·  46 reviews
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 310-065Exam Objectiv...more
Hardcover, 851 pages
Published June 24th 2008 by McGraw-Hill (first published 2008)
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The book seems good at what it is designed for. Okay, my take while reading the book and doing the quizzes at the end of each chapter was that this had to be the most worthless certification on the planet. The quiz questions seemed more inclined to try to trick and misdirect than to really test anything of value, so I was pretty down on it as a result. But I had committed to taking the exam, so I prepared anyway. I read the book twice and did all the questions at the end, studying the answers ca...more
Time to go back and review all the various changes that have happened to core Java in the past few releases.

The book is huge (800+ pages)! I am highly impressed with Sierra and Bates, the authors. But despite the great, and much appreciated, efforts of the authors, it is not always the most enlivening of reads. Chapter 2 and 3, in particular have proven to be, as we used say in the Army, 'sleep aids'. However, chapters 4 and 5, as they get more into the meat of the language, seem to have been m...more
Here is the thing, want to prepare for the SCJP 6 exam? This is the book to read. It tackles each of the 38 objectives of the exam in great detail and a very neatly-organized 10-chapter structure. The book assumes no prior knowledge of the topics, just that you know your way around Java programming- compiling and running programs. The only chapter that might feel a bit messy is the I/O section (chapter 6), but if you know your way around Java I/O you will have no troubles with it. In short, SCJP...more
Prashant Singh
This one is nice introduction to java with lots of interesting MCQ .Explained nicely by Kathy .
Olli Sorje
Good study material for SCJP certification exam
Shweta Jain
Great book to clear concept and exam
To prepare for SCJP is the best one
Jeffery Moulton
This is a very well-done certification-prep book. It is informative, has great sample test questions, and is often funny in a geeky, nerd sort of way (though the promised twist ending is something of a dud). The only complaint I had was that it needed more exercises. It gave great examples, but didn't have the reader actually try them out enough. If not for that, it would have been 5 stars.

Recommended for anyone studying for the exam.
I read this book 3 times, beside it is the best resource to prepare for SCJP/OCPJP , it is a good material if you really want to master Java, I'm sure you will learn new stuff in this book, personally i found many new things i never knew about !, also this book organizes information in a good manner, make concepts clear !, i really recommend it for all java developers even if are not preparing for certification !
Giuseppe Pizzimenti
il particolare stile di scrittura degli autori si rivela effettivo anche qui, pur non essendo portato agli estremi "visuali" della serie "Head first"; i contenuti, nel limite degli argomenti di certificazione, sono ben sviluppati, e lo consiglierei anche a chi volesse approfondire le basi del linguaggio, pur non essendo interessato a certificarsi
ِAbdulrahman Mahmoud
a great book for who are interested in being Java Certified, it explains most of Java Core aspects, with also a variety of solved questions that cover most ot topics related to J2SE
Sowmya's book world
I am finally done with my certification :)



A truly fascinating and easy to read book about Java. I've finished it even though I don't plan to pass Java 6 examinations (Java 7 exams are available already). I liked the author's jokes a lot, and generally the way information is presented is quite easy to get.
This is the best book I have seen for Core Java concepts. Not recommended for beginners though, as it travels wide discussing Java concepts, but doesn't delve deeply into individual topics. A must-read if you feel you are at an intermediate level of Java programming.
It was a long fight but I managed to finish it. Will see how it helps with the test.

I actually liked the book. There is a lot of interesting information and authors are doing their best to put it in understandable way (with jokes once in a while).
Nguyen Huu Anh Vu
Funny writing style, Detail explanation (sometimes to detail that could piss me off), Deep coverage of OCJP exam objectives, Challenging exercises and Good summaries at the end of each chapter. If you were to take OCJP exam, this book is for you.
Jaykiran Teraiya
It's doing a good job at keeping content concise. I read it when I was in my early phase of career, but book was organized in such a way that it did not overwhelm me. I hope they come up with something equally good for Java 8.
Not exist a better book to understand and get ready to pass the OCJP 1.6.

All Java issues are very well explain with a simple and clear language.

Thanks Kathy!!

Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer
Jun 18, 2013 Grzegorz rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Actually this book is not the best I've read, however it covers great all of the topics which were on the exam. The written language is also not that hard to understand. It could be better though.
Great preparation for the exam, I aced it first try.

As far as the reading, it was a bit of a chore (considering this book comes in a 830 pages or so when you count all the mock exams, etc).

Good book. But more importantly, great to be certified. Enough with this unnatural and tricky test which is unfortunately the pre requisite of other more interesting certification exams.
Ritvek Rated
Here is the thing, want to prepare for the SCJP 6 exam? This is the book to read. That is enough ! I got 100 % in the OCPJP (Previously known as SCJP) this year.
If you want to know about Java from its lowest to its highest leve, this is the ultimate resource. Also the best resource to use for the SCJP Certification test
Samar Reda
very intersting book , you wont be bored while reading .It provides very good covarge to Java SE provided with illustrative examples. Strongly recommanded
Jun 26, 2013 Jorge rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: java developers; java programmers
The best book for java 6 certification for java developers
if you are new in java, you should read Head First java
Denham Coote
Jan 21, 2011 Denham Coote is currently reading it
Brilliant coverage of the language. Good tips preparing one for the type of questions asked in the exam.
Kristof Claes
Fast reading, fun American style learning book. Make especially for the Oracle (old Sun) certificate exam.
Radek Urbas
Very good study guide! I'm going to do some more mock test and finally take the exam.
Rafael Lopez
An absolutely essential read before attempting to take the Java Cert exam.
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