What books on Java certification do you recommend?

John Zukowski

The book you get depends upon your specific needs. For the beginning Java programmer, Addison Wesley's Programmers Guide to Java Certification [ISBN: 0201596148] offers a good start to Java development with an end goal of Java certification. The 2nd edition of Sybex's Java 2 Certification Study Guide [ISBN: 0782127002] is better for the more experienced developer. Its approach is not to teach you Java, but instead what you need to know to become certified. For a more compact approach, there is the Java 2 Exam Cram from Coriolis [ISBN: 1576102912].