Which book to start with??
I am new to this forum,well just wanted to start learning java 6 from scratch and planning to take SCJP 6 asap.I am so confused with around 3 or 4 books and cannot buy all of them.Could you please suggest which is the best book that:
1)Teaches java 6 from scratch including OOPS concepts ,path setting for jdk etc for people who are completely new to java,and also tell why its doing a particular step.A book that teaches basics for programming,OOPS proper enough to understand for SCJP,some JDBC concepts if not in depth atleast for a project and if possible JSP also,though impossible for JSP I know.A good enough book to start a mini student project at beginner level,thats what I wanna do before I go for SCJP certification.
2)A good book for SCJP 6 ,which covers most of the topics required for taking the exam ,without referring two or three books.
3)well What I am planning is :
a)get familiar with basics do some practice
b) learn some jdbc and jsp required for doing a mini project
c)finish a project in a month or so
d)prepare for SCJP 6
All the above am planning to do within 4 to 5 months time including certification and project.Is that possible or being too ambitious?any suggestions are welcome coz I have a time not more than 5 months for joining university with an intermediate level in programming.
4)How much time is usually required to prepare for certification SCJP 6?
Thanks a lot.Would appreciate your help