Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-025)

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9780072132083: Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-025)

The only classroom-based training and self-assessment system! Osborne's Sun Certified for Java 2 Study Guide provides 100% complete coverage of all official exam objectives for this challenging exam. Based on 200,000+ hours of IT training experience, the book contains hundreds of practice exam questions and hands-on exercises. The CD-ROM features full CertTrainer CBT software with interactive tutorials and lab simulations, plus the new ExamSim adaptive test engine.

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Anyone preparing for Sun's certification exam 310-025 will find Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Study Guide of use. It provides a fast-paced tour of essential Java features and do-it-yourself sample test questions that will improve your chances for success on the exam.

This fact-based approach highlights material that will be on the test. This means that it pays special attention to certain topics (for example, public-, protected-, and private-access rules), even though you may not normally need to think at this level of detail. Besides the basics, the text explains the details of class design and string processing particularly well. Exception handling and garbage collection in Java is also discussed, as well as class design as it pertains to the certification test. The book includes plenty of tricks and tips for what's covered on the test, along with what to watch out for in certain areas.

A longer chapter on AWT for building basic user interfaces in Java rounds out this text. Every section provides challenging sample questions (usually about 20 for each chapter), which let you test your knowledge. An appendix contains more than 100 pages of answers and explanations for these self-test questions. (The companion CD-ROM features a computer-based test, similar in format to the actual certification exam.) If you have some Java experience, this book will quickly help ready you for official Java certification. Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Study Guide definitely delivers the goods. --Richard Dragan

Topics covered:

  • Test-preparation guide to the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 exam 310-025
  • The format of the certification test
  • Java language basics
  • Data types, arrays, and strings
  • Declarations and access control
  • Operators
  • Equality testing
  • Flow control
  • Exception handling (try, catch, and finally blocks)
  • Checked and unchecked exceptions
  • Java garbage collection

  • Mark-sweep algorithms
  • Encapsulation and class design in Java
  • Overloading and overriding methods
  • Inner classes
  • Threads and synchronization techniques
  • Math, String, and StringBuffer classes
  • Java collections
  • The AWT user interface classes
  • Event handling (events, sources, and listeners)
  • Sample test questions and answers
  • From the Back Cover:

    The Only Certification Study System Based on 200,000+ Hours of IT Training Experience

    • 100% Complete Coverage--All official test objectives for exam 310-025 are covered in detail

    • Hands-on Exercises--Step-by-step instruction modeled after classroom labs

    • Exam Watch--Warnings based on thorough post-exam research identifying the most troublesome exam topics and how to answer them correctly

    • Three Types of Practice Questions--Knowledge, scenario, and lab-based questions, all with in-depth answers

    • From the Classroom--Discussions of important issues direct from the classrooms of Global Knowledge's award-winning instructors

    Full coverage of the topics you need to review, including how to:

    • Write code that explicitly makes objects eligible for collection

    • Write code using loops

    • Write code using if and switch statements

    • Catch an exception using try and catch

    • Write and throw your own exceptions

    • Design and implement tightly encapsulated classes

    • Transition between thread states

    • Communicate with objects by waiting and notifying

    • Use the StringBuffer class

    CD-ROM features full CertTrainer CBT software and the new ExamSim test engine--more than 275 questions on CD

    CertTrainer

    • e-Training--Self-paced review of key Java 2 topics, including exam tips

    • In-depth Links--Need more explanation? Topically relevant links provide detailed instruction

    • Skill Assessment--Test your knowledge with more than 250 challenging practice exam questions

    • Score Reports--Indicate subject areas requiring further study

    ExamSim

    • Complete Practice Exam--A realistic Java 2 exam with questions found only on the CD-ROM

    • Review Mode--Analyze what you got wrong and why

    • Detailed Answers--Explain why the correct options are right and why the incorrect options are wrong

    • Score Report--Provides an overall assessment of your performance

    PLUS
    E-book--Electronic, searchable version of the Study Guide

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