Java 1.1 Certification Exam Guide for Programmers and Developers

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9780079136572: Java 1.1 Certification Exam Guide for Programmers and Developers

This text covers certification for both Java programmers and developers. It includes hundreds of sample exercises, applications, and test questions and is affiliated with the on-line course from "Digital Think". An accompanying CD-ROM includes a Web browser that allows the user to take a sample test and have it graded immediately.

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In an attempt to professionalize the ranks of Java programmers and make sure Java is being used in the correct "100% Pure Javaquot; way, Sun Microsystems has set up its Java certification program. Java Certification Exam Guide for Programmers and Developers lets you prepare for the program's two exams--one for programmers and another for developers. The text highlights the (often selective) material these exams will likely cover, beginning with Java basics, such as keywords and class declarations, and continuing with more advanced topics, such as exceptions, threads, and user interface design in both Java Developer's Kit (JDK) 1.0.2 and JDK 1.1 programming. Chapters also test you with sample review questions and provide answers. Where appropriate, the author includes material that will ostensibly not be covered on these exams.

The second section of the book focuses on the developer's exam, which tests your knowledge of object-oriented design (OOD), as well as Java syntax and trivia. The author clues you into some Java-specific ways (for example, abstract classes and interfaces) to apply your knowledge of class design in a new language, but you'll need to have some background in design to understand them. An especially noteworthy chapter covers the conventions of writing javadoc-style comments, which create "automatic" HTML-based help for Java classes. The book closes with two "official" sample tests from Sun Microsystems. Though this book won't be useful to the general Java programmer, it can be a valuable resource to those seeking Sun's credentials for Java development.

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Cash in on the Java career express. McGraw-Hill, the experts in creating career-boosting guides for Information Technology professions, now accelerates your mastery of one of the msot coveted-and lucrative-professional credentials in the industry: Java certification. Written by Barry Boone, a leading Java author and instructor, Java Certification Exam Guide for Programmers and Developers delivers the most clear and comprehensive exam preparation available-at much less than you'd pay for a comparable classroom course! Expertly designed for quick comprehension and retention, this 2-levels-in-1 exam guide delivers the essentials you need to confidently: design and implement class hierarchies; work with essential classes, methods, and Java applets; apply advanced object-oriented programming techniques; write Internet client/server programs; access data using Java as a front end. Plus, to ensure your performance on the test, this book includes a CD-ROM with scores of exercises, all the book's source code, and Sun's Java Development kit1.1.1. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Barry Boone is the President of Blue Horse Software, Inc., and has taught classes in Java and object-oriented programming throughout the U.S. He is the author of Java Essentials for C and C++ Programmers and Learn Java on the Macintosh. He also teaches Digital Think's web-based course in Java certification.

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