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This Study Guide provides:
  • In-depth coverage of every exam objective for the revised Programmer's Exam for J2SE 1.4
  • Hundreds of challenging practice questions, in the book and on the CD
  • Leading-edge exam preparation software
Authoritative coverage of all Programmer's exam objectives, including:
  • Language fundamentals
  • Operators and assignments
  • Modifiers
  • Converting and casting
  • Flow control, exceptions, and assertions
  • Objects and classes
  • Threads
  • The java.lang and java.util packages
  • Input and output
In-depth coverage of the topics covered in the Developer's exam, including:
  • Swing components and events
  • Layout managers
  • Enhancing and extending the database
  • Writing the network protocol
  • Designing the user interface
  • GUI prototyping
  • Building the database server
  • Connecting the client and server
  • Preparing the upload
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In one book -- Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide, Third Edition -- you’ll find all the study resources you need to pass the newest versions of both of Sun’s flagship Java certification tests: the Programmer’s Exam and the Developer’s Exam. This is authoritative stuff: Coauthor Simon Roberts has been directly involved in helping to create Sun’s Java exams.

There’s a lot to know in order to pass Sun’s “entry-level” Java Programmer’s Exam, and this book covers it all: basic syntax, operators, assignments, modifiers, converting and casting, flow control, exceptions, assertions, objects, classes, threads, the java.lang and java.util packages, I/O, and more.

Then it’s on to the Developer’s Exam, which (among other things) requires you to write a real application, based on Sun’s detailed directions. Heller and Roberts respond by walking you through two multi-chapter projects of comparable complexity: a room reservation system, and a help desk trouble-ticket system. In each case, you implement user interfaces, networking, and database integration.

In addition to hundreds of sample questions delivered by an extremely flexible test engine, the accompanying CD-ROM contains a complete practice Programmer’s Exam, plus a fully searchable eBook. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782140774
  • Publisher: Sybex, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/26/2002
  • Edition description: Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I The Programmer's Exam 1
Ch. 1 Language Fundamentals 3
Ch. 2 Operators and Assignments 31
Ch. 3 Modifiers 77
Ch. 4 Converting and Casting 105
Ch. 5 Flow Control, Exceptions, and Assertions 135
Ch. 6 Objects and Classes 179
Ch. 7 Threads 221
Ch. 8 The java.lang and java.util Packages 259
Ch. 9 Input and Output 295
Pt. II The Developer's Exam 333
Ch. 10 Taking the Developer's Exam 335
Ch. 11 Swing Components and Events 345
Ch. 12 Layout Managers 365
Ch. 13 Assignment: Room Reservation System 411
Ch. 14 Enhancing and Extending the Database 425
Ch. 15 Writing the Network Protocol 453
Ch. 16 Designing the User Interface 491
Ch. 17 A Second Example: A Trouble-Ticket System 521
Ch. 18 GUI Prototyping 531
Ch. 19 Building the Database Server 563
Ch. 20 Connecting Client and Server 583
Ch. 21 Preparing the Upload 599
Ch. 22 The Follow-Up Exam 611
Pt. III Appendices 625
App. A: Answers to Test Yourself Questions 627
App. B: Programmer's Final Exam 687
App. C Other Java Exams 719
App. D The Certification Initiative for Enterprise Development 733
App. E Using the Test Program 751
Index 759
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