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Programmer's Guide to Java Certification, A: A Comprehensive Primer, Second Edition
By Khalid A. Mughal, Rolf W. Rasmussen
 
Publisher : Addison Wesley
Pub Date : August 04, 2003
ISBN : 0-201-72828-1
Pages : 672


To pass the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 1.4 exam (SCPJ2 1.4) you need this book. It is written for any experienced programmer (with or without previous knowledge of Java) interested in mastering the Java programming language and passing the SCPJ2 1.4 exam.

A Programmer's Guide to Java(TM) Certification, Second Edition , contains detailed coverage of all exam topics and objectives, helpful code examples, exercises, review questions, and several full practice exams. In addition, as a comprehensive primer to the Java programming language, this book is an invaluable reference tool for the reader.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to focus on the latest version of the exam (CX-310-035). In particular, it contains more in-depth explanations of the syntax and usage of core language features that are now emphasized on the exam. The accompanying CD contains a version of the SCPJ2 1.4 Exam Simulator developed by Whizlabs Software, which includes several mock exams and simulates the exam-taking experience. The CD also contains the complete source code for all the examples, and solutions to the programming exercises.

What you will find in this book:

  • Extensive coverage of all the objectives defined for the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 1.4 exam

  • Easy-to-follow structure with chapters organized according to the exam objectives as laid out by Sun Microsystems

  • Summaries that clearly state and differentiate the exam objectives and the supplementary objectives to be covered in each chapter

  • A list of Sun's objectives for the SCPJ2 1.4 exam, and a guide to taking the exam

  • A complete mock exam with new questions (not repeats of review questions)

  • Numerous exam-relevant review questions to test your understanding of each major topic, with annotated answers

  • Programming exercises and solutions at the end of each chapter

  • Copious code examples illustrating concepts where the code has been compiled and thoroughly tested on multiple platforms

  • Program output demonstrating expected results from running the examples

  • Extensive use of UML (Unified Modeling Language) for illustration purposes

  • An introduction to basic terminology and concepts in object-oriented programming

  • Advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in mastering the language and taking the exam

  • Platform-independent coverage--platform-specific details are provided where relevant

  • Information about the SCPJ2 Upgrade exam


   
  Table of Contents
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  Examples
Programmer's Guide to Java Certification, A: A Comprehensive Primer, Second Edition
By Khalid A. Mughal, Rolf W. Rasmussen
 
Publisher : Addison Wesley
Pub Date : August 04, 2003
ISBN : 0-201-72828-1
Pages : 672


    Copyright
    List of Figures
    List of Tables
    List of Examples
    Foreword
    Preface
      Writing the Second Edition
      About This Book
      Using the Book
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
      Programming Exercises
      Book Web Sites
      Request for Feedback
      About the Authors
      Acknowledgments (First Edition)
      Acknowledgments (Second Edition)
    Chapter 1.  Basics of Java Programming
      Section 1.1.  Introduction
      Section 1.2.  Classes
      Section 1.3.  Objects
      Section 1.4.  Instance Members
      Section 1.5.  Static Members
      Section 1.6.  Inheritance
      Section 1.7.  Aggregation
      Section 1.8.  Tenets of Java
      Review Questions
      Section 1.9.  Java Programs
      Section 1.10.  Sample Java Application
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
      Programming Exercises
    Chapter 2.  Language Fundamentals
      Section 2.1.  Basic Language Elements
      Review Questions
      Section 2.2.  Primitive Data Types
      Review Questions
      Section 2.3.  Variable Declarations
      Section 2.4.  Initial Values for Variables
      Review Questions
      Section 2.5.  Java Source File Structure
      Review Questions
      Section 2.6.  The main() Method
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
      Programming Exercises
    Chapter 3.  Operators and Assignments
      Section 3.1.  Precedence and Associativity Rules for Operators
      Section 3.2.  Evaluation Order of Operands
      Section 3.3.  Conversions
      Section 3.4.  Simple Assignment Operator =
      Review Questions
      Section 3.5.  Arithmetic Operators: * , / , % , + , -
      Review Questions
      Section 3.6.  The Binary String Concatenation Operator +
      Section 3.7.  Variable Increment and Decrement Operators: ++ , --
      Review Questions
      Section 3.8.  Boolean Expressions
      Section 3.9.  Relational Operators: < , <= , > , >=
      Section 3.10.  Equality
      Section 3.11.  Boolean Logical Operators: ! , ^ , & ,
      Section 3.12.  Conditional Operators: && ,
      Review Questions
      Section 3.13.  Integer Bitwise Operators: ~ , & , , ^
      Section 3.14.  Shift Operators: << , >> , >>>
      Section 3.15.  The Conditional Operator: ?
      Section 3.16.  Other Operators: new , [] , instanceof
      Review Questions
      Section 3.17.  Parameter Passing
      Section 3.18.  Passing Primitive Data Values
      Section 3.19.  Passing Object Reference Values
      Section 3.20.  Passing Array References
      Section 3.21.  Array Elements as Actual Parameters
      Section 3.22.  final Parameters
      Section 3.23.  Program Arguments
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
      Programming Exercises
    Chapter 4.  Declarations and Access Control
      Section 4.1.  Arrays
      Review Questions
      Section 4.2.  Defining Classes
      Section 4.3.  Defining Methods
      Section 4.4.  Constructors
      Section 4.5.  Scope Rules
      Review Questions
      Section 4.6.  Packages
      Section 4.7.  Accessibility Modifiers for Top-level Classes and Interfaces
      Section 4.8.  Other Modifiers for Classes
      Review Questions
      Section 4.9.  Member Accessibility Modifiers
      Review Questions
      Section 4.10.  Other Modifiers for Members
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
      Programming Exercises
    Chapter 5.  Control Flow, Exception Handling, and Assertions
      Section 5.1.  Overview of Control Flow Statements
      Section 5.2.  Selection Statements
      Review Questions
      Section 5.3.  Iteration Statements
      Section 5.4.  Transfer Statements
      Review Questions
      Section 5.5.  Stack-based Execution and Exception Propagation
      Section 5.6.  Exception Types
      Section 5.7.  Exception Handling: try , catch , and finally
      Section 5.8.  throw Statement
      Section 5.9.  throws Clause
      Review Questions
      Section 5.10.  Assertions
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
      Programming Exercises
    Chapter 6.  Object-oriented Programming
      Section 6.1.  Single Implementation Inheritance
      Review Questions
      Section 6.2.  Overriding and Hiding Members
      Review Questions
      Section 6.3.  Chaining Constructors Using this() and super()
      Review Questions
      Section 6.4.  Interfaces
      Review Questions
      Section 6.5.  Completing the Type Hierarchy
      Section 6.6.  Assigning, Passing, and Casting Reference Values
      Review Questions
      Section 6.7.  Polymorphism and Dynamic Method Lookup
      Review Questions
      Section 6.8.  Inheritance vs. Aggregation
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
      Programming Exercises
    Chapter 7.  Nested Classes And Interfaces
      Section 7.1.  Overview of Nested Classes and Interfaces
      Section 7.2.  Static Member Classes and Interfaces
      Section 7.3.  Non-static Member Classes
      Review Questions
      Section 7.4.  Local Classes
      Section 7.5.  Anonymous Classes
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
      Programming Exercise
    Chapter 8.  Object Lifetime
      Section 8.1.  Garbage Collection
      Review Questions
      Section 8.2.  Initializers
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
    Chapter 9.  Threads
      Section 9.1.  Multitasking
      Section 9.2.  Overview of Threads
      Section 9.3.  Thread Creation
      Review Questions
      Section 9.4.  Synchronization
      Review Questions
      Section 9.5.  Thread Transitions
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
      Programming Exercises
    Chapter 10.  Fundamental Classes
      Section 10.1.  Overview of the java.lang Package
      Section 10.2.  The Object Class
      Review Questions
      Section 10.3.  The Wrapper Classes
      Review Questions
      Section 10.4.  The Math Class
      Review Questions
      Section 10.5.  The String Class
      Review Questions
      Section 10.6.  The StringBuffer Class
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
      Programming Exercises
    Chapter 11.  Collections and Maps
      Section 11.1.  The Collections Framework
      Section 11.2.  Collections
      Review Questions
      Section 11.3.  Sets
      Section 11.4.  Lists
      Review Questions
      Section 11.5.  Maps
      Section 11.6.  Sorted Sets and Sorted Maps
      Review Questions
      Section 11.7.  Implementing the equals() , hashCode() , and compareTo() Methods
      Section 11.8.  Working with Collections
      Review Questions
      Chapter Summary
      Programming Exercises
    Appendix A.  Taking the SCPJ2 1.4 Exam
      Section A.1.  Preparing for the Programmer Exam
      Section A.2.  Registering for the Exam
      Section A.3.  How the Examination Is Conducted
      Section A.4.  The Questions
      Section A.5.  Moving on to the Developer Exam
    Appendix B.  Objectives for the SCPJ2 1.4 Exam
      Section 1: Declarations and Access Control (Chapter 4)
      Section 2: Flow Control, Assertions, and Exception Handling (Chapter 5)
      Section 3: Garbage Collection (Chapter 8)
      Section 4: Language Fundamentals (Chapter 2)
      Section 5: Operators and Assignments (Chapter 3)
      Section 6: Overloading, Overriding, Runtime Type and Object Orientation (Chapter 6, Chapter 11)
      Section 7: Threads (Chapter 9)
      Section 8: Fundamental Classes in the java.lang Package (Chapter 10)
      Section 9: The Collections Framework (Chapter 11)
    Appendix C.  Objectives for the Java 2 Platform Upgrade Exam
      Section 1: Declarations and Access Control
      Section 2: Flow Control, Assertions, and Exception Handling
      Section 3: Garbage Collection
      Section 4: Language Fundamentals
      Section 5: Operators and Assignments
      Section 6: Overloading, Overriding, Runtime Type and Object Orientation
      Section 7: Threads
      Section 8: The Collections Framework
    Appendix D.  Annotated Answers to Review Questions
      Section 1.  Basics of Java Programming
      Section 2.  Language Fundamentals
      Section 3.  Operators and Assignments
      Section 4.  Declarations and Access Control
      Section 5.  Control Flow, Exception Handling, and Assertions
      Section 6.  Object-oriented Programming
      Section 7.  Nested Classes and Interfaces
      Section 8.  Object Lifetime
      Section 9.  Threads
      Section 10.  Fundamental Classes
      Section 11.  Collections and Maps
    Appendix E.  Solutions to Programming Exercises
      Section 1.  Basics of Java Programming
      Section 2.  Language Fundamentals
      Section 3.  Operators and Assignments
      Section 4.  Declarations and Access Control
      Section 5.  Control Flow, Exception Handling, and Assertions
      Section 6.  Object-oriented Programming
      Section 7.  Nested Classes and Interfaces
      Section 8.  Basics of Java Programming
      Section 9.  Threads
      Section 10.  Fundamental Classes
      Section 11.  Collections and Maps
    Appendix F.  Mock Exam
      Answers to Questions
    Appendix G.  Number Systems and Number Representation
      Section G.1.  Number Systems
      Section G.2.  Relationship between Binary, Octal, and Hexadecimal Numbers
      Section G.3.  Converting Decimals
      Section G.4.  Representing Integers
    Appendix H.  About the CD
      Section H.1.  Whizlabs Exam Simulators
      Section H.2.  Items from the Book
    Single-User License Agreement
      Important Terms of Agreement
      Tenure of the License Agreement
      Limited Warranty Under the License
      Remedies Provided Under the License
      Liabilities Under the License
      Other Limitations Under the License
      General Note
    Index