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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
"High-level, in-depth yet down-to-earth. This book is great! Straightforward and conceptually sound. One of the most well written certification guides I've ever read. Lots of facts, no fluff. Focuses in on key topic areas. Sample questions solidify understanding and build confidence." Review of the 1st Edition Study Guide Simon Lee, Berlin, NHSee all Product Description
All the preparation required to pass the Sun Certified Programmer Exam 310-035(Java 1.4) is contained in the book Java 2 Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 by... Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2005 by David Russell
I just used this book to pass the Sun Certification Exam. This book with all the review questions it has will be more than enough to pass the exam.
Excellent book. Read more
Excellent book, very readable and explains concepts clearly and concise.Published on Jan. 11 2005 by Francis P
I gave SCJP1.4 in July 2004 & scored 95% (58/61). I would like to share my success story to all fellow aspirants who wanna clear SCJP1.4 with top score. Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by Bhushan P. Madan
I'm an experienced Java programmer. I passed the SCJP(310-035) with 98% (answered 60/61) recently. This is *THE* book. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by Balaji Sathyanarayana
I passed the SCJP with 93%. This book was my primary reference while preparing. It covered the topics well, and more importantly, introduced me to the various (and indirect) ways... Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Amazon Customer
I am very negative about this book, but this might derive also from wrong expectations on my side. I bought this book for the same reason why I want to take the exam: to achieve a... Read morePublished on June 19 2004 by Alberto Gemin
This book is pretty much the only thing I used for preparation. It does what it claims, tells you everything you need to know to pass the scjp 1.4 test. Read morePublished on June 18 2004
I bought this book and it prepared me well for the upgrade
The material in the book got
me to "think like the exam" (e.g. Read more