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SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Exam (310-055)

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ISBN-10: 0072253606

ISBN-13: 9780072253603

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates, Katherine Sierra

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Get the book that shows you not only what to study, but "how" to study. The only classroom-based integrated study system for professional certification gives you complete coverage of all objectives for the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 exam, hundreds of practice exam questions, and hands-on exercises. The CD-ROM features full practice exam software plus an adaptive test engine.
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List price: $49.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date: 1/11/2006
Binding: Digital, Other 
Pages: 825
Size: 9.00" wide x 7.40" long x 1.90" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

Kathy Sierra was lead developer for the SCJP for Java 5. Sierra worked as a Sun "master trainer," and in 1997, founded, the largest Java community website. Her books have won multiple Software Development Magazine awards, and she is a founding member of Sun's Java Champions program.Bert Bates was a lead developer for several of Sun's Java certifications including the SCJP for Java 5. He is also a forum moderator on, a 20-year software developer veteran, and co-author of several bestselling Java books. Bert is is a founding member of Sun's Java Champions program.

About the Contributors
Declarations and Access Control
Java Refresher
Identifiers & JavaBeans (Objectives 1.3 and 1.4)
Legal Identifiers
Sun's Java Code Conventions
JavaBeans Standards
Declare Classes (Exam Objective 1.1)
Source File Declaration Rules
Class Declarations and Modifiers
Creating an Abstract Superclass and Concrete Subclass
Declare Interfaces (Exam Objectives 1.1 and 1.2)
Declaring an Interface
Declaring Interface Constants
Declare Class Members (Objectives 1.3 and 1.4)
Access Modifiers
Nonaccess Member Modifiers
Constructor Declarations
Variable Declarations
Declaring Enums
Two-Minute Drill
Self Test
Self Test Answers
Object Orientation
Encapsulation (Exam Objective 5.1)
Inheritance, Is-A, Has-A (Exam Objective 5.5)
Polymorphism (Exam Objective 5.2)
Overriding / Overloading (Exam Objectives 1.5 and 5.4)
Overridden Methods
Overloaded Methods
Reference Variable Casting (Objective 5.2)
Implementing an Interface (Exam Objective 1.2)
Legal Return Types (Exam Objective 1.5)
Return Type Declarations
Returning a Value
Constructors and Instantiation (Exam Objectives 1.6 and 5.4)
Determine Whether a Default Constructor Will Be Created
Overloaded Constructors
Statics (Exam Objective 1.3)
Static Variables and Methods
Coupling and Cohesion (Exam Objective 5.1)
Two-Minute Drill
Self Test
Self Test Answers
Stack and Heap-Quick Review
Literals, Assignments, and Variables (Exam Objectives 1.3 and 7.6)
Literal Values for All Primitive Types
Assignment Operators
Casting Primitives
Using a Variable or Array Element That Is Uninitialized and Unassigned
Local (Stack, Automatic) Primitives and Objects
Passing Variables into Methods (Exam Objective 7.3)
Passing Object Reference Variables
Does Java Use Pass-By-Value Semantics?
Passing Primitive Variables
Array Declaration, Construction, and Initialization (Exam Objective 1.3)
Declaring an Array
Constructing an Array
Initializing an Array
Initialization Blocks
Using Wrapper Classes and Boxing (Exam Objective 3.1)
An Overview of the Wrapper Classes
Creating Wrapper Objects
Using Wrapper Conversion Utilities
Overloading (Exam Objectives 1.5 and 5.4)
Garbage Collection (Exam Objective 7.4)
Overview of Memory Management and Garbage Collection
Overview of Java's Garbage Collector
Writing Code That Explicitly Makes Objects Eligible for Collection
GC Analysis
Two-Minute Drill
Self Test
Self Test Answers
Java Operators (Exam Objective 7.6)
Assignment Operators
Relational Operators
instanceof Comparison
Arithmetic Operators
Conditional Operator
Logical Operators
Two-Minute Drill
Self Test
Self Test Answers
Flow Control, Exceptions, and Assertions
if and switch Statements (Exam Objective 2.1)
if-else Branching
switch Statements
Creating a switch-case Statement
Loops and Iterators (Exam Objective 2.2)
Using while Loops
Using do Loops
Using for Loops
Using break and continue
Unlabeled Statements
Labeled Statements
Creating a Labeled while Loop
Handling Exceptions (Exam Objectives 2.4 and 2.5)
Catching an Exception Using try and catch
Using finally
Propagating Uncaught Exceptions
Propagating and Catching an Exception
Defining Exceptions
Exception Hierarchy
Handling an Entire Class Hierarchy of Exceptions
Exception Matching
Exception Declaration and the Public Interface
Rethrowing the Same Exception
Creating an Exception
Common Exceptions and Errors (Exam Objective 2.6)
Working with the Assertion Mechanism (Exam Objective 2.3)
Assertions Overview
Enabling Assertions
Using Assertions Appropriately
Two-Minute Drill
Self Test
Self Test Answers
Strings, I/O, Formatting, and Parsing
String, StringBuilder, and StringBuffer (Exam Objective 3.1)
The String Class
Important Facts About Strings and Memory
Important Methods in the String Class
The StringBuffer and StringBuilder Classes
Important Methods in the StringBuffer and StringBuilder Classes
File Navigation and I/O (Exam Objective 3.2)
Serialization (Exam Objective 3.3)
Dates, Numbers, and Currency (Exam Objective 3.4)
Working with Dates, Numbers, and Currencies
Parsing, Tokenizing, and Formatting (Exam Objective 3.5)
A Search Tutorial
Locating Data via Pattern Matching
Formatting with printf() and format()
Two-Minute Drill
Self Test
Self Test Answers
Generics and Collections
Overriding hashCode() and equals() (Objective 6.2)
Overriding equals()
Overriding hashCode()
Collections (Exam Objective 6.1)
So What Do You Do with a Collection?
Using the Collections Framework (Objective 6.5)
ArrayList Basics
Autoboxing with Collections
Sorting Collections and Arrays
Generic Types (Objectives 6.3 and 6.4)
Generics and Legacy Code
Mixing Generic and Non-generic Collections
Polymorphism and Generics
Generic Methods
Generic Declarations
Two-Minute Drill
Self Test
Self Test Answers
Inner Classes
Inner Classes
Coding a "Regular" Inner Class
Referencing the Inner or Outer Instance from Within the Inner Class
Method-Local Inner Classes
What a Method-Local Inner Object Can and Can't Do
Anonymous Inner Classes
Plain-Old Anonymous Inner Classes, Flavor One
Plain-Old Anonymous Inner Classes, Flavor Two
Argument-Defined Anonymous Inner Class
Static Nested Classes
Instantiating and Using Static Nested Classes
Two-Minute Drill
Self Test
Self Test Answers
Defining, Instantiating, and Starting Threads (Exam Objective 4.1)
Defining a Thread
Instantiating a Thread
Starting a Thread
Thread States and Transitions (Exam Objective 4.2)
Thread States
Preventing Thread Execution
Creating a Thread and Putting It to Sleep
Thread Priorities and yield()
Synchronizing Code (Exam Objective 4.3)
Synchronization and Locks
Synchronizing a Block of Code
Thread Deadlock
Thread Interaction (Exam Objective 4.4)
Using notifyAll() When Many Threads May Be Waiting
Two-Minute Drill
Self Test
Self Test Answers
Exercise Answers
Using the javac and java Commands (Exam Objectives 7.1, 7.2, 7.5)
Compiling with javac
Launching Applications with java
Searching for Other Classes
JAR Files (Exam Objective 7.5)
JAR Files and Searching
Using Static Imports (Exam Objective 7.1)
Static Imports
Two-Minute Drill
Self Test
Self Test Answers
About the CD
System Requirements
Installing and Running Master Exam
Master Exam
Electronic Book
Removing Installation(s)
Technical Support
LearnKey Technical Support