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Cracking SJPP: A Comprehensive Sun Java Programmer Plus Certification Study Guide

Cracking SJPP: A Comprehensive Sun Java Programmer Plus Certification Study Guide
Authors
Mala Gupta, Ganesh Samarthyam
ISBN
143023069X
Published
15 Apr 2012
Purchase online
amazon.com

Cracking the Sun Java Programmer Plus (SJPP) certification exam is not an easy task. But the difficult search for a comprehensive, yet concise study guide ends here. This book walks step-by-step through programming techniques and solutions designed to prepare you for the exam, providing the knowledge and confidence that is necessary for success.Cracking SJPP equips the reader for SJPP certification through a hands-on presentation of the complete objectives of the exam.

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Cracking the Sun Java Programmer Plus (SJPP) certification exam is not an easy task. But the difficult search for a comprehensive, yet concise study guide ends here. This book walks step-by-step through programming techniques and solutions designed to prepare you for the exam, providing the knowledge and confidence that is necessary for success.

Cracking SJPP equips the reader for SJPP certification through a hands-on presentation of the complete objectives of the exam. It creatively applies flowcharts/pseudo-code/UML to analyze a programming task, evaluate it, and develop real Java code to solve it—all of the steps that are expected in SJPP exam. The book also gives insight into typical programming mistakes and guides the reader to avoid traps and pitfalls. Concepts are reinforced using hundreds of coding examples, as well as pictures and illustrations.

  • Uses programming techniques to help readers overcome the fear of programming. Uses flowcharts/algorithms/pseudo code/UML, along with clear and concise instructions to formulate the solution to a given task, enabling the reader to understand the task completely and write appropriate code easily.
  • 100% coverage of exam topics. Coverage of the topics given by Sun, to the level of depth required—no more, no less. The book has a FAQ on certification preparation and attending the exam, tips for passing the exam and getting high scores, flash cards for refreshing important concepts, a cheat-sheet for a quick refresh just an hour before attending the exam, and more.
  • Hands-on exercises on coding. Covers 500+ sample programs that are similar to the actual exam questions and difficulty level. Trying out these questions will be equivalent to attending 15+ tests, and hence you’ll be confident to clear the exam.
  • Exam preparation made fun and interesting! This book has lots of visual aids that makes the reading not just fun and interesting, but also makes sure you grasp the important concepts.

What you’ll learn

  • Hundreds of coding examples and insight into typical programming mistakes, which will equip you with the essential skills to analyze and solve a programming task, within the given exam time.
  • How to use Java language features, object-oriented concepts, core Java APIs, exception handling, Threads to solve a given problem.
  • How to develop underlying programming logic to solve a particular problem.
  • How to tune into the “exam mindset”. You’ll clearly understand the scope and objectives of the exam, all the technical topics required for the exam, and type and level-of-difficulty of the exam questions.
  • All of the usual mistakes and pitfalls programmers make while solving problems.
  • Only what’s needed—the relevant topics given by Sun’s “exam objectives.”

Who this book is for

This book is primarily for Java programmers planning to earn the Sun Java Programmer Plus (SJPP) certification. It is also for programmers who wish to polish their skills and start writing efficient and effective Java code, and have earlier programming experience with any object-oriented language and some familiarity with Java. Students who want to learn programming logic and problem solving in Java will also benefit from this title.

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