INTRODUCTION

Organization

This book is organized in such a way as to serve as an in-depth review for the OCA 8 exam, for both experienced Java professionals and those in the early stages of experience with Java technologies. Each chapter covers at least one major aspect of the exam, with an emphasis on the “why” as well as the “how to” of programming in the Java language.

Practice exam software with two 80-question exams is available for download.

What This Book Is Not

You will not find a beginner’s guide to learning Java in this book. All 500+ pages of this book are dedicated solely to helping you pass the exam. If you are brand new to Java, we suggest you spend a little time learning the basics. You should not start with this book until you ...

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