Welcome to OCA Java SE 7 Programmer Study Guide (Exam 1Z0-803).
This book is designed for people who want to pass the OCA Java SE 7 Programmer exam, which is also known as the Java SE 7 Programmer 1 exam. I assume you already know Java and have used it to write programs. If you are completely new to Java, then I recommend that you start with a Java tutorial book such as my own Java: A Beginner’s Tutorial, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9780992133047).
If you have programmed in Java before but are not up to date with the current Java language and technologies, you can still use this book as it comes with a Java refresher. In fact, the Java refresher includes all the materials that you need to master to pass the exam. Each of the eight chapters ...