From the Back Cover
This exam measures the ability to design, write, and understand programs written in language version 1.4 of the Java 2 Platform. The programmer¿s exam concentrates on the language basics. This book is not intended to teach new material. Instead it assumes that you have a solid foundation of knowledge but can use a refresher on important concepts as well as a guide to exam topics and objectives. This book focuses exactly on what you need to pass the exam - it features test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, and a special Cram Sheet that includes tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else. The series is supported online at several Web sites: examcram.com, informit.com, and cramsession.com.
The accompanying CD features PrepLogic™ Practice Tests, Preview Edition. This product includes one complete PrepLogic Practice Test with approximately the same number of questions found on the actual vendor exam. Each question contains full, detailed explanations of the correct and incorrect answers. The engine offers two study modes, Practice Test and Flash Review, full exam customization, and a detailed score report.
About the Author
Bill Brogden is LANWrights, Inc.'s Vice President of Technology and Development. A fulltime programmer and writer based in Leander, Texas, Bill has more than 20 years' experience in the programming field. He's worked for clients as diverse as The Psychological Corporation, Litidex, and Cox Newspapers, and has written programs ranging from text indexing and retrieval software to online courseware. Bill has been helping people pass the Java programmer certification exam for years with the Exam Cram series and online example tests.
Marcus Green has been working with PCs since 1986 and with Internet technologies since 1992. He has written extensively on Java Programmer Certification and runs a Web site on that subject at http://www.jchq.net. He has written database-backed Web sites using Perl, PHP, and JSP, and he uses Linux as his default operating system.
Steve Heckler is a freelance programmer and IT trainer specializing in .NET, Java, ColdFusion, Flash ActionScript, and XML. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, he works with clients nationwide. In addition, he is the author of the Sun Certification Instructor Resource Kit (310-025, 310-027): Java 2 Programmer and Developer Exams and Sun Certification Instructor Resource Kit (310-080): Java 2 Web Component Developer Exam, both from Que Publishing. Prior to being self-employed, he served nearly seven years as vice president and president of a leading East Coast IT training firm. He holds bachelors and masters degrees from Stanford University.
Ger Button has extensive and diversified experience in software development projects, including customizing systems, training developers, and installing remittance-processing systems for municipalities and corporations across the country. One of his more interesting projects was the two-month evaluation of a Norwegian bank's paperless Teller Software System. Ger's transition to Java was prompted by ATT's need for a customized Internet bank prototype that was demonstrated at a national trade show. Teaching has been a significant part of his projects, and he has encouraged mentoring relationships that transfer skills to other team members he works with. His other interests range from building custom PCs to flying gliders. Ger is Sun certified as both a Java Programmer and a Java instructor, and can be reached at JavaTrek.com.