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Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport (Exam 310-025) Paperback – October 26, 2001

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From the Back Cover

From the #1 Name in Professional Certification

Get on the road to becoming a Java 2 certified professional programmer with this concise, affordable, and portable study tool. Certification guru Mike Meyers and his selected trailblazers will guide you on your career path, providing expert tips and sound advice along the way. With an intensive focus on only what you need to know to pass the test, this Certification Passport is your ticket to success on exam day.

In Each Chapter:
*Itinerary--List of official exam objectives covered
*ETA--Amount of time needed to complete the lesson
*Travel Advisories--Expert advice on critical topics
*Local Lingos--Concise definitions of key terms and concepts
*Travel Assistance--Recommended resources for more information
*Exam Tips--Callouts of common exam pitfalls
*Checkpoint--End-of-chapter review with questions and answers
*Career Flight Path--Career options mapped out to maximize the return from your IT journey

Passport Practice Exam on CD powered by ExamWeb

About the Series Editor:
Mike Meyers is the best-selling author of three editions of the #1 A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and several other computer books. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world and a member of CompTIA.

About the Author

Phil Hanna (Raleigh, NC) is a principal systems developer working one e-commerce solutions in the Research and Development Division of SAS Institute. Formerly a consultant at Chase Manhattan Bank, he worked for 7 years at IBM developing network-based software. He has more than 20 years experience as a programmer, analyst, project leader, and systems architect. Kathy Sierra (Arvada, CO) travels the globe spreading the word about Java by teaching a variety of Java courses through Sun Educational Services. Kathy started javaranch.com in January 1998. The site is dedicated to Java newbies and those seeking Java certification. Jane Griscti (Toronto, Canada) is employed by the IBM HelpCentre where she currently develops internal tools using a combination of Notes Databases, Rexx, and DB2.

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Product Details

  • Series: Passport (Osborne)
  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill (October 26, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072193662
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072193664
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,694,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Multiple authors with differing styles is OK. The information is mostly well presented and targeted for the exam. But the sample test questions are a disaster. They are awful. About 10% of the questions in the book and on the practice CD are woefully wrong. Examples abound and range from questions that don't list any correct answer as an option, due to a type-o (p. 211 #2), to questions on the software exam that say "select two" and then give radio buttons, thus making multiple selections impossible. If you are looking for a second or a third book to read to prepare for the exam, you'll be able to extract enough good from this to merit the purchase. Plus, debugging the [messed] up questions is good practice! But if you are looking for one book with which you hope to prepare, avoid this one. Much better is that from Roberts, Heller and Ernest (Also has some errors, but there is an errata list on the website). The folks at Osborne also have an errata page, which doesn't mention this book...
As series editor, blame must fall squarely on Mike Meyers, who says "I love every aspect of this book you hold in your hands". Next time, better look at all the aspects of a book before sending it to press.
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By A Customer on August 2, 2002
Format: Paperback
What's Good:
1. Gives you good overview of what to expected on the exam.
2. Questions at the end of each chapter and their answers (not all answers are clear but overall it's acceptable).
3. Quick summary at the end of each chapter.
What's Bad:
1. Tons of errors. Just look at the book's webpage. The lack of professionalism on the publisher's part is quite evident. Let me put it this way, if I had know it had this much errors prior to purchasing this book, I wouldn't have purchased it.
2. Very weak in area's where explanation IS necessary. It really annoys the hell out of you after a while. This is definitely not a book for beginners, but even if you are an expert some statements in the book will make you say "huh, what the heck are they talking about?"
3. The accompanying CD is worthless! Just go to "JavaRanch.com/maha" for mock exams.
What's Ugly:
1. The book's index is just horrible! You can hardly find what you are looking for even though something pertaining to it is discussed in the book.
2. No glossary. What's an exam book without a glossary? The book make's it nearly impossible to do last minute check on things you don't fully comprehend. If the back of the book index was good the lack of a glossary would have been acceptable but it isn't.
I would recommend that you go to your local library and check it out rather than purchase it. You definitely shouldn't rely on this book alone to prepare you for the exam.
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Format: Paperback
I'm a Java instructor and I really like this book. It's succinct by nature with the ultimate goal of passing the Sun 310-025 certification exam. However, there are many surprises in this book for students learning Java without intending certification. For example, chapter 10 on "AWT2: Making the Screen Work," is the best single chapter I've found that progressively takes the reader through the event model and implementing listeners. If you're having trouble understanding anonymous inner class listeners, buy this book for that reason alone.
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By A Customer on January 29, 2002
Format: Paperback
Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
by Cindy Glass, Jane Griscti, Margarita Isayeva, Ajith Kallambella, and Kathy Sierra
Publishers : McGraw Hill Osborne
List Price : $ 29.99
This book is organized according to the objectives of the Programmer Certification exam. Each chapter corresponds to a major objective of the exam and is broken into sub topics based on detailed objectives. At the beginning of each chapter the authors list the approximate amount of time you will need to spend on that chapter based on your level of expertise. Although I consider myself between newbie and intermediate, I was able to cover the chapters in the range mentioned for experts. This probably means that their time estimates are rather generous.
All chapters include notes, tips and warnings especially targeted towards the exam. There are questions at the end of each chapter that help you assess how well you have understood the topic. Be aware of the typos and errors in the questions / answers. I hear that the publishers will be putting up an errata page soon.
Common problem areas for people new to Java, such as Garbage Collection, Threads, immutability of the string object, passing arguments to methods etc. are covered in great detail. Wise use of diagrams to represent these concepts makes them easy to understand. The bitwise operators are also explained graphically with plenty of examples. The methods of the Math class, objects in thejava.lang package are covered in more detail than in some other popular books.
The chapters on AWT and java.IO packages strictly adhere to the exam objectives. There is no in-depth coverage of the topics.
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By A Customer on November 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have been working with Java for 4 years now and decided to finally get certified.
I decided to go against my instinct and not read amazon's reviews before purchasing the book. It was a terrible decision.
There are so many errors in the testing sections of this book, that I will most likely have to pay more money and get another book just to straighten my mind out. Examples of this include things where the author suggests you choose 3 out 5 possible answers for a multiple choice question, and then only lists 2 correct answers in the solutions. Now granted this inhumane struggle is a great way to learn the langauge, but isn't that what I paid the author to do in the first place?
Do not waste your time on this or other passport books.
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