OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-808

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Full coverage of functional programming and all OCA Java Programmer exam objectives

OCA, Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide, Exam 1Z0-808 is a comprehensive study guide for those taking the Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I exam (1Z0-808). With complete coverage of 100% of the exam objectives, this book provides everything you need to know to confidently take the exam. The release of Java 8 brought the language's biggest changes to date, and for the first time, candidates are required to learn functional programming to pass the exam. This study guide has you covered, with thorough functional programming explanation and information on all key topic areas Java programmers need to know. You'll cover Java inside and out, and learn how to apply it efficiently and effectively to create solutions applicable to real-world scenarios.

  • Work confidently with operators, conditionals, and loops
  • Understand object-oriented design principles and patterns
  • Master functional programming fundamentals
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About the author

Jeanne Boyarsky, OCA/OCP, has worked as a Java developer for a bank in NYC for 12 years where she develops, mentors and conducts training. In her free time, she is a senior moderator at CodeRanch and works on the forum code base. Scott Selikoff, SCJP, has been a professional Java Enterprise developer for over 15 years. He currently operates Selikoff Solutions, LLC, which provides software consulting services to businesses in the tri-state New York City area.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Dec 11, 2014
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9781118957417
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Certification Guides / General
Computers / Programming / General
Computers / Programming Languages / Java
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Based on Mughal and Rasmussen’s highly regarded guide to the original SCJP Certification, this streamlined volume has been thoroughly revised to reflect major changes in the new Java SE 8 OCA exam. It features an increased focus on analyzing code scenarios and not just individual language constructs, and each exam objective is thoroughly addressed, reflecting the latest Java SE 8 features, API classes, and best practices for effective programming.

Other features include

Summaries that clearly state what topics to read for each objective of the Java SE 8 OCA exam Dozens of exam-relevant review questions with annotated answers Programming exercises and solutions to put theory into practice A mock exam with realistic questions to find out if you are ready to take the official exam An introduction to essential concepts in object-oriented programming (OOP) and functional-style programming In-depth coverage of declarations, access control, operators, flow control, OOP techniques, lambda expressions, key API classes, and more Program output demonstrating expected results from complete Java programs Advice on avoiding common pitfalls in writing Java code and on taking the certification exam Extensive use of UML (Unified Modeling Language) for illustration purposes
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