A Programmer's Guide to Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)

by Rolf W Rasmussen & Khalid A. Mughal
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Publisher: Pearson Education

Publication Date: July 22, 2016

ISBN: 9780132943116

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Unique among Java tutorials, A Programmer’s Guide to Java® SE 8 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA): A Comprehensive Primer combines an integrated, expert introduction to Java SE 8 with comprehensive coverage of Oracle’s new Java SE 8 OCA exam 1Z0-808.


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