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