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OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Study Guide (Exam 1Z0-803) (Oracle Press) [Paperback]

Edward G. Finegan , Robert Liguori
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Book Description

1 Nov 2012 0071789421 978-0071789424 2

A Proven Study System for Oracle Certified Associate Exam 1Z0-803

Prepare for the Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 7 Programmer I exam with help from this exclusive Oracle Press guide. In each chapter, you'll find challenging exercises, practice questions, a two-minute drill, and a chapter summary to highlight what you've learned. Thisauthoritative guide will help you pass the test and will also serve as your essential on-the-job reference. Get complete coverage of all OCA objectives for exam 1Z0-803, including:

  • Packaging, compiling, and interpreting Java code
  • Programming with Java statements
  • Programming with Java operators and strings
  • Working with basic classes and variables
  • Understanding variable scope and class construction
  • Programming with arrays
  • Understanding class inheritance
  • Understanding polymorphism and casts
  • Handling exceptions
  • Working with classes and their relationships

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  • One full practice exam
  • Detailed answers and explanations
  • Score report performance assessment tool
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    • PDF copy of the book
    • Bonus exam


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Product details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne; 2 edition (1 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071789421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071789424
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.7 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Edward Finegan, SCJP, is a senior Java software developer and is currently working in the casino industry developing gaming software. He has past experience in aerospace radar data commutation and artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning algorithms.

Robert Liguori, SCJP has been a senior software engineer since 1996 and is currently the lead developer for several Java-based air traffic management applications. He is the President of the Atlantic City Java User Group.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as difficult as the exam 8 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback
On my first run through the practise exam that came with the book, I needed half the time and scored 93%. Sitting through the real exam I spent close to the alloted time and scored 85%. I.e., the real exam was more difficult than the impression the book gave me. I can also agree with other reviewers that there are factual errors to watch out for. If something doesn't make sense, look it up elsewhere!

But in all fairness, it was also quite helpful. I liked the exam-hints as well as the review bullets and test questions at the end of every chapter. More code exercises would have been great.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Book of errata 17 April 2013
Format:Paperback
While this book did do its job and I passed the exam with flying colors, I still think it's one of the worst technical books I have ever read. Half of the text feels like it isn't even English, the other half is luckily Java code, but even that is riddled with typos and other errors.

I found it extremely frustrating - stumbling and stumbling every step of the way. I can't understand how Oracle can release a book that's so obviously not even been proof-read by any competent proof-reader and how they, Oracle, happily put their name and logo all over the book's covers. I would have expected the book to be of much higher quality.

Since it's dealing only with the very basics of Java SE7, it CAN be used for exam preparation, but... I just CAN'T force myself to rate it any higher. My final verdict is: I *recommend* but - also - spit on this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it and learn 18 April 2014
By sokiu
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I've been reading it for a while, and it presented the topics in a clear and not boring way. good
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great course book for their course 25 Mar 2014
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A good book, easy to read and follow, good structure and always helpful in preparing for and taking the exam.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre book with easy reading 21 Feb 2014
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This book is easier than the actual exam and that also includes the test. Some sections of the book are totally out of the exam syllabus like object relationships with associations. In the real exam there are very few theoretical questions. It's a good start but I would recommend Mala Gupta's book which offers a much harder test which is more accurate in difficulty. Not a bad book though but certainly you expect something higher in quality from Oracle Press.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A decent book on the subject 3 Oct 2013
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This is a good book.
It might be enough for you to get through the exam, personally I am finding I have to do a bit more before I am happy to take the exam and be confident of a good chance of passing it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book. 12 Sep 2013
By Mr. Z
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Very good book in Java with free material to help teachers in classroom.
Why it's very hard to find this type of books in Portugal?
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