Unique among Java tutorials, A Programmer's Guide to Java (R) 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