This book provides an extensive coverage of the basics and advanced levels of Java, necessary to master the language and hence come out with flying colors in the Sun Java Certification exam SCJP. This book is backed by the website http://www.awl.com/cseng which includes a mock exam, source code for all the examples in the book and solutions for the exercises along with links to miscellaneous Java newsgroups and tools. The source code comes in very handy for those who would wish to have hands-on experience in Java before appearing for the exams. The book provides an in-depth knowledge of all the objectives of the SCJP exam.
All the chapters are well organized and provides a detailed insight into the language enabling even the beginners in Java to pass with a good percentage in the first attempt. Each chapter has a summary at the end which helps the reader to make a note of the important features of the language which otherwise might be left unnoticed.
The exercises at the end of each chapter helps the reader to get used to the type of questions asked in the exam and to get a better understanding of each objective. The sample exam provided in the book at the end, allows the reader to know the level of difficulty of the exam. If the reader passes both the sample exam and the mock exam in the website, then he is guaranteed to pass the exam with good percentage with little effort.