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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Mughal, Khalid Azim.
  A programmer's guide to Java SCJP certification : a comprehensive primer / Khalid A.
Mughal, Rolf W. Rasmussen.—3rd ed.
     p. cm.
  Previously published under title: A programmer's guide to Java certification.
  Includes bibliographical references and index.
  ISBN 0-321-55605-4 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  1. Electronic data processing personnel--Certification. 2. Operating systems (Computers)
—Examinations--Study guides. 3. Java (Computer program language)--Examinations--
Study guides. I. Rasmussen, Rolf (Rolf W.) II. Mughal, Khalid Azim. Programmer’s guide
to Java certification. III. Title.

  QA76.3.M846 2008
  005.2'762--dc22                                                                           2008048822

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ISBN-13: 978-0-321-55605-9

Text printed in the United States on recycled paper at Courier in Stoughton, Massachusetts.

First printing, December 2008


To the loving memory of my mother, Zubaida Begum, and my father, Mohammed Azim.


For Olivia E. Rasmussen and Louise J. Dahlmo.


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