The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 1.4 takes a two-pronged approach, introducing the new features of J2SE 1.4 in the context of projects structured to mirror the Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD) examination. Upon reading this book, youll master the features of J2SE 1.4 while preparing yourself for the exam. To begin, you'll find discussion of the SCJD exam and the expectations of the programming assignment. You'll begin a sample project that develops throughout the book, each component building upon your knowledge of J2SE 1.4 features. Assuming a certain level of Java skill, this book excludes introductory Java concepts and gets right to what you need to know for the exam. Youll dig into the important J2SE 1.4 concepts that are vital for passing. If you intend to earn Java certification, The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 1.4 offers a supremely practical means for getting the jump on Java features.