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This study group is intended to give students the knowledge necessary to
pass the latest Sun Java Certification exam. For more information
on this exam, see http://suned.sun.com/usa/cert_test.html.
This is not a course "per se" in that you do not register for it, and you
are not assigned a grade. This is not a course officially provided
by R.I.T. However, students that attend the meetings are expected
to take the study group seriously, do the assigned work and attend every
The idea for this course was that of Mark
Roth and Paul Tymann.
In the interest of not wanting to pay for the Java Certification exam just
to fail it, we've decided to hold a study group that will cover all neccesary
topics required to achieve a passing grade on the exam.
The official instructor for this course is Paul
Tymann. However, we keep students awake by having each of them
teach at least one chapter in the book.
If you have questions regarding this course, or would like to sign up for
it, please contact either Mark Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org),
or Paul Tymann (email@example.com).
The text used for this course is "Java 1.1 Certification Study Guide" -
by Simon Roberts and Philip Heller. ISBN 0-7821-2069-5.
This book may not be available in the bookstore, but is available through
& Noble, or Amazon.com,
among others. Students are required to purchase this book, or look
along with others who have. This textbook has received excellent
reviews and was written by one of the people responsible for writing the
Meeting Place / Time
This course meets in the Small CS Conference Room in the Ross Building
(Building 10) on Tuesday nights from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Each week, one or more students will present some topic in the course.
Selected sample code and labs for each week will be available below.
PowerPoint presentations are available for most covered labs. Click
on the topic name to download the PowerPoint file in PowerPoint 97 format.
Click on the name of a presenter to send them email.
Students should read the assigned chapters and attend the class to participate
in the presentation. Students should also complete any post labs
assigned by the presenter.
If time permits, the following topics will be covered:
Preparing a Presentation
Presenters preparing their material to present should place emphasis on
Students in the class are expected to read the material in order to be
adequately prepared, and complete the post lab assigned by the presenter
by the next meeting.
General yet complete coverage of the topic
Sample Exam Questions
Actively involve the class
Prepare a post lab, containing a sample project to be completed by all
students by the next meeting.
Last Updated: February 1, 1999