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Today, I noticed that the status of my book, Java Programmer Certification Mock Exam, has been updated to print-ready; and the book now appears on the web site of the print-on-demand company that is printing the book and distributing it. I noticed that the current price, $25.99, is lower than the cover price that I had requested. I don't know if they will correct the error, so this might be a good time to order one. The book can be ordered at the following URL.

I noticed that the cover image does not appear on the web site. The following is the cover that I designed, but I'm not sure how it will appear on the book.

A sample chapter is available at the following.

Some readers might prefer the book over my Web site, because the questions in the book specify the number of answer options that must be selected.

The book measures 8.0 inches by 10.5 inches and contains 398 pages. The margins are very narrow, so the book is packed with text.

Most of the content is the questions from my web site. If you are among the readers that work my exams from pages printed from my Web site, then you might save money on paper and toner if you buy the book.

The chapters are arranged as single topic exams, but some chapters cover more than one topic. The chapter introductions are very short--a typical length is two to four pages. The short introductions have been written based on the assumption that you are using the book as a work book to accompany any Java fundamentals textbook or any Java programmer certification study guide.

In addition to chapter introductions, the book also contains appendices that cover topics such as conversions between binary, octal and hexadecimal. Topics such as those have been placed in appendices because the real exam does not focus on those topic but people often ask for information on those topics.

I have not yet received a copy of the book, so you might get yours before I get mine.

All books have an acknowledgments page and I would like to copy mine here.


Many people have contributed suggestions for improvements to the content of this book, but no one has contributed more to the technical review process than Marlene Miller. Thank you Marlene for your amazing work!

I would also like to thank the hundreds of people at the JavaRanch ( for all of the feedback that has contributed to the quality of my Web site ( and this book.

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In my previous post, I said that my book is print-ready, but I didn't explain what that means. The company that I am working with,, does print-on-demand publishing. If you order the book from their retail web site,, then your order starts a print job at the printing facility that is located nearest you. For example, if the delivery address is a home in Europe, then the book will be printed at the nearest location in Europe. The print-on-demand approach speeds deliveries and reduces shipping costs.

BookSurgePublishing will also sell the book through, but it will be about a month before the book appears on the web site. If you place an order at Amazon, then the order will be forwarded to BookSurgePublishing, the book will be printed at the facility nearest to you, and the book will be shipped directly from BookSurgePublishing to your address. Amazon only handles the orders, but Amazon never actually handles the book.

I wanted to minimize the size and cost of the book, so I formatted the text to minimize wasted paper. If you are among those that print the pages of my web site and work from printed pages, then you will save a lot of paper if you buy the book. It's amazing but true; you can save a tree by buying the book. This book is really a tree-saver.
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