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Conducting the J2EE Job Interview : IT Manager Guide for J2EE with Interview Questions



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This book is the accumulated observations of the author's interviews with hundreds of job candidates. The author provides useful insights into what characteristics make a good J2EE programmer and offers his accumulated techniques as an aid to interviewing a J2EE programmer job candidate. This handy guide has a complete set of J2EE job interview questions and provides a complete method for accurately assessing the technical abilities of J2EE job candidates. By using J2EE job interview questions that only an experienced person knows, your application developers can ask the right interview questions and fill your J2EE job with the best qualified J2EE developer. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Jeffrey M. Hunter is an Oracle Certified Professional, a Java Development Certified Professional, and is currently employed as a senior database administrator. His work includes advanced performance tuning, Java programming, capacity planning, database security, and physical/logical database design in a UNIX, Linux, and Windows NT environment. He lives in Butler, Pennsylvania. Donald K. Burleson is the author of 16 Oracle database books and is the editor in chief of Oracle Internals. He is an Oracle consultant with extensive experience designing and implementing Oracle8 databases, including systems architecture, project management, data warehouse design, implementation and tuning, tuning massively parallel Oracle databases, Oracle SQL tuning, using Oracle with SAP, and tuning very large Oracle databases. He lives in Kittrell, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Using the Online Code Depotp. 1
Conventions Used in this Bookp. 2
Acknowledgementsp. 4
Prefacep. 6
The J2EE Developer Evaluationp. 9
Introductionp. 9
J2EE Architect vs. J2EE Developerp. 10
Preparing the J2EE Professional Job Offeringp. 11
Preparing the Incentive Packagep. 12
Defining the Required Job Skillsp. 14
Basic IT Skillsp. 17
Sun Certified J2EE Developers and Architectsp. 18
The Value of Java and J2EE Certificationp. 18
Training for Certificationp. 21
Characteristics of the J2EE Professionalp. 22
Sample Job Sheet for a Senior J2EE Architectp. 23
Sample J2EE Job Sheetp. 24
Educationp. 24
Work Experiencep. 24
Sun Java / J2EE Certificationp. 25
Publishing and Researchp. 25
Personal Integrityp. 26
USA Citizenshipp. 26
Additional Specialized Skillsp. 26
Conclusionp. 27
The Successful J2EE Professionalp. 28
Qualityp. 28
Evaluating Employment Historyp. 29
Fraudulent Work Historyp. 29
Evaluating Personal Integrityp. 30
Evaluating Academic Historyp. 31
The Quality of Educationp. 31
Rating College Educationp. 32
College Major and Job Suitabilityp. 34
International Degreesp. 35
Advanced Degrees and J2EE Professionalsp. 36
The New Graduatep. 36
Personality of the J2EE Professionalp. 38
Self-confidencep. 39
A Curious Naturep. 40
A Tenacious Dispositionp. 41
Polite Mannersp. 41
Self-Motivatingp. 42
Detail Orientationp. 44
Conclusionp. 45
Roles for the J2EE Professionalp. 47
Skills assessmentp. 47
J2EE Professional Job Rolesp. 48
Purchasing and Installationp. 50
Project and Development Life Cycle Methodologiesp. 51
Software Configuration Managementp. 51
Application Packagingp. 51
Tool Providerp. 51
Application Component Developersp. 52
Application Assemblyp. 52
Application Deployer / Administratorp. 52
Java Securityp. 53
J2EE / Java Application Tuningp. 53
Troubleshootingp. 54
Communication Skillsp. 55
Conclusionp. 56
Initial Screeningp. 58
Preparationp. 58
The High Cost of Attrition and Hiring Overheadp. 59
Choosing Viable Candidatesp. 60
Dealing with IT Headhuntersp. 61
General Evaluation Criteriap. 62
Gleaning Demographics from the Candidatep. 65
Resume Evaluationp. 68
Evaluating Trainingp. 71
Telephone Screeningp. 73
Technical Pre-Testingp. 75
Developing Questions for Interviewsp. 76
The IT Candidate's Demeanorp. 77
Eye Contactp. 78
Fidgetingp. 78
Dictionp. 78
Appropriate Appearancep. 80
Conducting the Background Checkp. 81
Making the Initial Job Offerp. 82
Conclusionp. 84
The On-site Interviewp. 85
Evaluationp. 85
Questions from the Candidatep. 86
Telephone Pre-interview Questionsp. 87
Technical Questionsp. 91
Java and J2EE Versionsp. 91
Qualificationsp. 92
J2EE Development Conceptsp. 94
Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)p. 107
Java Servletsp. 115
Java Server Pages (JSP)p. 131
Java Beansp. 142
Design Patternsp. 149
Enterprise Java Beans (EJB)p. 159
Java Message Service (JMS)p. 174
Non-Technical Questionsp. 190
General Questionsp. 195
Policies and Proceduresp. 209
Qualityp. 211
Commitment to Taskp. 213
Planning, Prioritizing and Goal Settingp. 216
Attention to Detailp. 218
Self-Initiativep. 221
Indexp. 224
About Jeffrey Hunterp. 228
About Mike Reedp. 229
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