If I am not wrong the root of this question lies in the objective 1.4
Develop code that declares both static and non-static methods, and�if appropriate� use method names that adhere to the JavaBeans naming standards. Also develop code that declares and uses a variable-length argument list.
I think the intention is to expect that good programmers not only write code that is very tricky and complex but also little descent.
SCJP exam has got nothing to do with Java code conventions. In fact the exam questions will not stick to code conventions [spaces] because to of universal testing tool should work on all kinds of OS's and resolution. thanks deepak
True, you may not need to know it for the test..... but....
you are going to be writing code to train for the test. It is a simple enough document, it takes about 10 minutes to read through and it will set a good foundation for writing "read-able, maintainable" code. I would advise studying and using it early on to set the pattern in your mind now.
SCJP - 86% - June 11, 2009