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Flunked SCJP 5.0,guidance needed

 
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Hi,

I took SCJP 5.0 today and flunked with just 33 correct answers.I selected the wrong version as I was prepared for vestion 1.4.Followed K&B book as a bible.I was getting 75-85% in those mock exams.

The 5.0 exam was a surprise for me with lots of drag and drop questions,questions on Generics,DateFormat etc.Had a real bad day.

Now,I am wondering if I can give the 1.4 exam (not 5.0) in the next couple of days or the 2 weeks restriction applies to my case.

Plz help me out guys.

bye,
Mitesh
 
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Mitesh,

Sorry to hear that you have failed.
Certainly, SCJP 5.0 is very different from SCJP 1.4.
Regarding your case, I doubt anybody had similar experience, so it would be better to contact Prometric or Sun Certification Programm representative to get accurate information.

regards,
MZ
 
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Sorry to hear that.

Next time, it is better to make sure the exam taken with the exam code as well, for example, 310-035 vs 310-055.

Nick
 
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Well, if it makes you feel any better, I barely passed with the same thought process, and got a 62%. The focus is different in 5.0. There were a lot of things in the 1.4 K&B book that I never got questions on in 5.0. Thanks to MZ for getting me familiar with the 5.0 objectives, or I would've failed too. If I was smart, I would've read the MZ docs *thoroughly*, and I would've passed easily. For you, I would suggest that.
 
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