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passed SCJP 1.5 upgrade exam

 
Andrew Shumway
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Just got back the 1.5 upgrade exam.

I studied intensly with the new S&B SCJP book. The test seemed
quite a bit easier than any of the sample tests.

46 questions total
4 questions on Generics
8 Drag and drop questions.

I was a bit disapointed with my score 82% as I had over 90% confidence
in all but three of my answers.

I never thought to figure out what happens when one static nested class extends another static nested class and overrides a method... However, as I've worked with this since the test I think I got thoes right.

Thanks to everyone for all your help.
 
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Congratulations
I'm considering taking on the upgarde too sometimes.
Does the upgrade only contains 1.5 specific related stuff (like Generics, Enums, Autoboxing...), or does it also contain topics of 1.4 ?
 
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Fantastic Andrew!

We're very happy to hear that the sample exams were hard enough to help you prepare well.

Bert
 
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Congratz !!!
 
Andrew Shumway
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Originally posted by Satou kurinosuke:
Congratulations
I'm considering taking on the upgarde too sometimes.
Does the upgrade only contains 1.5 specific related stuff (like Generics, Enums, Autoboxing...), or does it also contain topics of 1.4 ?


If you look at the objectives for the normal 1.5 exam you'll see that there is a lot of carry over from 1.4. Threads, language fundamentals, Collections etc. Any and all fo this can be found in the 1.5 upgrade exam.

I found the best way to guage what will or won't be on the exam is to compare the full and upgrade objectives and line out the sections on the full exam that are not in the objectives for the upgrade exam. This gives a bit better indication of the subset you will be tested on.

Also note. My opinion is that the portion NOT on the upgrade exam is the easier part of the objectives. This means that the average difficulty of the questions on the upgrade is higher.

--cheers
 
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