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When new version comes what happens to old version...?

 
venkatesh rajmendram
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Hi All,
I am planning to start preparing for SCWCD, I am right now slightly confused.If I take the exam now..which ever is the version right now, what happens after the new exam is released in March 2004 or whenever ?
Is this exam still valid ? or do I need to give some sort of upgrade ?
I don't have much time to wait till March..I was planning by this month end. As I have experience in J2EE....
Any help in this regard is helpful....
Thanks
Venkatesh
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SCJP 1.4
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Venkatesh,

what happens after the new exam is released in March 2004 or whenever ?

The old exam will still be there, as you can expect this from SCJP 1.2 and SCJP 1.4. There are still co-exist after SCJP 1.4 is released more than 1 year.

Is this exam still valid ?

YES.

or do I need to give some sort of upgrade ?

Upgrade or not is solely depends on what you want.
Personally, I wont upgrade exams unless the old one is really phase out, or there is a special promotion (like my SCJP 1.4, I got a 75% off discount )
Nick.
 
venkatesh rajmendram
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Hi Nichollas,
Is there a major difference between the new and old exam..How do they differ ? any suggestions....
Thanks
Venkatesh
 
venkatesh rajmendram
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Do you know where to apply for vouchers ? Is it late now ?
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Venkatesh,

Is there a major difference between the new and old exam..How do they differ ? any suggestions....

According to the posts here, there are around 40% different, and Mr. Bates said the new exam is more difficult that the current one.
You may obtain more details in this post:
Update: (but NOT final) SCWCD beta news
The new topics includes:
- Filters
- JSLT
- Expression Language
- Some additional design patterns

Do you know where to apply for vouchers ? Is it late now ?

The voucher can be applied from SunCert@Prometric.com.
I am not sure whether there are still vouchers available, but you may have a try.
Details about beta can be refered to:
SCWCD 1.4 FREE Beta Voucher Info
Nick.
 
venkatesh rajmendram
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Hi Nicholas,
If we want to get the voucher, what information do we need to send to prometric. Please let me know , when I sent mail I got some out of office mail from prometric.
Thanks
Venkatesh
 
Pratibha Malhotra
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HI Venkatesh
U need to send a mail to SunCert@thomson.com.
Confirmation Mail with a voucher number will be mailed to u if they are still available.
Give it a try. New year might just turned out to be lucky for you.....
 
Michael Sullivan
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I used SunCert@prometric.com and sent in my prometric ID.
 
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