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What advantages are there to SCJA?  RSS feed

 
Karl Woods
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What advantages are there to taking the SCJA before SCJP?
 
James Hobson
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You dont need to know as much java, so in a way you could regard it as a stepping stone.

It will help you to get used to Suns tests, which can sometimes be counterintuitive ("which 2 of the following are not true", rather than which are, etc.).

It is a much broader exam, whereas SCJP is about syntax and low level bit calculations, SCJA is a higher level qualification, dealing with how java should be used, when J2EE (or whatever sun is now calling it, JEE5?) is appropriate etc.
 
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