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Vassili Vladimir
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Hi,

I'm planning to start the preparation process of my SCJA examination, so i had this question in mind: The SCJA exam is in its 1.0 version, will there be a newer version soon or what ? do i have to wait or just start preparing ?

Can anybody help me out ?

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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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I don't think you'll need to worry about a new version emerging. In fact, Sun hasn't even released an SCJA book out yet. I don't think you'd see them retire an exam before they have time to market their own learning material.

Many of the exams are updated in line with newer versions of the SDK, but older exams aren't retired for a while. SCJA is a little different, because it is somewhat agnostic towards JDK/J2EE versions. There's actually been debate over exactly which version of the SDK the SCJA actually tests you on.

The point is, the exam is very flexible, and doesn't really need to be retired if a new JDK or J2EE version comes out. I think you'll see the exam around in this version for a while. Furthermore, if it is updated, I doubt the criteria will change much.

Start studying, and get this exam from Sun under your belt!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
Vassili Vladimir
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Thanks for your help, advices and everything

I will start studying ASAP, any specific book to read ?

Thank you so much Mr.Cameron.

My Best Regards ...
 
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Originally posted by Cameron W. McKenzie:
...SCJA is a little different, because it is somewhat agnostic towards JDK/J2EE versions...

That's exactly right. In general, the SCJA exam doesn't drill down to a level at which version differences are critical.
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Vassili, are you asking ME which books to read? You won't get an unbiased answer.

For learning Java syntax, Head First Java is the best. I have two study guides for SCJA that will help you focus on the exam objectives and test yourself. You can find them on my signature links.

Cheers!

-Cameron McKenzie
[ April 18, 2007: Message edited by: Cameron W. McKenzie ]
 
Vassili Vladimir
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Hi,

No I'm not asking for the syntax, i was just asking for a study guide

Thanks anyways i have been guided for everything from the links attached with your posts ...

Thank you so much ...
 
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