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Seid Myadiyev
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Dear Mehran and all Java Developers,
I apologize, in advance, to ask question that were answered before but I did not get these points cleared out for myself.
I am preparing to start working on Java Developer exam assignment and I just ordered
The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 1.4 by
Mehran Habibi -- I heard many wonderful reviews about this book.
I would like to confirm with Mehran (Max) these 3 points.
1. Is Java 2 SDK Version considered as a “production version” and the one I can use for developing my solution for the assignment using ALL its NEWEST features?
the SDK that is currently available on this URL: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.1/download.html
2. If I complete my assignment while current exam version is still in BETA, which version will I be considered to have successfully completed -- 1.2 or 1.4? Will my certificate specify this version?
3. How long does it normally take to complete both parts of this exam, considering one would dedicate to it 17-20 hours per week?
I appreciate your time given to answering these questions!
Thanks very much!
 
Seid Myadiyev
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I am sorry, I missed the version number:
1. Is Java 2 SDK VERSION 1.4.1_01 considered as a “production version” and the one I can use for developing my solution for the assignment using ALL its NEWEST features?
(the SDK that is currently available on this URL):
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.1/download.html
Thank you!
 
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Hi Seid,
Congratulations on signing up for the Exam.
Originally posted by Seid Myadiyev:
Dear Mehran and all Java Developers,
I apologize, in advance, to ask question that were answered before but I did not get these points cleared out for myself.
I am preparing to start working on Java Developer exam assignment and I just ordered
The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 1.4 by
Mehran Habibi -- I heard many wonderful reviews about this book.
I would like to confirm with Mehran (Max) these 3 points.
1. Is Java 2 SDK Version considered as a “production version” and the one I can use for developing my solution for the assignment using ALL its NEWEST features?
the SDK that is currently available on this URL: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.1/download.html

Yes, you may use jdk 1.2.x, 1.3.x, or 1.4.x(all part of Java 2). I recommend jdk 1.4, all the newest features,

2. If I complete my assignment while current exam version is still in BETA, which version will I be considered to have successfully completed -- 1.2 or 1.4? Will my certificate specify this version?

As I understand it, the next SCJD will not actually be the 1.4 version: it will simply be an update. But to answer your question, so no, I don't believe your exam will be version. However, I don't think sun has really decided what direction they want go with this.

3. How long does it normally take to complete both parts of this exam, considering one would dedicate to it 17-20 hours per week?

I appreciate your time given to answering these questions!
Thanks very much!
Only you can really answer that question: I would guess that, if you're particularly talented, it might take you a month.
All best,
M, author
The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 1.4
 
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Mehran, thank you very much for your prompt reply!
I will use Java 2 SDK 1.4.1_01 for my solution.
Thank you again!
 
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Happy to help. Let me know if I can do anything else.
All best,
M, author
The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 1.4
 
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