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Do I need to get ceritfied with JSE 1.5 ?

 
chathura marasinghe
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Hi,

I got my SCJP passed 3 years back with the Java 1.4 and now I need to do the SCJD to enhance my knowledge on Java development. I know that it is possible to sit for the exam with any version of SCJP including 1.4 but my problem is that do I need to study more harder than a person who got passed with 1.5 because I think the new SCJD is biased toward latest SCJP?
Or am I really asking a dumb question from you gurus?
 
Alex Belisle Turcot
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Hi,

I strongly believe this will not affect you at all!
Just like you, I did SCJP 1.4 and later on I did SCJD with 6.0

SCJD is a home assignment, with unlimited time. The fact that you don't know generics (for instance) will not be a factor. In fact, just because you use JDK 6.0 does not mean you must use the new features.

Also, a lot of features are behind the scene. For instance, (if I recall correctly) JDK 5.0 introduced more efficient SWING libraries (faster visually), but the syntax barely changed. A JDK 1.4 programmer is still able to develop SWING application the same way with JDK 5.0 or 6.0...

Regards,
Alex
[ September 02, 2008: Message edited by: Alex Belisle Turcot ]
 
Alex Belisle Turcot
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Hi again,

I forgot to add that you should/could get Andrew's book. You'll find all the technical information in his book.

Alex
 
chathura marasinghe
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Thank you Alex. Now I am much more clear about getting certified. I am thinking of taking the Monkhouse's book and Cathy Sierra's one but not concluded yet just comparing over each one and trying to start the process.

Best regards
Chathura
 
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