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scjp1.4 whats in whats out

 
Danish Shaukat
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Hi folks !
From what i've read on this forum, io and awt are out. So what has been added in the new exam...
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Rob Ross
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Know assertions, syntax, and how/when to use them, and when not to use them. Know about hash functions, what makes a good one, a bad one, and how to properly override Object.hashCode().
Everything else is pretty much the same as the current SCJP test, but you'll have to know threads in a lot greater detail than before.
 
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Originally posted by Rob Ross:
Everything else is pretty much the same as the current SCJP test, but you'll have to know threads in a lot greater detail than before.

I agree with Rob.
You should have a good knowledge about threads.
 
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Is it true that IO and awt are out???
I plan to take the test during the summer and I'm about to freak out over the heavy workload.
What topics should I focus on, and are there any that I can focus less on?
 
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Well, I can tell you on the Beta exam for the new 1.4 SCJP test, there were no AWT or IO questions. I assume that means that in the real test, there will be no AWT or IO questions as well. However, until the test is actually "final", this is really just speculation.
The new test should be ready sometime this summer. So for now, I'd start studying everything else besides AWT and IO; more than likely you won't need to worry about them for the real test.
 
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Excuse me for being so incredibly stupid, but I've never heard of beta tests...
What are they? Can you take them? How will I know when the real test is 1.4?
 
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Sun will announce when the 1.4 test is available. When that happens, it will also be announced here at JavaRanch.
A Beta test is just like beta software. They are testing the test. They give it to a few people for a short period of time to see how they do, and collect feedback, etc. The beta test period is now over, so there's no way for anyone else to take it. After Sun collects all the information they obtained from the beta test program, they'll make adjustments to the test, and it will be finalized then released and available to be taken.
 
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