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What is the difference between SCJP1.4 and 1.5??

 
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What is the difference between SCJP1.4 and 1.5? and if i want to take my SCJP which one is advisable???
please tell me the recomended books for both 1.4 and 1.5.

Waiting for ur replies...
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Hi Meghana,
In SCJP 1.5, lots of new topics r added by Sun like enum, static imports, coupling plus lots of API contents r added such as java.io, java.text package etc. Topics like shift operators is removed in SCJP 1.5 which is in 1.4.

here is the url of both versions...

SCJP 1.4
SCJP 1.4

SCJP 1.5
SCJP 1.5

For certification study guide...
1. SCJP 5.0 by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates
2. SCJP by Simon Robert
3. SCJP by Khalid Mughal

These r some books which u can refer 4 certification.

Hope this will help.

Regards

Naseem.K
 
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Also SCJPFAQ has more information about SCJP.
 
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I have some information that may help at
http://www.examulator.com/moodle/mod/resource/view.php?id=183
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hey all thanks a ton for the help
i did not know the books and i baught head first Java... will it be useful??
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Hi Meghana,

Head First Java might be useful if you're just starting to learn Java. But it is not meant to be a study guide for any version of the SCJP exam. If you're just starting to learn Java, you might start with HF Java, then when you have finished that book you will need to get a book that is really focused on the SCJP exam.

hth,

Bert
 
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hi bert,

i already know java a bit. so should i start with SCJP 5.0 by Kathy Sierra & you??

Cheers
Meghana
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Hi Meghana,

If you already know Java then maybe Head First Java isn't the right book for you. If you want to study for the 1.5 exam, you could use our SCJP 5 book, or you could look at reviews here at JavaRanch and other places and see if there is another book you might like better. Of course, we like our book but some people have different opinions. We think that the Mughal book was really good for the 1.4 exam - a lot of people preferred Mughal's style to our style, but I don't think Mughal is quite done with a 1.5 version yet.

I think that most people would say that our SCJP books are more focused on the exam, and that the Mughal book(s?) cover the exam AND also provide a more thorough Java reference. Kathy and I prefer to have our books be as focused as possible, but some people like the idea of one book that can be both a study guide and a reference book later on. Again, you might want to check to see what the timing of the Mughal book is for the 1.5 exam.

hth,

Bert
 
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Oh, one last comment...

Most people think that our books are less formal (Kathy likes to say that they are "festive" ). Some people think that's great, but some people think that a good reference book should be more serious. I think that Mughal's book takes a more traditional, serious approach than our books, so it's a matter of style.
 
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i have read your "head first JSP and Servlets". I really like the way you guys have written the book. So i am really keen to have a look at the SCJP 5. I really enjoyed reading it informally. it is fun and my graphical memory is better than verbal, so i felt lucky when i saw your book for the first time.

I will also have a look at Mughal's book too which he has written for 1.4 exam.

thanks a ton for your help
 
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