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Hello Guyz,

I would like to do SCJP certification. I did google search and found that there are two versions of SCJP (1.4 & 5.0). I would like to know is there any difference between the two other than the pattern/type of questions. Does SCJP5.0 has more value than 1.4??? Do let me know how to start.

Thanks in advance,

Naveen.
 
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Hi Naveen
This is the most regular question in this forum
SCJP 1.4 and SCJP 1.5 are quite different
obviously 1.5 is the latest and has a lot of new things introduced in it by sun
definitely 1.5 is the in thing
a little difficult than 1.4 but will be advantageous in future cause ultimately one has to move forward and learn new things in java so why not utilise it now.
Hope info is handy for you :-)

all the best
 
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One could take 1.4 exam first and then give an upgrade for Java 5
after getting confident.
 
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Originally posted by Pravin Jain:
One could take 1.4 exam first and then give an upgrade for Java 5
after getting confident.





Or get the 1.4 and just learn the new concepts on your own without having to be tested on them.

According to the javaranch.com FAQ, here are the new test objectives on 1.5:

http://faq.javaranch.com/view?ScjpFaq#15diff14

"Exam objectives: Several important new language features have been added, including enums, generics, static imports, and autoboxing/unboxing. API features added to the exam include java.lang.StringBuilder, java.util.Locale, java.util.Formater, java.util.Scanner. java.util.regex.Pattern, and java.util.regex.Matcher. Java IO features have been added, including File, BufferedReader, BufferedWriter, FileReader, FileWriter and PrintWriter. Concepts such as loose coupling and high cohesion have been added, as well as greater emphasis on encapsulation as it relates to JavaBean conventions. Bit manipulation (e.g., shifting) has been dropped."

Good luck either way!!
 
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Many confusions asked what's the difference b/w SCJP1.4 and 1.5
though it is published on this site, but i thought as we are piling
things here so lemme try to copy that Section from FAQ here, which
will make things more clear i guess....

Exam objectives: Several important new language features have been added, including enums, generics, static imports, and autoboxing/unboxing. API features added to the exam include java.lang.StringBuilder, java.util.Locale, java.util.Formater, java.util.Scanner. java.util.regex.Pattern, and java.util.regex.Matcher. Java IO features have been added, including File, BufferedReader, BufferedWriter, FileReader, FileWriter and PrintWriter. Concepts such as loose coupling and high cohesion have been added, as well as greater emphasis on encapsulation as it relates to JavaBean conventions. Bit manipulation (e.g., shifting) has been dropped.

Number of questions: 72 (increased from 61)

Time: 175 minutes (increased from 120 minutes)

Passing score: 59% (increased from 52%)

Level of difficulty: The concensus is that it is more difficult.

Format of questions: As before, you will always be told how many options to choose. No credit is given for partial answers.
 
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Thanks for the reply guys....

As suggested I will go for SCJP 5.0 after going thro SCJP1.4 concepts.

This forum really rocks...

Naveen
 
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