wel just now i joined ths forum wel just checked with the scjp FAQ.
got confuse with standard 1.2,1.4,1.5,5.0 as in sun site its mentioned tht there are 4 papers 1st is std edition 5.0 (CX-310-055) 2nd is std edition 5.0 upgrade(CX-310-056) 3rd is std edition 1.4 (CX-310-035) 4th is std edition 1.4 (CX-310-035) i seen in to the sylabus there is a bit differnce in al the above papers jst i wana knw wht is d first or basic paper i mst clear?
I am preparing for the scjp1.4 certification.My friend told me that java5 is unpopular in india and no one here is using java 5 for the software development.I want an advice.After seeing this thread i got confused.I already bought materials for scjp1.4 k&b book and prepared well.I am waiting for exam registration.In this time this topic really confused me.
The current version of Java is version 6, which has been out since December 2006. Java 5 is already almost 3 years old (it was released in September 2004). Java 1.4 is already more than 5 years old (released Feb 2002).
I have no idea about the popularity of Java 5 in India, but time flies and more and more companies will adopt newer Java versions.
I don't think you need to be worried if you have just gotten your SCJP 1.4 or if you're busy studing for it. So Arunan, if you're already on your way for SCJP 1.4 then you don't need to switch to SCJP 5 immediately. Anyway, you could do the upgrade exam later if you think it's worth it.
But if you're just starting with studying for SCJP, then why not go for the latest version - it will have value for a longer period into the future.
Originally posted by Arunan Ramanathan: ...My friend told me that java5 is unpopular in india and no one here is using java 5 for the software development...
Oh well, that's an illusion. I would say this is high-time for SCJP 5. I am not aware of the other parts of the country but in past three months atleast a dozen of my friends here in Chennai have opted for and cleared SCJP 5.