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SCJP 1.4 and 1.5 exam difference

 
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Hi All,

I am very much motivated by this group and registered for it.
Last year i prepared for SCJP1.4 but because of some reason i was not able to appear for it.
Now, SCJP1.5 has come . I have few questions:
Can i still give 1.4 exam?
1.5 has come up with new API, so how difficult it would be for me to prepare for it (given the fact that i did my study for 1.4 exam).

I have set 25 days target for this exam preparation.
I am week at file IO APIs and Thread concepts.

Looking for your suggestions.

Thank You.

Regards
Yogesh
 
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Hi Yogesh Baraskar
Welcome to JavaRanch

You can start with the SCJP FAQ ,you will find alot of helpfull information that can answer your questions.
 
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Java 5 contains a lot of new features compared to Java 1.4: generics, new for-loop syntax, autoboxing, enums, varargs, static import, annotations. So it's much more than a difference in the API. If you've never used Java 5 before then it will take you some time to learn all those new features.
 
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Hi Yogesh,

Welcome to JavaRanch. If you are almost through and don't have enough time, you can very well appear for 1.4 exam and subsequently you can take the update exam.

If not, you can prepare for 1.5 straightaway.

Good luck
 
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Hi All

thanks for all your suggestions. I have added 20 more days to learn all the functions added in java5 and started preparing for the SCJP1.5 exam.

Will keep bothering you until i get clear understanding of all the new concepts in java5

Regards
Yogesh
 
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