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SCJP 1.4 and 1.5 details

 
Karthik Prabhu
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Hi everyone,
I'm preparing for SCJP 1.4.But i saw the previous forums tellin abt scjp 1.5.Please tell me whether version level is more important than the sun certification of any level.
And requesting to send me the tutorial book details for SCJP 1.4
 
Kelvin Chenhao Lim
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Hi Karthik,

You'll find lots of helpful information in the SCJP FAQ. In my opinion, the answer to your question will depend on your certification goals. If your primary aim is to get one of the "higher" Sun certifications (SCBCD/SCWCD/etc), then I suppose it doesn't quite matter so much which SCJP version you take, since any of them will qualify you to take the higher exams.

But if you're interested in getting some value out of the SCJP itself, then you definitely want to take either the SCJP 1.6 or 1.5 instead of 1.4. Many important new language features were added in Java 1.5, and you'll probably need to learn them for your job anyway, so a SCJP 1.5 certification is undoubtedly more valuable than 1.4 as far as your own skills development is concerned. Also, Java 1.4 is rather outdated by now (the current version is 1.6), and the whole point of certification is to demonstrate your mastery of the latest technology in the market. If I were an interviewer, I would definitely question why you chose to take the SCJP 1.4 when more recent exams have been available for well over two years. (And I would look unfavorably on those who reply that they chose the SCJP 1.4 because it's easier!)
 
Karthik Prabhu
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Thank you Kelvin,
Now i'm very clear about the idea of scjp exam.My aim is to get the highest level of Scjp but regarding the development of my own skill in java i hav decided to go for Scjp 5.send me the link or any other source regarding Scjp 1.5 correct materials to prepare and score high.
Expecting your reply.
regards,NKP
 
Lucy Hummel
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Hi Karthik,

The link send already by Kelvin provides already information about the SCJP 5.

Feel free to search yourself
 
Karthik Prabhu
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Hi lucy,
i checked out for scjp 5 and i got the necessity information.Just now started preparation for scjp.And again got confusing in choosing ScJp 5 or 6.
 
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