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Whats upgraded in SCJP 1.6 Upgrade (310-066) and which book is upgraded accordingly?

 
Rana Asif
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My question is for those who prepared for SCJP 1.6 (310-065) but Now they plan to take SCJP 1.6 Upgrade (310-066). Please describe whats new in this Exam. Thanks


Course Objectives
>Create Java technology applications that leverage the object-oriented features of the Java language, such as
> encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism
> Execute a Java technology application from the command line
> Use Java technology data types and expressions
> Use Java technology flow control constructs
> Use arrays and other data collections
> Implement error-handling techniques using exception handling
> Create an event-driven graphical user interface (GUI) using Swing components: panels, buttons, labels, text fields, and
text areas

> Implement input/output (I/O) functionality to read from and write to data and text files and understand advanced I/O
streams

> Create a simple Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networked client that communicates with a
server through sockets

> Create multithreaded program
I have done little search and found these objectives, according to my previous preparation I think bold text is upgraded objectives, Now I need to know where I can find the latest guide according to these upgrades (upgraded book etc)
 
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Hi Rana,

I'm not sure where you found those objectives? Possibly from a description of a Java course?

Here is a link to the current objectives:

http://bit.ly/bhAnjR

Keep in mind that there is no single course offered by Oracle / Sun that will fully prepare you for the SCJP exam.

hth,

Bert
 
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Yes Bert, those were Oracle Online Course objectives and I mixed that with exam objective... Thanks for this important correction. You have posted link to previous exam 065, here is the link for 066 http://tinyurl.com/64dpgyb (Please remove "pl's" abbreviation filter as it doesn't allow to post the original link)
New exam include the same objectives but they have eliminated some objectives.
 
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Hi Rana,

The upgrade paths are only for those programmers who already have an older SCJP certification. If you are not already an SCJP, then you must take either the version 5 or version 6 "standard edition" exam.

If you ARE already an SCJP and are planning to take an upgrade exam I would say this:

- The difference between 5 and 6 is very small. If you already have an SCJP 5 certification there is almost no reason that I can think of to upgrade to the SCJP 6.

- If you have an older SCJP (anything prior to the SCJP 5 exam), then there is no reason that I can think of for you to upgrade to version 5. If you want to upgrade, go to version 6.

As you noticed, the objectives for the upgrade exams are smaller than the normal objectives, but that's because the upgrade exams are only for those programmers who are already SCJPs.

hth,

Bert
 
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