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Sonali APte
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Hi All,
I am planning to do SCJP certification.
I am currently studying with Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates book for the same for SCJP 6.
However, how different is SCJP 7 Associate?
Should i opt for SCJP 6 or go for 7 associate?
Will it really make any difference since no doubts there will be few new things added, but the basics will all be the same... Any suggestions?

Regards,
SA.
 
Ulf Lindqvist
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Sonali APte wrote:
Will it really make any difference since no doubts there will be few new things added, but the basics will all be the same... Any suggestions?



Yes it will. If you go for a certification always go for the latest. This is according to the principle that the latest is hot and everything else is yesterday's news.

But I challenge the value of certification as a tool to evaluate programming skill. People study a book and cram titbits and then they score high on multiple choise questions. Does this make them good Java programmers? I doubt it.
 
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