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Pranav Bhatt
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 284
Hi all,
M too preparing for SCJP 1.5 because of the following reasons.
1-:It's the latest one,so why not be the among the few ones then being jaut another face in 1.4 crowd.
2-: Sooner or later 1.5 will replace 1.4,so it will pay you off on future.Isnt't it?
vinodhini Ramasubramanian

Joined: Apr 30, 2006
Posts: 1
I have planned to take up tiger.. But my colleagues suggest to take up 1.4...But i want to take this up as a challenge and also want to keep myself updated with the latest version, so have started preparing for 1.5
YJ Lee

Joined: Apr 18, 2006
Posts: 10
I am preparing for 1.5 SCJP, too.

1)It's the latest so should be greatest.
2)Since I am a Java newbee, it will take a lot of time to be ready to take the exam. If I am study for 1.4 now, I'm afraid that it might be obsolete by the time I am ready for that exam finally.


Joined: May 02, 2006
Posts: 1
Hi Bert,
I opted for 1.5 because it is the latest version. I m a fresher and wanna learn the advanced portions along with the original stuff so as to work upon with more efficiency when i use JAVA at work.
(All the Best to ALL !!)
kiran kumar

Joined: Apr 04, 2006
Posts: 27
i am too preparing for SCJP 1.5
because it is the latest and has got quite new features which might become new practices in java world(generics,enhanced for loop etc).
Jeremy Boyer

Joined: May 02, 2006
Posts: 2
SCJP 5 all the way. Taking exam tomorrow morning. Good luck to everyone else taking the exam soon. See above posts for the reasons I'm taking SCJP 5
Allen Bandela
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Joined: Feb 16, 2006
Posts: 128

SCJP 1.5 Its the latest, thats why
Kaise a.Zakkar
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Joined: Oct 20, 2003
Posts: 47
Hi guys
Hi Bert
me toooooooooo
I have got the 1.4 ,two years ago , and i plan to go through the 1.5
after i finish the j2EE certifications path

[ May 02, 2006: Message edited by: Kaise a.Zakkar ]

"Nothing is harder on your aurels than resting on them."<br />SCJP 1.4 89%,,SCJA 80%,SCWCD1.4 81%
Brad Clarke

Joined: Mar 27, 2006
Posts: 20
I am studying for SCJP 5.

My reasons?

1. Required by employer to meet corporate requirements related to solution centres.
2. I chose SCJP 5 since it is the latest version.
3. I expect the 1.4 exam will be phased out at some point in the near future. No sense studying for 1.4 and then have to take an upgrade exam down the road.
[ May 02, 2006: Message edited by: Brad Clarke ]
Kishore Balla
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Joined: Jun 08, 2005
Posts: 165
Even I'm preparing for SCJP 1.5

SCJP 5.0 : 88% My Story, SCWCD 1.4 : 94% My Story
Vijendra Runwal
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Joined: Apr 17, 2006
Posts: 52
I am going for scjp 1.4.
I have much to do in java 1.4 .i have just started preparing for the same. Once i get that then i will go for scjp5(can b done with upgradation exam if any).
Step By Step One Reaches top of Mountain

[ May 03, 2006: Message edited by: Vijendra Runwal ]

ashok thegame

Joined: May 03, 2006
Posts: 2
Hi i have decided to take up the java 1.5 because of its features!

Mushkan Desai

Joined: Mar 03, 2006
Posts: 9
i am going for SCJP 5.0 because its the latest version and i want to study the latest topics in Java.
Leigh Su

Joined: Mar 16, 2006
Posts: 22
I'm done SCJP 1.5. I was studying it last month.
Why 1.5?
1.challenge. Always go for the newest knowledge.
2.Possible to pass. With the big help from your book, sir, it is very much possible to pass the exam.

SCJP 5, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3
Jorg Klein
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Joined: Feb 13, 2006
Posts: 33
I also study for 1.5
I tried to get certified a few months back.. failed with 49%..
After that I bought the K&B book but I did not have time to study yet.
My normal IT study takes to much time now..
I want to try to get certified this summer again..
Amit Goyal
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Joined: Feb 21, 2006
Posts: 95
Preparing for SCJP 1.5

Bcz of Cool features like:
RegEx &
Static imports.


Amit Goyal
Deepti Padiyar
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Joined: Apr 27, 2006
Posts: 31
Tiger anytime.... it's the latest.. y not? I'd worked with 1.4, now I am confident of SE 5.0 because I've implemented code while studying for the exam. The best way to study and learn a new language is to just go for it rather than shying away from it... While learning for the exam, I have questioned objectives , read the API, and written code to justify beliefs. All thanks to my decision to give this exam.


Regards,<br />Deepti.
saied ims
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Joined: Jun 21, 2005
Posts: 109
really i was thinking in 1.4 but the new version is always the best so lets deal with this Tiger
G Alex

Joined: Apr 12, 2006
Posts: 3
Hai ...

I am also preparing for the SCJP 1.5..

Beenish Zaidi

Joined: May 04, 2006
Posts: 5
I am preparing for 1.5 as well. First

a)It's the latest version available and considered to be
the real challenge.

b)By studying it, i really wana understand, the basic foundation
of programming, though i am a programmer, but i think, a certification
which is considered to be challenging, if i compelte it, then it will
enhance more my Moral as a Progammer, as i always have been shaky to
approach problems.


"The Men of Character in peace are the men of Courage in War"
Raj Gaurav Mishra

Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 3

I want to start with SCJP 1.5 coz it is latest..


I m newbee..
Watsh Rajneesh
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Joined: Apr 17, 2006
Posts: 110
I am taking scjp 1.5 on 15th May, 06. I opted for scjp 1.5 as i wanted to get certified in the latest one so that i dont then need to upgrade soon. Also my reason was to learn the new features in the language while preparing for the exam.

SCJP 5.0 (90%), SCDJWS 1.4 (88%), SCWCD 1.4 (82%), SCBCD 1.3 (85%)
Ashok George
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 87
i am also preparing for SCJP 1.5
Holger Noll

Joined: Apr 20, 2006
Posts: 2
I am preparing for the SCJP 5 exam. I think it is better to be prepare for the last version so I don't need to upgrade from 1.4 to 1.5 later.
Firas Zuriekat
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Joined: May 09, 2006
Posts: 144
I am studying for SCJP 1.5...

This may sound weird but I searched on Amazon for a good java SCJP book (i.e. good in the sense it ranks high on Amazon by a very large number of readers).

When I found out that my time will be focused more on the exam rather than on Java, I felt happy and knew that the book is the most efficient book to SCJP 1.5.

I am not against the authors (for other books) talking about their industry experience and stuff not directly related directly to the exam. I just really wanted to focus on the exam and burn only the most relevant concepts in my head, it gets too hot to burn everything anyway. That's because I have limited memory :-) and don't want to scatter my thoughts.
Yogendra Joshi
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Joined: Apr 04, 2006
Posts: 213
Wo Bert ! , This seems to be an interseting Question.

Now , As all said this is the latest version of the exam , I am going for it , secondly its because it has advance topics like Generics and Collections , Var-Args , Static imports which are just the topics new to Java 5.

This is for the first time i am going for a Professional Certification and the best way would be to go for the latest exam which not only will prove helpful for me in getting a good job but also will help me keep pace with the current realease of J2SE.

Yogendra Joshi.

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Ganesha Kumar
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Joined: May 04, 2006
Posts: 56
I am preparing for SCJP1.5 for the reason that it is the latest. It incorporates Java 1.4. And Java 1.4 will be deprecated soon
Joshua Smith
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Joined: Aug 22, 2005
Posts: 193
I'm studying for SJCP 1.5 because I'm working in 1.5. Besides, the features of 1.5 are so compelling, that I never want to go back to 1.4land. Typesafe collections, enums, var args... All just too helpful.

Plus, I've heard that there's been a real effort to get rid of a lot of the trick questions that have plaqued the exam in the past.

Joshua Smith

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Radoslaw Sztando
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Joined: Mar 11, 2004
Posts: 40
I'm studying 1.5 because it's the latest and I've already passed 1.4


Radek Sztando
David Kennedy
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Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 33

Im taking the 1.5 exam because its the most recent and deals with more interesting topics

"There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't"
aymane chetibi
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Joined: Apr 12, 2006
Posts: 175
JSCP 1.5 !!! for the fun of it !

NS Reddy

Joined: May 11, 2006
Posts: 9
Currently studying for SCJP 1.5

Reasons are:
1. It is the latest
2. If 1.5 is already out there whey take 1.4?
3. Want to be on the edge so that I don't take up too much room

Sreeraj Harilal
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Joined: May 09, 2006
Posts: 45
I am also studying SCJP 5.

1) If latest language is here how can i study the old one.

2) Scjp 5 exam remove the AWT part. I think its good that this exam is not mixing core language features and GUI.

SCJP 5.0<br />SCWCD 1.4<br />SCBCD 1.3<br />SCEA part 1
gaurav singhal
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Joined: Nov 18, 2005
Posts: 135
I am also preparing for SCJP 1.5. If have to invest time and money why not give the latest as 1.5 will sooner or later will replace the 1.4


Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 4
I am preparing for SCJP 1.5 as i want to keep myself updated and learn the new topics added in Java 1.5 certification
Chatura Dilan

Joined: Apr 22, 2006
Posts: 16
I�m going to do 1.5 exam because it is new
Emmanuel Brown

Joined: Apr 16, 2006
Posts: 5
I am an Oracle developer acquiring Java. I have opted for 1.5 'cos no sooner have I installed a version of Oracle before they release a newer version. 6,7,7.3,8,8i,9i and now 10g/10XP. With this experience it wasn't difficult for me to chose 1.5. Anticipating 1.6 will be out by the time I get certified. God save us from these bleeding edge technologies.
Sundar Ram
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Joined: May 22, 2006
Posts: 102
Im going for SCJP 1.5!!! With respect to preparation, Its no different for me in 1.5 when compared from 1.4. Im starting from scratch.. so why not scratch for a new version?? So im going for 1.5.. its gonna be fun and challenging for me ... Thats what i want out of it... And more importantly knowledge of a recent technology(Not just from exam point of view!)

SCJP 5.0 | SCWCD 1.4
muskaan gaffor
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Joined: May 19, 2006
Posts: 50
Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Hi SCJPers!

Just for fun, let's find out how many people are studying for the SCJP 1.4 exam versus the SCJP 1.5 exam. If you're studying for the SCJP 1.5 exam, add a post here, and maybe tell us how you made your decision.


muskaan gaffor
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Joined: May 19, 2006
Posts: 50
Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Hi SCJPers!

Just for fun, let's find out how many people are studying for the SCJP 1.4 exam versus the SCJP 1.5 exam. If you're studying for the SCJP 1.5 exam, add a post here, and maybe tell us how you made your decision.



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