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warren li
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Joined: May 23, 2006
Posts: 128
SCJP 5 here.

why? it is newer, more future proof. Why study something that is almost outdated? afterall, java 5 has been out for 2 years or so.

of course if u intend to do 2nd level certs like those J2EE developers certs, u can go for 1.4. they don't exactly require SCJP 5.

SCBCD 1.3: 94%<br />SCWCD 1.4: 91%<br />SCJP 5: 95%
Rudra Narayan Garnaik
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Joined: May 05, 2006
Posts: 39
I will give the vote for 1.5 SCJP. I would like to take a chalange. SCJP 5 is tougher but the level of difficulty needs to be stepped up a touch. The topics covered need to be broader. logic take the latest one which is covering bothe old as well as the new advanced topics.....

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S H Khan

Joined: May 28, 2006
Posts: 4
preparing for java 5 looking forward!!

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S H Khan

Joined: May 28, 2006
Posts: 4
java 5 looking forward!!
Renato Losio
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 99
Always looking forward to the latest features and being a bit lazy.... I am waiting for Dolphin and SE6. A couple of more years or so.

Renato Losio - -
Trips Patil

Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 5
I am preparing for SCJP 5 because its latest.IT developers have to be latest with their knowledge.
peter cooke
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Joined: Mar 16, 2004
Posts: 314
Currently studying for the 1.5 exam.

Even though I already have the 1.2 exam done, so much in the language has changed that I decided to retest.

This begs the next question: why test at all?
1) The exam gives me a defined quantity of material that I need to know. I can set reasonable expections to completion.
2) There are tangable reqults. (a certificate)
3) An independant 3rd party vouched that I know java to some known standard.
4) As a developer I still need to know the stuff on the exam anyways.
5) It proves to future employers that I continued to work on improving my skills.

CIAO Peter M. Cooke
hyungi dibble
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Joined: May 29, 2006
Posts: 42
I study for the tiger (1.5) release. There is good book
by head first to help you with the study tests.
Lukas Stephienn
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Joined: Dec 23, 2005
Posts: 60
I study 1.5 cause it's newer. Soon 1.4 will be depricated :-)

SCJP 5.0 (91%), SCBCD 1.3 (94%), SCWCD 1.4 (88%)
shibaram sahoo

Joined: Sep 21, 2005
Posts: 17

Previously I was also in a deliemma to go for SCJP1.4 or SCJP 5.
But after few suggestions and self analysis, I landed in the result to opt for SCJP 5..

becoz SCJP 5 is after all is the TIGER version in the JAVAWORLD.
And it is a revolution again in the javafield..

Thats why I am preparing for SCJP 5.
[ June 05, 2006: Message edited by: shibaram sahoo ]

We can do it !!
Wanlapa Tantip

Joined: May 28, 2006
Posts: 6
Me also studying for SCJP 1.5. Gonna take the exam in two weeks. Wish me lucks
joshua antony
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Joined: Jun 05, 2006
Posts: 117
I am preparing for 1.5.
The reason is simple, i want to be updated with 1.5.
Also 1.5 seems to be more interesting with enum,varargs,boxing...
these all are cool stufs
Rupesh Khandelwal

Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 2
Hi All,

I am also preparing for SCJP 1.5 for simple reasons

1. Its the best way to learn new features added to java
2. Exam moves from cramming to understanding of concepts which suits me well
3. Regular Expression is one nice reason to go for TIGER, thats gonna be one of the best things I would learn while preparing for 1.5

Lets go for TIGER.
Rupesh K
Balaji Sampath
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Joined: Sep 30, 2005
Posts: 63
In for SCJP 1.5.. Probable date july 10th
jayaa mani

Joined: May 23, 2006
Posts: 11

I was in a dilemma whether to choose SCJP 1.4 or SCJP 5.0 and finally came to the conclusion to go for SCJP 5.0.

Prag Jaodekar

Joined: Jun 06, 2006
Posts: 1
Hi Chosen Tiger...because it new and off course all encompassing´┐Ż
Naddao Thongsak

Joined: Jun 07, 2006
Posts: 1
My decision lead me to SCJP 5.0
Although it's more difficult . Just try it.. Finally,I hope get Cert .

--- A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step ---
Sachin N Naik

Joined: Jun 09, 2006
Posts: 11
Hi Bert,

I think for guys/gals opting certification first time should go for SCJP 1.4

So am I

After clearing that one should go for SCWCD.

sree latha

Joined: Jun 08, 2006
Posts: 3
i'm going for SCJP 1.4 and then go for upgradation exam.
Mundra Priyank

Joined: Jun 07, 2006
Posts: 8
goin for my first certification and a minimal background in java...but still for 1.5...reason:

u don't get to helm untill u press urself hard ! playing safe makes u just another guy !
monica kaul

Joined: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 1

I am preparing for SCJP 1.5 coz:

I want to learn the new things comin up and thats a challenge in itself.

Its really fun and sometimes the preparation gets hard.

Can anybody prepare with me online. I mean we can choose the topic and have discussions on it.

Bye Monz
Swapnil Trivedi
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Joined: Jun 06, 2006
Posts: 106
hello Bert:

I am preparing for SCJP 1.5, As I wanna go for the latest version of this language. I wanna get a good job from this certification...
I am following your book hope it will help me in taming the tiger

SCJP 5.0<br />-----------<br />"Help Ever && Hurt Never"
Banu Ravi

Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 14
1.5 sir

alwayz hope for the best & latest
Anupama Ponnapalli
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 66

I've been studying for 1.5 for a few months now. I look at SCJP as a first step to completing SCWD. By the time I complete that, I hope 1.5 will be more popular in the industry.

I am getting back to Java after spending 3 years doing Oracle db work. I have a big gap to cover anyways, so it makes sense to go the whole way and do 1.5. Moreover, the Tiger release has major new features like Generics, Varargs, Auto-Boxing, enums that, IMHO, will change the nature of coding and design in Java.

And yes, no convoluted bit operations questions!!

- Anu

[ June 13, 2006: Message edited by: Anupama Ponnapalli ]
[ June 13, 2006: Message edited by: Anupama Ponnapalli ]

Joined: Jun 30, 2006
Posts: 23
Hi ,
I am also preparing for SCJP1.5 . Reasons are

1. Its new ..and i can learn new features and the way to use it.
2. Challenging too ...

But i have a doubt.. If Java 6.0 (Mustang) is already in beta stage... Will the Industry directly migrate to java 6.0 rather than going for java 5 and again to java 6 ??
Puran chandel

Joined: Oct 10, 2005
Posts: 22
scjp 1.5 i want do some thing diffrent to other people. and i enjoy to accepts the challenges.

SCJP 5.0
Nilesh Patel
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Joined: Feb 02, 2006
Posts: 91
I am preparing SCJP1.5
Because i want to use and aware of total POWER of java..

Nilesh Patel
SCJP 1.5 - 87%
sumeet saini

Joined: Jun 01, 2006
Posts: 4
I am studying for SCJP1.5, because it is later than 1.4. And, it covers many new topics like autoboxing, enums, etc...
Bibin Chandran

Joined: Jan 08, 2006
Posts: 3
I have to do the certification to be on par with latest trends in Java technology.

Jack Lee
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Joined: Jun 06, 2006
Posts: 38
I am preparint the SCJP 5

SCJP 5.0<br />SCWCD 1.4
Vinay Belagavi

Joined: Jun 15, 2006
Posts: 29
1.5 here.. because I want to keep in pace with the latest certification exam and it is more challenging than 1.4
pramodh somashekara
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Joined: Jan 30, 2006
Posts: 62
me too planning to take SCJP 1.5 because i like more challenging and interesting one.
Awais Sheikh
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Joined: Jun 07, 2006
Posts: 48
preparing for SCJP1.5 from K&B book. coz its latest

Joined: Sep 15, 2005
Posts: 4
I took SCJP 1.4 allmost 2 years ago. this is the time for trying new version, SCJP 1.5 is worth having it !

Steve Stanicki

Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 23
1.5 because:

1. I'm a newbie.
2. It's a goal oriented, structured way to learn Java.

Using the K&B book, and have ordered Core Java Vol I Fundamentals, and
Vol II Advanced Features to help.

I have been thru the Head First book already.

Just started this week.

Irshad Nizami

Joined: Jan 31, 2006
Posts: 4
I am studying for SCJP 5 , of course, since it's the latest version with many new advanced features like generics, autoboxing, etc. and class like StringBuilder ! Obviously, this new version will make Java more interesting , and of course, challenging (due to generics ) !
( I am already SCJP 1.4 certified!)

Robbi Palacios
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 96
I'm studying for SCJP 1.5. It's challenging.

Sun Certified Java Programmer 5.0
nitin pokhriyal
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Joined: May 19, 2005
Posts: 263

i am preparing for SCJP 5 because it is always good to be prepare for future and right now java 5 is going to be the future sooner or later

Sai Priya

Joined: Jul 06, 2006
Posts: 7
When Java certification came to my mind, I searched for the details,
The SCJP 1.5 objectives are challenging to prepare and i've read its tougher than 1.4,
I'ld like to take the harder way and achieve in that.
Thats Why i opted to take SCJP 1.5.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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