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SCJP1.4 Or SCJP1.5

Rajesh Thummala

Joined: Mar 27, 2007
Posts: 3
I Want Write SCJP Exam.But I Don't Know Which One I Have To Go For?
So Please Suggest Me.I Have One Month Preparation Time.Which One I Have To Select SCJP1.4 Or SCJP1.5?
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
Posts: 4968

Well, this is sorta the SCJA forum, but here we go:

What you should do is take the SCJA exam. It is on Java 1.5, but doesn't go too in depth on Java 1.5 constructs. You don't need to know RegEx or anything like that, just basic syntax for Generics and a for:each loop.

So, get you SCJA certification on Java 1.5, and you can say that you are Java 5 certified on your resume.

Then, take SCJP 1.4, which is said to be a bit easier than the SCJP 1.5 exam. So, then you can advertise both being a Sun Certified Java Programmer, and a Sun Certified Java Associate, on Java versions 1.4 and Java 5.

I think that looks good.

-Cameron McKenzie
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

Originally posted by Cameron W. McKenzie:
Well, this is sorta the SCJA forum...

This is definitely the SCJA forum. I'll move this to the SCJP forum...

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