File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Junior/Associate Certification (SCJA,OCAJ 5/6/8) and the fly likes SCJA or SCJP 1.4 ? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Certification » Junior/Associate Certification (SCJA,OCAJ 5/6/8)
Bookmark "SCJA or SCJP 1.4 ?" Watch "SCJA or SCJP 1.4 ?" New topic

SCJA or SCJP 1.4 ?

aravind arav

Joined: Jun 07, 2007
Posts: 12

I wanted a java certification and was confused on whether to take up SCJP or SCJA. Then when i went through SCJP 1.5 exam objectives i found it to be very tough.So i decided to go for SCJA and even started preparing for it. Now i hear some people saying SCJA is not worth writing.

Ive gone through the exam objectives of SCJP 1.4 now,and i feel that its lot easier than SCJP 1.5.

Can anyone please suggest me on whether i should go for SCJA or SCJP 1.4. Does SCJP 1.4 cert. has any value now?.

One more reason for me looking at SCJP 1.4 is that i dont find any books for SCJA. Yes, ive seen many people using CAMEROON sirs books, but problem is that i cant afford them. Too expensive for me(some 54$).I find many books available for SCJP.

Thank you,

Aravind<br />SCJA
Timotius Pamungkas

Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 28
I suggest you take SCJP. I never took SCJA (well, I guess Sun had not released SCJA on 2005). SCJP will helps you gain basic skill required for Java Programmers, but I don't know about SCJA

Timotius Pamungkas S
SCJP 1.4 - SCWCD 1.4
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: SCJA or SCJP 1.4 ?
It's not a secret anymore!