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Did SCJD has new version come out

YH Lai
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
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I will go to take the SCDJ exam, but before that I want to make sure that there are not new version SCJD came out this year. Can you tell me there got new version SCJD or not?

Because I have just pass my SCWCD J2EE 1.3 (310-080) last Saturday, but, I has seen the SCWCD J2EE 1.4 (310-081) today. (wrong planing... )

Here I just want to make there are not new version SCDJ exam come out this year, if got, I will wait until then
Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi Yh,

Welcome to JavaRanch and this forum.

The assignments do not require you to have any knowledge of the very latest JDK (you could write the entire assignment using classes that were present in JDK 1.3 if you wanted to), so there is not the need for new versions that the other certifications have. All that is needed is a change to the assignements from time to time so that "perfect answers" dont start appearing.

To that end, Sun released two new assignments around April / May 2003.

There have not been any rumors of a new version of SCJD or new assignments.

Regards, Andrew


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YH Lai
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Thank you.

Now, I go to plan my SCJD exam
YH Lai
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When sun plan the SCJD for J2SE 1.5 version exam come out?

Thanks?
Barry Gaunt
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Currently there is the so called "SCJD for 1.4", but the new IO features introduced in java 1.4 are not to be used. So I do not expect that any future "SCJD 1.5", if it ever exists, will let you use the new features of Java 1.5 (not at first anyway). So if you want to do the SCJD start now or you will wait for ever.

Do you understand that SCJD is not the same type of examination as SCJP and SCWCD? That it is a programming assignment?


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YH Lai
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Yes, I understand the SCJD exam format. But, If they has SCJD for 1.5 in this year, I better wait.

Because SCJD take shorter maybe fews months, if longer maybe a year to finish the assignment. If I havn't finish the assignment, suddenly the new version exam come out. Then, that feel like taken the old exam....

But, If I am taking the SCJD 1.4 exam, suddenly it come out the SCJD 1.5. At that time, they can allow me scwith from 1.4 to 1.5 then no problem for me.

Or can allow me take the beta exam, still good for me .
Nicholas Cheung
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Yes, I understand the SCJD exam format. But, If they has SCJD for 1.5 in this year, I better wait.

Because SCJD take shorter maybe fews months, if longer maybe a year to finish the assignment. If I havn't finish the assignment, suddenly the new version exam come out. Then, that feel like taken the old exam....

But, If I am taking the SCJD 1.4 exam, suddenly it come out the SCJD 1.5. At that time, they can allow me scwith from 1.4 to 1.5 then no problem for me.

According to the instructions, you are feel free to use any of J2SE versions that are offically released (not included Beta versions).


Throughout this exercise, you must use exclusively the Java 2 platform. You may develop your code using any implementation of the Java 2 platform, but the submission that you return must have been tested and shown to work under a production (not development) version of the Sun Microsystems' Java 2 platform and that platform must not have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months by the time you make your submission.

Thus, the requirement forces you to use latest J2SE versions.



Or can allow me take the beta exam, still good for me

For the SCJD and SCEA part II, I dont think there will be any beta versions, unlike others, as we cannot finish it within 4-5 hours.

Nick


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YH Lai
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Thanks a lots
 
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