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SCJD 1.5?

Chengwei Lee
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Joined: Apr 02, 2004
Posts: 884
Would there a new SCJD 1.5 this year (2004)?


SCJP 1.4 * SCWCD 1.4 * SCBCD 1.3 * SCJA 1.0 * TOGAF 8
Jon Entwistle
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Joined: Feb 20, 2003
Posts: 118
Hi Cheng,

Originally posted by Cheng Wei Lee:
Would there a new SCJD 1.5 this year (2004)?



From the FAQ:


* Is there a new exam?

No, there is only one SCJD exam. There are several assignments you may receive, however there is only one exam.


The exam is for Java 2 Platform - not a version of the jdk

Cheers,

Jon


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Philippe Maquet
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 1872
Hi Cheng,

I confirm what Jon just wrote.

You may find additional information in this recent thread.

Regards,

Phil.
Chengwei Lee
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Joined: Apr 02, 2004
Posts: 884
I see. So unlike the SCJP, SCJD would holds for all version of the JDK & would only expire only if Java becomes obsolete?
Philippe Maquet
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Posts: 1872
So unlike the SCJP, SCJD would holds for all version of the JDK & would only expire only if Java becomes obsolete?


Not really:

From the instructions:
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a production (not development) version of the Sun Microsystems' Java 2 platform and that platform must not have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months by the time you make your submission.


It means that the upgrade to new JDK versions is automatic: when a release version of JDK 1.5 will be available, you will be allowed to use it for your assignment, but while the last release version of JDK 1.4 will be youngest than 18 months old, you'll still be allowed to use it as well.

Regards,

Phil.
Chengwei Lee
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Joined: Apr 02, 2004
Posts: 884
Hmm, a bit confused here.

So regardless of which version of the JDK that I use to complete my SCJD, once I cleared it, it would be valid for the Java 2 platform until Java 3 platform appears?
Jon Entwistle
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Joined: Feb 20, 2003
Posts: 118
Hi Cheng,

once I cleared it, it would be valid for the Java 2 platform until Java 3 platform appears?


Even then you would be certified for the Java 2 platform.

My take on it is that the SCJP is the exam which is meant to demonstrate a competence in the java language for a specific version of the JDK. The SCJD on the other hand is meant to show an ability to apply Java to a 'real world' project, and which (I think correctly) is independant of the version of class libraries used.

Cheers,

Jon
Max Habibi
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To answer the original question: no, there won't. Not this year.

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