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Morten Lauritsen Khodabocus
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Joined: Jan 11, 2005
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Hello!

Am new to this forum/site, but everybody told me it was great and a big help towards certification, so here I am.

I would like to do the developer certification (am already a Java 1.2 certified programmer), but I would prefer waiting for the exam to be updated to Java 1.5.

Does anybody have any information concerning when this might happen?

I plan on doing the programmer exam which upgrades my 1.2 to 1.5, since a lot has happened in between.

I guess the exact version of Java is important for the programmer certification, but less important for the developer certification. What are people's feelings about this?

I don't want to wait months and months with this, I am motivated right now and I need to capitalise before it fades. :-)

Thanks for any information/comments,
Morten Lauritsen
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Hi Morten,
I am waiting new version of Java Developer exam too.
I think Sun Microsystem will launch new Java Developer exam after Sun Microsystem launch Java Programmer Exam version 1.5

Correct me if I am wrong...

daniel
Nicholas Cheung
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I do wish SUN released SCEA 1.4 first before she consider to review SCJD!

Nick


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Morten Lauritsen Khodabocus
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Joined: Jan 11, 2005
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Hi again!

Good point about SUN releasing SCEA 1.4 before SCJD 1.5 ... I guess that's a good argument for signing up for SCJD 1.4, I don't want to wait months and months... I have time and am motivated now, I might not in 6 months...

Do they offer upgrade exams for the developer certification? It is easily done for the programmer certification (just ask some questions concerning whatever changed), but I don't see how they would go about upgrading your developer certification. Does this mean I'd have to do the SCJD all over again for 1.5? I probably wouldn't.

Actually, does anybody know if I can do the SCJD 1.4 if I am only SCJP 1.2? I would like to get cracking on the developer certification, I want to wait for the SCJP 1.2 -> 1.5 upgrade exam to be available.

Thanks a lot for your input!

Morten
Nicholas Cheung
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does anybody know if I can do the SCJD 1.4 if I am only SCJP 1.2?

Yes, you can.

Nick
Frans Janssen
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Isn't the Developer exam unrelated to specific Java releases? Mine never says it's the 1.4 exam. In fact, the only statement made on Java releases is the following:

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.


Since Java 1.5 is still Java 2, I am solving my assignment using 1.5.

Frans.


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Nicholas Cheung
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Since Java 1.5 is still Java 2, I am solving my assignment using 1.5.

Java 1.5 indeed is NOT Java 2, it is Java 5.

Nick
Barry Gaunt
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

Java 1.5 indeed is NOT Java 2, it is Java 5.

Nick


Sun's front page says:


Five Reasons to Move to the J2SE 5 Platform Five important reasons to move to the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE platform) 5.0, ...


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From what I heard, there is no intention on updating the SCJD at this time, I believe the directions state that you can use any production release Java SDK and Java 5.0 is in production.

The next exam they are working on is the Architect exam.

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Paul Bourdeaux
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Java 1.5 indeed is NOT Java 2, it is Java 5
Java 5.0 is still part of the Java2 Platform. The full name is "Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE platform) 5.0". The 5.0 is simply the version number.


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