Hi There: Can anyone spell out the rational behind taking out I/O topic from exam 1.4. Is it not the case that I/O is needed for all app development? I understand AWT is out because Swing is in... Thanks Barkat
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I don't understand that either. First they lowered the pass score from 71% to 61% and now they are dropping objectives :roll: I think they dropped IO because they: - have inserted new topics like assertions - have asked for more details in certain objectives (exceptions,...) - have released New IO which kind of complements "Old IO", so they may want to update the questions on IO first... Anyway, I don't know what their politics are... I just feel that somehow the quality of the SCJP certification is dropping...
AWT - more obvious. Swing is used more extensively, and adding Swing would be well beyond the scope of the exam ( many new objectives ) IO - Because the new IO was added in JDK 1.4. They did not want to cover nio because it is not used by the "majority" of the application writers. The programmer exam is a language based exam. There were new language features added ( assertions, hashCodes ) to the 1.4 platform exam objectives. Wrapper Objects ( which some people are arguing should be a language feature ) were also added. IO was taken out on a priority basis, and the fact that they could not cover both io and nio. io was objective "on the bubble". When the new objectives came in, io got bumped. ------------------------------------------ Considering the Certified Java Programmer Exam? Get JCertify 6.0! ( exam 310-035 ) http://www.enterprisedeveloper.com/jcertify Eckel, Baldwin, Green, and more