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Advice on upgrade from 1.2 to 1.4 with exam CX-310-036.

Jeffrey Mychasiw
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Joined: Mar 14, 2002
Posts: 10
I certified for Java 1.2 and am interested in
the sun upgrade exam.
I found this:
"Sun is offering a new upgrade exam with the release of certification for the Java Programmer. This exam is for candidates who have already successfully completed the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform examinations, of a previous version."
Are there books or material that are specific to just the upgrade to 1.4?
Can anyone comment con the upgrade exam?
Jessica Sant
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Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

Check out this recent thread Recommended Book(s) for Java 1.4 Study/Review
It discusses the upgrade exam.
Also, the book that Kathy is so coily referring to is this one: Sun Certified Programmer & Developer Study Guide by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates
It's an excellent book and I highly recommend it.
DC Dalton
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Joined: May 28, 2001
Posts: 287
I also saw this in the new course catalog I got from Sun today & was wondering if anyone new the deatils, or where I can find them. Is it another 59 questions @ $150 or no?
DC Dalton
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Posts: 287
Sorry folks I just answered my own question so I figured Id post what I found for all of you. This is straight from Suns site:
SUN CERTIFIED PROGRAMMER FOR THE JAVA 2 PLATFORM UPGRADE EXAM
Sun is offering a new upgrade exam with the release of certification for the Java Programmer. This exam is for candidates who have already successfully completed the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform examinations, of a previous version. Candidates who are not previously certified may NOT take the upgrade exam. Sun Reseller exams do not qualify as prerequisistes.
Exam Number: CX-310-036
Number of Questions: 33
Type of Questions: Multiple choice
Score needed to pass: 51% (17 of 33)
Duration: 75 minutes
Price: US$100, or as priced in the country you reside
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Jeffrey Mychasiw
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Joined: Mar 14, 2002
Posts: 10
..more to my original question.
I guess I was hoping for official documentation that states the topics that I DO NOT have to study for the upgrade exam that I otherwise would for the full 1.4 exam.
The little that I have read is that you need to know the new stuff as well as some of the old.
It would be great for an exam cram that targets just the upgrade
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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