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Upgrade exam or SCJP1.4

Meg Adal
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Joined: Mar 12, 2002
Posts: 70
I took SCJP 1.2 long back.
Now I want to take SCJP 1.4
But I am not sure whether I should take upgrade exam or just SCJP1.4
Upgrade exam has only 33 questions(3% per question)
whereas normal exam has 61.(1.7% per question)
That means one wrong answer in upgrade exam to that in normal exam will result in different scores.
Any suggestions??
[ June 19, 2003: Message edited by: Megan Adal ]
Brian Joseph
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Joined: May 16, 2003
Posts: 160
Go for just the standard 1.4, unless you're fully confident in basics already. You said "way back". Maybe you're a little rusty with the nuances and it's better off to take the full exam.
Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

I would actually recommend the other side -- if you decide to do the upgrade exam, study just as hard as if you were gonna take the full exam, but save your money! They offer an upgrade exam for a reason.
..... now on the other side of the coin, check out this thread: Anyone taken the upgrade exam yet???
(basically... it might be a better idea to take the SCJD exam instead of upgrading to 1.4 ....)
Meg Adal
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Joined: Mar 12, 2002
Posts: 70
Thanks for suggestions!
I agree. Here's the link:
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