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1.2 or 1.4, Which one to take?

 
Amanda Fu
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I'm ready to take one SCJP, but not sure which one to take. If I take 1.4, maybe will get a high score, but I wonder if 1.2 and 1.4 have the same value since 1.4 seems simpler than 1.2. I hope this exam will help me a little to find a job. Please give me an idea which one is better?
 
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cake -
go for 1.4 - 1.2 is old and just about retired.
 
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If you can afford it, do the 1.2 then do the upgrade to 1.4 - then you will have both.
From experience employers want whatever you dont have. So if you have 1.2 they will probably complain about it being old. And if you have 1.4 they will probably complaing that you dont have any graphics.
(And if you have both, they will probably complain that you dont have web, but that is a different problem).
Good luck with the job hunting.
 
Amanda Fu
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Hi thanks for the replies. I plan to take the 1.4, try to get a good score.
 
yutaka higa
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are there any deferency between 1.2 and 1.4?
i'm using 1.2 textbook to take the test of 1.4.
are there any problem if i keep on using 1.2 text?
 
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You should get a 1.4 book. There are some big differences. Or actually I guess you could stick with the 1.2 and look online for the differences.
There is no more awt things and assert statements have been added as well as expanded collections. I'm not sure of the other differences, check out javaranch faq
 
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cake egg and okinawan,
Welcome to Javaranch, a friendly place for Java greenhorns
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[ July 17, 2003: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]
 
yutaka higa
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Danien, Valentin, big thanks to help me.
and thanks to Amanda that i could get what i should study.
really big thanks to you guys !
i'm ganna try to help other guys like you!
thanks.
 
yutaka higa
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i chenged to yutaka higa.
thanks to the advice.
nice to see you guys again!
 
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