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Felipe Toledo G Oliveira

Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 2
Hi all,

Im from Brazil. Sorry if my inglish is not so good. I am with one big doubt: Do the 1.4 or 5.0 test. I made the tets of K&B and i taked 90%. I bougth the test last week, and when i see the Sun�s website: 5.0 is available! I think if i do the 1.4 test, having the 5.0 available, is not so good professionally, and here on my city (Recife - Pernambuco) dont have too mutch people with the new one certification, so that is a great oportunity to make that. I was thinking in make the 1.4 at May 20 but if i do the 5.0, i have to study more one month, too too hardly, and i dont have any experience of 5.0, i dont know anithing new! What i do???

Im with the Oreilly book Java 1.5 Tiger, and i thinking to start reading right now, but if you all reply me to make the new certification, please give me some sources more to prepare myself, like new mocks available, web material, new books to buy or official tutorials from sun showing new features.

And one more little favor: I dont have the objectives of 1.4 and 1.5 enumerated like K&B shows in the book, so where i see it on the web?? Exists any one like this showing the diferences between boths?

Any material send me please to:

Thank you all for the patience,

Felipe TOLEDO.
Jas Oberai
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Joined: Jan 16, 2005
Posts: 231
Hi EveryBody,
Today I went to the Sun site to get a voucher for SCJP1.4 to give my test next friday,and after seeing the SCJP1.5 voucher available,I felt the same feelings as mentioned by my friend above.I thought should i go for SCJP1.4 or should I wait some more time and put my money and efforts on SCJP1.5.I am giving this exam,so that it could boost my job-finding efforts.And what if I pass the SCJP1.4,and in my interview they say..why didnt you went for 1.5,when that was available??Should I tell them I would go for the SCJP1.5 upgarde exam,then.I don't have a job rite now..and I am just studying day and nite for SCJP1.4,if I start studying for SCJP1.5 I think I would have to wait for 3-4 weeks then.I am so confused as my friend above.Please help us.
p.s:I ended up not buying the voucher !!!

SCJP 1.4 (88%)<br />SCWCD 1.4 (88%)
Muthya Prashant

Joined: Apr 19, 2005
Posts: 6
I don't think you need to bother much about the version of the certification you are going to take. What matters is are you thru with your basics...that's it tbere may be little advanced topics in the new exam so it's ok. as far as i can see.

Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
That's true.

The core J2SE features for both 1.4 and 1.5 are very similar.

The add-on features are: enhanced for-loop, autoboxing and generics.

Taking SCJP 1.4 will be fine, however, if you wish, you might take SCJP 5.0, but then you need to read JLS or some non-cert. books as there are no books for SCJP 5.0 currently.

In addition, the exam voucher in fact does not linked up with any specific SUN exams, and thus, even you purchase it now, you can still use it for SCJP 5.0.


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Tony Morris
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Joined: Sep 24, 2003
Posts: 1608
The new language features are:
foreach loops
static imports
covariant return types

The only one of which I cannot see in the 310-055 objectives is annotations.

Tony Morris
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