Wow. Nice to meet you Bert. Thats pretty cool getting a response from the co-author of the book I'm using. I like the book a lot by the way.
Thanks for the list of differences between the two exams. Its exactly what I was looking for.
I guess I'll just take the 1.4 exam and do and upgrade later.
Thanks so much.
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Thanks Barry, Thanks Marc,
Marc - I think that your path is also a good one, it's a little more money overall, but I'd recommend to everyone that they consider taking the 1.4 now and taking the 1.5 upgrade exam a little later when there are more study resources available. (Stop it you guys - I don't just mean our book... I'm sure Mughal will be coming out with an update soon too )
i wonder, what is the difference between update exam if compared to regular exam? is it covers only on topics that has changed? how about the number of questions? etc.. (please provide more info if any)
First i was preparing for scjp1.4 after reading all the comments in java ranch I changed my mind and start preparing 1.5 now after reading this blog i am once again confused please help me for taking one good decision.I am preparing from book written by Kathy SierraandBert and Whizlabs mock exam
Hi Manisha, Its better to always work with latest technology.My suggestion is to go for SCJP1.5 as its new and K& B book is also available in market and if you googled you will get lot of mock questions for 1.5 version. Last month only I have cleared my SCJP1.5 paper with good marks.
SCJP 1.4 and upgrade 1.5 -> need to give two exams SCJP 1.5 -> need to give only one exam Now you have to decide Best of Luck! [ October 26, 2007: Message edited by: Divya Gehlot ]
SCJP1.5(81%), SCDJWS(94%), next mission SCEA (but need to wait or that)