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What is NOT included in SCJP 1.5?

 
Don Retag
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The new topics in 1.5 have been discussed, but very little mention about what has gone away in the new version. From a previous post, here is what I found:

- bit shifting
- Math class
- keywords

Are these correct, and is there anything more?
 
Marcus Green
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You are correct, but also note that Input Output (I/O) is now back on the exam and the big topic of Generics is on the 1.5 exam. The exam also covers regular expressions.
 
Joshua Smith
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The exam also convers the new printf stuff. All the syntax and conversion details are under java.util.Formatter in the API. So while they've taken a lot out, they've added some very detail oriented topics.

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/util/Formatter.html

Josh
[ August 25, 2005: Message edited by: Joshua Smith ]
 
Don Retag
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I think I/O was added back in because of the new formatting classes.

What I am really interested is what does 1.5 not cover. It will save me time by not having to read those chapters.
 
Bert Bates
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does 'bit shifting' include 'bit twiddling' ? Because there's no bit twiddling either

I think you've got the complete list of topics that got taken away... in a nutshell, we removed a tiny bit and added a huge, enormous stack of new stuff.

hth,

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Wensheng Li
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Math class has NOT gone!!! I came acorss an exam question about it today,although very simple.
 
Bert Bates
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First off, Congrats Wensheng, great job!

Ok, the Math class... I guess technically you could say that the Math class might play a teenie, tiny role in the exam, but if you get a Math question it will be on a common sense level. Put it this way, if you budget 500 hours to study for the exam (which would be a BIG budget), and you allot 5 minutes of study for the Math class, I'd say you spent too much time on the Math class

This does lead to a good study tip though... if you see a class mentioned in a question, and that class isn't in the objectives, then the question isn't really about that class. In other words sometimes the exam writers will use such a class as a 'red herring', a distraction.

hth,

Bert
 
Wensheng Li
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Haha,what you said is perfecly true.

Tha questions I came across was indeed intended to test another objective. A field/method in math class was trivially inclued in that question and even a pupil would know what that stands for!
 
Ravi Nistala
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How much of "Threads" and "collections" are covered in the new exam.(Tiger)

when you say "keywords" are not inlcided which section of the 1.4 exam you are referring?
 
Wensheng Li
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It was my impression that 'concurrency' and 'collectons/generic' are two heavey sections in SJCP 5.0 exam.
 
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