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What is the different between SCJP 5.0 and SCJP 5.0 Upgrade?

Hong Anderson
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The exam objectives of both are the same.
What questions in SCJP 5.0 exam that are not in SCJP 5.0 upgrade exam?


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Theodore Casser
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The difference, if I understand correctly, are the scope of the questions - the upgrade mostly deals with what's changed between the prior version(s) and the current one, while the full exam covers everything.

It's due to the difference in intent for the exams - the upgrade is for individuals who already have proven they understand certain parts of the language, so those sections can be downplayed in importance and priority placed upon the newer information.


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Edwin Dalorzo
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I daresay the only difference is in the price. The evaluation is the same, according to the objectives declared in the Sun Educational Services

The upgrade exam just costs $100, while the real exam costs $150.

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Edwin Dalorzo
[ January 27, 2006: Message edited by: Edwin Dalorzo ]
B Chen
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Full exam is 72 questions and almost 3 hours
Upgrade exam is 46 questions and only 1 hour and 45 mins
Quite a difference


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Hong Anderson
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Originally posted by B Chen:
Full exam is 72 questions and almost 3 hours
Upgrade exam is 46 questions and only 1 hour and 45 mins
Quite a difference


I know, but I want to know what are 26 questions that are not in SCJP 5.0 Upgrade exam
B Chen
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Probably the stuff that was in the 1.4 exam but is no longer an objective for the 5.0 exam.
Theodore Casser
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It's a mishmash of items that were covered on prior versions.

Begging to differ with you, Edwin, but I took the upgrade to 5.0, and what was missing was, by and large, the items that were covered on prior versions of the exam, hence my comment. Maybe I just don't remember the 'basic' questions from when I took it, nervous as I was about the 5.0 questions, but I simply don't recall having had some of the more basic portions that have been consistant since earlier versions of Java.
Patrick Williams
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Hi Kengkaj, The upgrade exam is for those individuals that have passed a previous version of the SCJP (such as the exam that covers version 1.2 or 1.4). The objectives are the same in both the 5.0 exam and the upgrade so you can encounter the same types of questions on both exams, but the upgrade exam has fewer questions. You cannot take an upgrade exam unless you have alaready passed a previous exam version.


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