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Just for fun, let's find out how many people are studying for the SCJP 1.4 exam versus the SCJP 1.5 exam. If you're studying for the SCJP 1.4 exam, add a post here, and maybe tell us how you made your decision.
(Editing Bert's post rather than creating a new reply in this thread.
Please just vote and answer the question on the decision for taking the SJCP 1.4 exam. Please create a new thread if you have a seperate question, rather than posting it here and hijacking the thread. Vidyakar please post your questions in a seperate new thread, I am going to edit your post and remove the question Thanks Mark Spritzler ) [ April 29, 2006: Message edited by: Mark Spritzler ]
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hi, this is vidhyakar and going to take scjp 1.4 exam on this 1 st may (monday.) i was preparing scjp for past 6 months. very nervous to write the exam. (Question removed by Mark Spritzler to keep this thread from being hijacked. Please post in a new thread. We really do want to help you out here.) [ April 29, 2006: Message edited by: Mark Spritzler ]
Well deciding was difficult. Finally settled for 1.4. At first there was difficulty in getting 1.5 book. less material available online. And I guess since companies will have 1.4 legacy, 1.4 will be there in demand for some more time. I have got the voucher , will write the exam in a month. Will be visting this question to see how others made the decision.
I booked the SCJP 1.4 on May 25th. I am preparing only siera book and I dont have other materials to study and i dont have that much time to read also. (Edited by Mark Spritzler. Trying to not hijack Bert's thread. Check out our FAQ link above to get to Mocks and help.) [ May 02, 2006: Message edited by: Mark Spritzler ]
I am going after the 1.4 cert, because that is what my company and our clients are using. I do plan on going after the 1.5, later, just to learn the new features of 1.5. I figure having both can not hurt!
Hello, i got certified a week ago on 1.4 reason of why i choosed 1.4 is that i am using that in my company, and i got a book (K&B) left by my colleague, and that was 1.4 version. so i started to study on that (while at the same time having a look at 1.5) i plan to do the 'upgrade exam' by end of this year.... if you are studyijng now i believe 1.5 is more valuable
first of all many thanks to this site . i am preparing for scjp 1.4. because 1) still now i am familiar with java 1.4 only 2) my company uses java 1.4 only( still we didnt switched to 'tiger') 3) lot of material and support available for scjp1.4 in the net(also books) 4) my thinking is that if we get the scjp 1.4 first, then we can upgrade our skills easily to java 1.5 5) finally, lot of projects are still in 1.4, and also lot more are starting with jdk1.4(i think it will take some time for 'Tiger' come into scene
also K&B is excellent.
thank you regards, venkat.
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1.5 was not yet available when I made the decision to get certified. At the rate I'm going though, 1.6 will be out before I take the 1.4 test. Also, I work for a gov't agency that's in process of migrating from legacy systems and 1.4 is the platform. [ May 08, 2006: Message edited by: Tony Thompson ]