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SCJP 1.4 or SCJP 1.5

trisha kapoor
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Joined: Aug 10, 2006
Posts: 6
Hi,

I have started preparing for SCJP 1.4 exam But Still I m confused whether to give SCJP 1.4 or SCJP 1.5

Please guide me in this regard.

Thanks
Robbi Palacios
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 96
If you are preparing for SCJP, I suggest you take 1.5 since either way
you will later think of upgrading it. If you take 1.4 like many others, later
they eventually took the upgrade to 1.5. They end up purchasing two
vouchers. Whereas, you can use the other voucher to good use by taking up
SCBCD, SCWCD or SCEA part 1. Saves you more money and puts you ahead.
The thing you have to worry about though is more studying since new
features were added. This is what I thought about when I decided to take
1.5. Be smart, save more.
[ August 10, 2006: Message edited by: Robbi Palacios ]

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Naseem Khan
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Joined: Apr 25, 2005
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Well the decision you have to take? If I am at your place, then definitely I would go for SCJP 1.5.

Though still companies are using 1.4 version of java, but I think doing certification in the current version is always wise and better. Definitely a time will come when 1.5 will replace 1.4


Naseem


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trisha kapoor
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Joined: Aug 10, 2006
Posts: 6
Thanks a lot for taking me decision I would rather go for SCJP 1.5.

Thanks a lot again
Robbi Palacios
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 96
Note: Sun is offering a free re-take for the exam if you
purchase a voucher http://www.sun.com/training/index.xml?printFriendly=true
So buy it now while the re take is still available this will lessen your
fears on pursuing SCJP 1.5.
trisha kapoor
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Joined: Aug 10, 2006
Posts: 6
Can you please guide me ,for how long a voucher will be valid after Buying it.
Robbi Palacios
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 96
Originally posted by trisha kapoor:
Can you please guide me ,for how long a voucher will be valid after Buying it.


I bought my voucher last April 2006. It's good until February 28,
2007 that's one whole year. It's one year.

I think you should consult this link to find out more:
http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-055.xml
[ August 10, 2006: Message edited by: Robbi Palacios ]
trisha kapoor
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Joined: Aug 10, 2006
Posts: 6
Should I start preparation by studying Java language specification 3rd edition first or some book .as topics added in SCJP 1.5 are totally untouched for me .

Please suggest
Naseem Khan
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Joined: Apr 25, 2005
Posts: 809
No need to refer JLS Third edition for SCJP.

Purchase SCJP 1.5 by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates. Its for the exam objective 310-055

Plus you can try lots of mock exams which you can find from our SCJP FAQ Section.


Naseem
Kishore Balla
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Joined: Jun 08, 2005
Posts: 165
Originally posted by Robbi Palacios:
Note: Sun is offering a free re-take for the exam if you
purchase a voucher http://www.sun.com/training/index.xml?printFriendly=true
So buy it now while the re take is still available this will lessen your
fears on pursuing SCJP 1.5.


This offer is not available here


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trisha kapoor
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Joined: Aug 10, 2006
Posts: 6
Hi,

Is SCJP 1.5 contains short answer also or only multiple choice .

Thanks for your great help.
Robbi Palacios
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 96
Thanks Kishore, there's a link below the url called
# Free Retake Exam : http://www.sun.com/training/savings/retake.xml
[ August 10, 2006: Message edited by: Robbi Palacios ]
Robbi Palacios
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 96
Originally posted by trisha kapoor:
Hi,

Is SCJP 1.5 contains short answer also or only multiple choice .

Thanks for your great help.


According to the book by K&B the exam is in Multiple Choice
and Drag and Drop Format. For best advise consult the Java Ranch
Faq http://faq.javaranch.com/view?ScjpFaq .
sunny mak
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Joined: Jun 11, 2006
Posts: 12
hi trisha,
Thanks trisha,i am also very confused about taking 1.4 or 5. i think you solved my confusion ,i was about to post the same question.i will better take 1.5 now ,thanks guys for your suggessions.take care,bye


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Timothy Sam
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Joined: Sep 18, 2005
Posts: 746
Uhmmmm... Darn... I should have known this earlier! What do you think are the chances(percentage) if I didn't buy any study guide book and just took the exam? I'm out of budget, but if I knew this earlier I would've taken it anyway...


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Robbi Palacios
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 96
Originally posted by Timothy Sam:
Uhmmmm... Darn... I should have known this earlier! What do you think are the chances(percentage) if I didn't buy any study guide book and just took the exam? I'm out of budget, but if I knew this earlier I would've taken it anyway...



If you didn't buy the K&B Book, you should have atleast and idea of your chances by taking the free mock exams available. This will measure your
chances of passing the exam.

I was also out of budget before when I ordered the K&B Book
(310-055), but i realized if a lot of people come into the exam
unprepared and receive failing marks even those with years of experience
then i need to prepare well, so I borrowed money and bought the book.
After the exam, you will find the book is still useful as a reference
based from other professionals.

Goodluck!
Ashwini Ghamandi
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Joined: Jun 01, 2006
Posts: 74
hi trisha,

just go for 1.5 i have done 1.4 and now thinking for upgrade exam.
its batter to go for 1.5


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