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Rachil Chandran
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Joined: Mar 05, 2006
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Can someone tell me if the upgrade exams for SCJP are aesier than the normal ones.

I know the number of questions are lesser in an upgrade, but I am enquiring about the difficulty level.

Are the questions easier since it is an upgrade (or are they tougher since you are already certified for the previous version and hence know the fundamentals)

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Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

I have to admit that, having taken the upgrade, I think it's probably harder... but only in the sense that it doesn't cover the fundamentals that haven't changed between versions. You're left to deal with only the areas that are new, so in the sense that it's without all the easier questions...

Still, I'll admit that I did rather like the fact that it was shorter, so it evens out.

Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
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