File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Programmer Certification (SCJP/OCPJP) and the fly likes why SCJP  5?? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Java Interview Guide this week in the Jobs Discussion forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Certification » Programmer Certification (SCJP/OCPJP)
Bookmark "why SCJP  5??" Watch "why SCJP  5??" New topic

why SCJP 5??

vikrant singh

Joined: Mar 21, 2007
Posts: 6
please tell me that weather i should give scjp 1.5 or 1.4??? as i have good knowledge of 1.4 but i am not able to decide which one i should give for my future benefit....
Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
Hi Vikrant,

I'd vote for the 5.0 exam:

1 - It is, for most practical purposes, a superset of what's on the 1.4 - in other words there's nothing critical on the 1.4 that isn't on the 5.0.

2 - It certifies the most current, important features of J2SE (like generics).

3 - It's broader, it proves a greater range of knowledge.



Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
(If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: why SCJP 5??
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition