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mic ram
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Hi

I am preparing for scjp1.4 exam but i have scjp5 book of kathy serria can i prepare that book and scjp1.4 exam ,can any one suggest whether i can do that way..
marc weber
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It's difficult to prepare for an exam using a book that covers a different version. This is especially true regarding Java 1.4 and 5.0, because these exams are significantly different.

If you have the book for 5.0, I really think you should consider the 5.0 exam. There is a lot of new material on the 5.0 exam that you will be seeing in the book (and will use in practice), so you may as well get certification credit for knowing it. Also, there is some material on the 1.4 exam that is not covered in the 5.0 exam (for example, bit manipulation and the Math class), so if you're taking the 1.4 exam you will need to cover those topics elsewhere.

For a high-level idea of what's different, see SCJP FAQ: How is the 1.5 exam different than the 1.4 exam?


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Michael Raymond Jr.
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Originally posted by mic ram:
Hi

I am preparing for scjp1.4 exam but i have scjp5 book of kathy serria can i prepare that book and scjp1.4 exam ,can any one suggest whether i can do that way..


go for whichever one you feel more comfortable with. seeing you have the 5.0 book, it seems to make sense to target that one.

as for learinng the different material between 1.4 and 1.5, well, you don't have to have a certificate on those 'new' 1.5 topics to learn them.



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Jesper de Jong
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Don't use the 5.0 book to study for the 1.4 exam.

The answer of the same exam question can be different, depending on if you're using 1.4 or 5.0. For example, some things do not compile on Java 1.4 but do on Java 5.0. On the exam, the answer "does not compile" would in that case be correct for 1.4, but wrong for 5.0.


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kurt hanni
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scjp 1.4 read khalid mughal
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