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jyotsna srikanth
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Joined: Sep 25, 2007
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Hi
I know basic programming in java but not explored in it that much so can you advice me which certification i should prepare for scjp 1.4 or scjp 5.
nikunj thakur
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Joined: Sep 23, 2007
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Hi,
Even i am new to java but i am giving now SCJP 5.0,i thing one should go for updated version.
jyotsna srikanth
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Joined: Sep 25, 2007
Posts: 12
ok so when are you planning to take test and may i know how you are starting up preparing because iam still in search of good resource(books)and how to start with.
Collins Mbianda
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
Posts: 259
Hi !!!
I also think that going for SCJP a good idea.

For the book, K&B book is considered as one of the bests.

Good luck.


SCJP 5.0 | SCWCD 1.4
Pranav Bhatt
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 284
Going for 1.4 or 1.5 is your choice. You have gone for basic programming in which version 1.4 or 1.5? that too can help you to decide or you can start afresh once again. You can get the SCJP practice books co-authored by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates or you can have Khalid Mudghal.
Or if you are having just little elementry knowledge then go for the text book first (i would recommend HEAD FIRST JAVA 1.5) and then go for SCJP practice books as mentioned previously.

Best of Luck
jyotsna srikanth
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Joined: Sep 25, 2007
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thank you so much for the response
Saurabh Verma
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The difference between 1.4 and 1.5 are:


Exam objectives: Several important new language features have been added, including enums, generics, static imports, and autoboxing/unboxing. API features added to the exam include java.lang.StringBuilder, java.util.Locale, java.util.Formater, java.util.Scanner. java.util.regex.Pattern, and java.util.regex.Matcher. Java IO features have been added, including File, BufferedReader, BufferedWriter, FileReader, FileWriter and PrintWriter. Concepts such as loose coupling and high cohesion have been added, as well as greater emphasis on encapsulation as it relates to JavaBean conventions. Bit manipulation (e.g., shifting) has been dropped.
*Number of questions: 72 (increased from 61)
*Time: 175 minutes (increased from 120 minutes)
*Passing score: 59% (increased from 52%)
*Level of difficulty: The concensus is that it is more difficult.
*Format of questions: As before, you will always be told how many options to choose. No credit is given for partial answers.

But its advisable now to go for SCJP 1.5 and for preparation SCJP 5 by kathy sierra is good.Its totally according to the syllabus og 1.5
Yogvinder Singh Ghotra
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Joined: Sep 10, 2007
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Saurabh, Are you sure no of options will be known in advance?
nikunj thakur
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Joined: Sep 23, 2007
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I am planning to give SCJP after 2 months,i thing that much time is enough.
But there are 2 books of K&B 1-head first java 2-certification book,i thing 2nd one is good if you know some basics about java programing.
Saurabh Verma
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Joined: Aug 13, 2007
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Yeah Yogvinder I this information from sun's site.You can refer the site.
[ September 26, 2007: Message edited by: Saurabh Verma ]
jyotsna srikanth
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so it is better to take up scjp 1.5.Is it possible to clear or prepare knowing just basics of java.
Ulf Dittmer
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Originally posted by jyotsna srikanth:
Is it possible to clear or prepare knowing just basics of java.


Prepare - yes, pass - no.


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jyotsna srikanth
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Joined: Sep 25, 2007
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Where i should register to take up the certification and may i know more details of it.
Kiran Tarte
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Joined: Jun 25, 2007
Posts: 16
on Ulf Dittmer,
i like your answer
Kiran Tarte
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Joined: Jun 25, 2007
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jyotsna, where do you stay, city?
jyotsna srikanth
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ya in city only
Kiran Tarte
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which city?
jyotsna srikanth
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bangalore
Kiran Tarte
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Joined: Jun 25, 2007
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Click the link for registraion centers in Bangalore or you can do it online

http://www.javabeat.net/javabeat/scjp2/prometric/prometric_testing_centers_bangalore.php
 
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