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SCJP CX-310-065 or CX-310-055 ?

 
Christian Pfahl
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Hello,

this year i prepared for the Sun SCJP exam (CX-310-055) for Java 5 (1.5) SE.
(Mostly with this book: SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (Exam 310-055) ISBN-13: 978-0072253603)

This morning i liked to register to the exam but then i saw an updated/new exam: Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 (CX-310-065).

Now i'm double-minded if i should register to the CX-310-065 (java 6) instead to CX-310-055 (java 5).

On the sun website are only a few (mostly small) differences in the exam-objectives. And: I think there are not so many changes in the language from 5 top 6 (but i'm not sure).


My question is: Can anyone give a recommendation?

For example something like this:

"If you are well prepared for CX-310-055 then you have good chances for CX-310-065, too"
or
"Preperation for CX-310-055 is really not good enough by half for make CX-310-065"
or
"There are only a very few exam-relevant changes from java 5 to java 6"


thank you very much!


best regards
christian
 
Gosia Wittemann
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The SCJP 1.6 is not yet available, so if you plan to take it in any near future, you surely should go for 1.5 instead of waiting.

We've been talking about the new SCJP here: http://www.coderanch.com/t/266483/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/scjp
 
Christian Pfahl
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Originally posted by Gosia Wittemann:
The SCJP 1.6 is not yet available, so if you plan to take it in any near future, you surely should go for 1.5 instead of waiting.
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Hi,

thanks for the reference to the other thread - there a some interesting informations!

The SCJP 1.6 is now available in germany:
SUNs German CX-310-065 in english

(I called SUN in munich and they assured that the exam is bookable)

regards
Christian
 
Gosia Wittemann
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So, now I have something to think about. I wanted to take the 1.5 version end of month in Berlin, but now I'm not so sure any more.

Anyway, thanks for the information!!
 
Terence Gronowski
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There are some subtle differences between the 5 and 6 test:

Objective 3: New class System.Console
Objective 5: (Objective 5-2, no overriden methods any more, only overloaded, I do not belive??)
Objective 6: NavigableSet and NavigableInterfaces.
Objective 7: No system.gc() any more, but still garbage collection

Time new: 210 min, 49 questions to pass, 72 questions
Time old: 170 min, 43 questions to pass, 72 questions

In the 6 test you have slightly more time per question.
 
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"Terence", please check your private messages for an important administrative matter.
 
Jayakumar Jay
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Now the number of question and the Time has been revised for SCJP6
* Number of questions: 60 (earlier it was 75)
* Pass score: 58.33 % (35 of 60) (earlier it was 65% (49 of 75) )
* Time limit: 180 minutes (earlier it was above 220mins)
please check for recent changes at http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-065.xml
 
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Hi Jayakumar,

It turns out this thread was pretty old - we call it a "zombie" thread here at the ranch.

Usually it's best not to add a post to an old thread like this - for instance in this case the "news" was pretty old, and your post didn't quite match the original discussion.

So, best to stick with current discussions!

thanks, and welcome to the ranch!

Bert
 
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