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I decided to take SCJP 1.6

Tim Weide
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Joined: Feb 19, 2008
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I took the SCJP 1.6 exam today. There were two questions that dealt with the new topics. I am glad I went with 1.6 instead of 1.5. Sun's free retake promotion gave me confidence to do it.

By the way, I passed with an 87%, but that isn't why I'm posting this. If you are trying to decide which exam to take, I don't think it requires much more effort to pass the new exam. Just look at the javadoc and play with the code. It is really very simple (unlike the differences between 1.4 and 1.5). The passing score is a little higher, but you get more time to take the test.
Anirudh Vyas
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Joined: Oct 23, 2006
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wow ... good deal. I have been meaning to give 5 for years dammit ... (missed last one this year in feb ... i am not sure about 6; cuz next year they will introduce Java 7 (hopefully) ... so we"ll have closures; property access syntax; other cool features ...

**dont know =x**

Vyas, Anirudh
Jesper de Jong
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After seeing Joshua Bloch's talk at JavaPolis last year on what's wrong with the closures proposal, I'm not sure that closures would be such a great feature to add to Java. It's also not at all certain that this is going to be added to Java 7; it might take so long to figure out what the best way to implement closures is that it won't make it into Java 7.

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Vierda Mila
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Joined: Feb 25, 2008
Posts: 61
Hi Tim,
Congratulations! did you go with mock exam before taking this real exam? if the answer is yes, could you share in this forum where can find that mock exam? I mean the url/book or other sources.

thanks & regards

Tim Weide
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Joined: Feb 19, 2008
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I purchased the practice exams from Sun. They were very close to the real exam in level of difficulty. The exams can be obtained from the Sun website.
Nevin kumar
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Joined: Mar 15, 2008
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congrats man,I was confused whether to take scjp1.5 or 1.6,how about the difficulty level of the 1.6 exam.what are the topics which need more focus for the 1.6 exam.
Tim Weide
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Joined: Feb 19, 2008
Posts: 37
I believe the new topic are: Console, NavigableMap, and NavigableSet. There were only two or three questions on these.
Abhik Ghosh
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Joined: Feb 28, 2008
Posts: 32
Can you tell me how to purchase the practice exams from Sun?
I agree. Here's the link:
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