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Minal Silimkar-Urankar
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Joined: Nov 25, 2007
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hi all
I am planning for SCJP exam
I coverd the portion of java 5
But from sun's site java 6 exam also available.
Which exam should I prefer now java5 or java6?

Minal Silimkar
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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In my opinion, it depends on your purpose. If you have time and want to update your Java knowledge also, you can go to the Sun's website, compare SJCP 6 and 5, try to learn new objectives. If you think that it's enough, try to practice with the tests as much as possible to have a good preparation for your test.
Sandeep Bhandari
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whatever you want to add in your resume. I would say go for SCJP5 now and then go for SCJP6 upgrade.

Even look at me, I am planning to go for SCJP1.4 then will go for SCJP5 upgrade and then SCJP6 upgrade. This will definitely give me more exposure to different topics.

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Niranjan Deshpande
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Me too did the 1.4 a couple of years back, its really time to upgrade to 1.5

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Anubhav Anand
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Joined: May 18, 2007
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Hello Minal,

If you are really confident on your preparation for SCJP 5, then you can add on to go ahead and add knowledge for SCJP 6. It's worth it with the fact that there are only a few more topics added. Precisely Navigable HashMap and sets and console api's and few other system utils.

Unfortunately there is no substatial material for SCJP 6 for now. But, you can search this forum to have some good information.

Also, I'll like to inform that passing percentage for SCJP has been increased to 65%.

So think well, choose your options, and go ahead with SCJP 6 if you are confident enough.

Wish you luck..!!
Ravikanth kolli
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Joined: Feb 10, 2008
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hye guys. i have a weird question.
If we fail the exam once, can we use the same voucher or shoudl we buy a new one..

Jesper de Jong
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Normally you will need to pay again (buy a new voucher) but sometimes there are promotions, where you can get a free retake exam if you fail the first time. Check with your local testing center.

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Ravikanth kolli
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thanks a lot jesper.
I agree. Here's the link:
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