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scjp 1.5 or 1.6 ???

Jugal Parikh

Joined: Sep 09, 2008
Posts: 12
hello all,

i am planning to give my scjp exam soon.i am aware that 1.6 is the latest version.but i unknowingly prepared for scjp 1.5.
now is there a major difference between 1.5 and 1.6
if yes in which objectives or chapters.
if not i better opt for 1.6
thank you
Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6662

There are not many differences. You can read through some topics online to get yourself covered. additional preparation will be about 2-3 days

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Mauricio Luiz

Joined: Sep 03, 2007
Posts: 10
and where can i find those topics? Do you have one you think is the best?
I'll also make a search for these topics... i already scheduled my scjp 5 test, but if there aren't too many differences I may think about cancel the test and re-schedule it to the newer version.
Jesper de Jong
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Posts: 15099

Welcome to JavaRanch.

See this in the JavaRanch SCJP FAQ: How is the SCJP 1.6 exam different from the SCJP 1.5?

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Pranav Bhatt
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 284
Hi all,
I was preparing to give SCJP 5 this month's end. But after reading this am in situation to reconsider my decision. As few things have been added and it wont take more days for additional ones. If yes, could anyone provide me with additional chapters link? I searched but could not get specific chapters so would have to do selective study
[ September 12, 2008: Message edited by: Pranav Bhatt ]
Mauricio Luiz

Joined: Sep 03, 2007
Posts: 10
Thanks a lot!
Well, as I've already studied to the SCJP 5 and have the test scheduled to next week, I'll stick to my initial plan and take the old test. Right now i don't want to reschedule it and have to study different things neither.
Anyway, thank you for the link.
I agree. Here's the link:
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