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SCJP Java 5 Upgrade Exam

Rob Hern
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Joined: Oct 20, 2008
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Hello,

I'm planning to do the java 5 upgrade exam next week. It's a while since I passed the 1.4 exam so not all of it is fresh.

Can someone who has done the java 5 upgrade exam tell me if the questions in the upgrade exam are focused on the new features in java 5, or are there a mixture of questions covering all of the original java objectives as well?

I would like to know if I can best spend my time getting to grips with the new introductions to the laguage: generics, enums, new concurrency changes etc., or will I have to brush up on the fine details of the whole of the java language?

Thanks,

Rob.
Rob Hern
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Joined: Oct 20, 2008
Posts: 2
The original question was to find out whether the Java5 upgrade exam asks questions specific to the new features added in Java5. I now know the answer having sat the exam yesterday.

The questions were not specific to the new features, but covered all topics you would expect from the plain Java5 certification exam. I think the only difference is there are fewer questions.

There were plenty of questions that covered generics, static imports and enums, but I didn't get any on regexes.
 
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