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SCJP 5 or SCJP 6?

sanjana suman
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Joined: Oct 09, 2008
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Hi friends i am new to java, i am planning to write SCJP exam, can anyone suggest me which version do i have to take, please need your advice.

thanks in advance

sanjana suman.
Ruben Soto
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Hi Sanjana,

SCJP 6 just adds a few API concepts:
The question is, why wouldn't you want to take SCJP 6? That's the one I would go for (as a matter of fact, I am scheduled for SCJP 6 myself.)

Good luck with it.

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camilo lopes
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if you are starting with java I recommended that you first study the fundamments java, O.O and after you can think what certification You can take. the objective of the certification is not learn java. Then learn the language first. this is my opinion.

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Vijay Raj
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Joined: Oct 10, 2005
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Hi Sanjana,

As you said that you are very new to Java, you should first study the basics. Get hold of a good "Learning Java" type of books.

Even I will be giving my SCJP in March. I am still confused whether to take SCJP 5 or SCJP 6. Between both, SCJP 6 has only one major change, I guess. The one regarding the new classes (NavigableMap). I would most probably go for SCJP 6. It depends how long I take to brush up Java 5.

Stephen Davies
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If you are new to Java and wish to certify I would reccomend taking SCJA first. Of course it is not complsory before SCJP, but it would be a valuable step in preparing you for SCJP, and help ensuring your Java Basics are up to scratch.

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