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What's the difference between K&B SCJP 5 and 6?

Darya Akbari
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Joined: Aug 21, 2004
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Hi,

does anyone know what the difference is between K&B SCJP 5 and 6?


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Darya Akbari
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Uups, that is already handled through the SCJP FAQ
Siv. Pot
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Joined: Mar 18, 2009
Posts: 7

How is the SCJP 1.6 exam different from the SCJP 1.5?

Exam objectives: Several new API classes/interfaces have been added: java.io.Console, java.util.NavigableSet, java.util.NavigableMap. Explicit garbage collector calls (i.e. System.gc()) will no longer be tested, but candidates will still be expected to understand garbage collection and the finalize() method. Also, the following topics will be tested in greater depth: exception handling, collections, assertions, threads, and flow control. See the SCJP forum for more details.
Number of questions: 72 (no change)
Time: 210 minutes (increased from 175 minutes)
Passing score: 65% (increased from 59%)
Format of questions: No change.


Source: http://faq.javaranch.com/java/ScjpFaq#16diff15
B Bhalla
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Joined: Mar 18, 2009
Posts: 14
I purchased the K&B book mid of last year. I could only find 1.5 version of it on Amazon. So, I bought it with a thought of giving 1.5 exam

Now, if I want to appear for 1.6 exam.. Can I complete 1.5 book and then read the delta topics somewhere?
Darya Akbari
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B Bhalla wrote:Can I complete 1.5 book and then read the delta topics somewhere?


That's a good question. I also have the 1.5 K&B book and would like to know that.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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