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Does SCJP 1.6 exam include questions about GUI classes?

 
Larry Olson
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Hi,

I have a basic question. Does SCJP exam include questions about Designing Graphical User Interfaces, you know GUI classes like Buttons, frames, layout managers, Swing components etc. etc. ?

Looking at the Sun SCJP objectives at http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-065.xml,
I don't seem to find any references to GUI classes at all.

GUI classes seem to be such an important aspect of java programming, yet I am susprised that it isn't mentioned (I am not complaining though). or Am I mis reading the objectives of the exam? Any clarifications from fellow ranchers would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 
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Hi Larry,

There are no Swing-specific objectives, and you won't encounter any questions in the exam that test your knowledge of GUI classes. There might be questions which include GUI classes (for example testing anonymous inner classes as listeners) but they won't test any GUI knowledge, they would be just used as an example.

As to why there are no GUI questions in the exam, I guess that is left for other certifications. But in my experience GUI is not the toughest part of Java (although it is a big topic due to the size of the Swing framework.) What you learn by studying the SCJP objectives will also help you understand better how GUI classes are put together.
 
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No swing questions in SCJP 1.6
 
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The SCJD (Sun Certified Java Developer) exam includes knowledge of Swing. You'll have to be SCJP certified before you can do the SCJD exam.
 
Larry Olson
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Thanks all for clarifying. I am happy that I could skip the GUI classes for now
 
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It was in the older versions of SCJP 1.2. Later removed from the objectives.
 
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No GUI

SCJP 6.0 Exam Objective/Syllabus is

Declarations, Initialization and Scoping
Flow Control
API Contents
Thread and Concurrency
Collections / Generics
Fundamentals
Var-args
Autoboxing/unboxing
enum types
Files,I/O and Serializable, Dates
Class and Class Hierarchy
Static Import and Enhanced for Loop
OO Concepts
regular expressions
Inner class
Console, NavigableMap, NavigableSet
 
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