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Why should I take SCJP 6 while Java EE is still version 5

Xiaoqing Ni
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Joined: Jan 06, 2009
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Mostly, I work on Java EE based projects, and the Java EE has not been updated long time, still version 5.
I don't know whether it needs to be updated.
So how can I benefit from owning a SCJP 6 certification?
Shin Kudo
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Joined: Apr 17, 2009
Posts: 25
see the scjp faq


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Devaka Cooray
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Xiaoqing,

Although the difference between SCJP 5.0 and SCJP 6.0 version is very small, is their any reason that you really need to go for SCJP 5.0?


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Ulf Dittmer
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There's no strict connection between the JSE version and the JEE version. It's possible to use JEE 5 with JSE 6, in which case you could use the newer features. You're right that the JEE 5 APIs only require JSE 5.

Note that JEE 6 is on the way into the wild, probably later this year. I don't know if it will require JSE 6, though.


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