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Sravanthi Pasi

Joined: May 01, 2009
Posts: 11
Hi Everybody,

I am quite comfortable with core java and J2EE concepts. Only thing I need is to practice a lot in the possbile question patterns in SCJP.
I wish to take the SCJP exam and I am confused as to which one to take. Is it SCJP 5 or SCJP 6? I previously did not take any of those exams.
Also I need some suggestion to buy a book for the preparation. Do I need to buy a book that is for SCJP 5 or SCJP 6? Do they really differ?Please help me in this.
W. Joe Smith
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Joined: Feb 10, 2009
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Many people would recommend the SJCP 6 exam, since it is the latest. I'd suggest getting practice in the new features of Java 6.

As for books, SCJP for Java 6 (or something along those lines) by Sierra and Bates is pretty much standard around here.

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Sravanthi Pasi

Joined: May 01, 2009
Posts: 11
oh thanq for the info.. and how much time do you think it would take for the preparation... i did all my studies in CS and familiar with java so i have the basic programming skills.... i would like to book a date for the exam probably in two months from now...
sudipto shekhar
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Joined: Apr 02, 2008
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The time to prepare depends on you.But take your time and do not rush for the exam.Also I would recommend you for SCJP 6

All the best.

Regards, Sud.
Ninad Kulkarni
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Joined: Aug 31, 2007
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Go for SCJP 6.0

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Sravanthi Pasi

Joined: May 01, 2009
Posts: 11
Thank You...
I agree. Here's the link:
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