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scjp5 or 6?

neeha sharma
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Joined: Jun 12, 2009
Posts: 11
Dear Raunchers........

im new to this site.
im planning to take scjp6 exam after couple of months,but my project manager challenged that it is impossible for me to complete my exam in a month.
So i want to show him that nothing is impossible!
my friends suggested me to go with scjp5 as it is easier than scjp6,but i feel doing the latest version is better.
But im confused....sometimes i too feel to take scjp5 as i dont have enough time.
Pleases suggest me which one shall i write scjp5 or 6???


Ankit Garg
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Joined: Aug 03, 2008
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Hi neeha, welcome to javaranch.

DON'T go for SCJP 5. It would be a waste as SCJP 6 and 5 have only a few differences and by just studying 2-3 API classes, you'll be certified with the latest certification. So go for SCJP 6.

Also your name is not according to the javaranch naming policy so please change it...


SCJP 6 | SCWCD 5 | Javaranch SCJP FAQ | SCWCD Links
Meghna Bhardwaj
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Joined: Jun 08, 2007
Posts: 109
Yes, I agree with Ankit, also SCJP 6 has more time its 3hr and 45 mins..... even this I found too less when I
sat scjp6 I was out of time, so i would say same numebr of questions 72 and more time definitely wins over scjp5

Good Luck! I am also studying for scjp6.
vijay jamadade
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Joined: May 12, 2008
Posts: 235
hi all,

can you please share the books or material related information for scjp6 exam. I have cathey sierra book for 5.0. Is it enough or is there any latest release for 5.0?


Regards, Vijay Jamadade.
( Nothing is Impossible.)
Poonam Kohli
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Joined: Jun 10, 2009
Posts: 53
vijay jamadade wrote:hi all,

can you please share the books or material related information for scjp6 exam. I have cathey sierra book for 5.0. Is it enough or is there any latest release for 5.0?


i have version 5.0 book too. But I am appearing for 6.0 exam in next 3 days.

There is a very little difference between the two exams. YOu can study the delta chapters online. Unless ofcourse if you want to spend money and buy another K&B book for version 6.0 !!
Byju Joy
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Joined: Sep 06, 2005
Posts: 84
Pass mark for SCJP 6 is 65%, whereas SCJP 5 could be passed scoring 59%.
Meghna Bhardwaj
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Joined: Jun 08, 2007
Posts: 109
yes that is also a point to consider...the pass mark.
neeha sharma
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Joined: Jun 12, 2009
Posts: 11
Thank You my dear friends,as you people suggested il definitely go with scjp6
but i have hardly 20days to prepare....
Is this time enough ??
Im not very much new to java....i have better knowledge in core java

what i actually planned is.....
1st one week i want to go through the kathey sierra book as i have already read that book once
next 1 week i want to practise mock exams.
Is this preperation enough???
otherwise tell me the better way to prepare and score good marks.
Ankit Mittal
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Joined: Nov 17, 2008
Posts: 3
Poonam Dhillon wrote:
vijay jamadade wrote:hi all,

can you please share the books or material related information for scjp6 exam. I have cathey sierra book for 5.0. Is it enough or is there any latest release for 5.0?


i have version 5.0 book too. But I am appearing for 6.0 exam in next 3 days.

There is a very little difference between the two exams. YOu can study the delta chapters online. Unless ofcourse if you want to spend money and buy another K&B book for version 6.0 !!


Hi Poonam,

Do let me know your exam experience , as I am also appearing for SCJP 6 and preparing from cathey sierra book for 5.0.
neeha sharma
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Joined: Jun 12, 2009
Posts: 11
please send me the useful links for scjp6

Ankit Garg
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Joined: Aug 03, 2008
Posts: 9280
    
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You can get a lot of useful information in the javaranch Scjp Faq.

BTW, if you are new to java, then 20 days might not be enough for SCJP. If you have had some exposure to java, then 20 days might be enough...
neeha sharma
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Joined: Jun 12, 2009
Posts: 11
i have better knowledge in java
Can you provide me any links for topic wise mock exams
Ankit Garg
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Joined: Aug 03, 2008
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A lot of people ask for topic wise mock exams. So searching the forum is a good idea. this page will help you...
neeha sharma
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Joined: Jun 12, 2009
Posts: 11
Do we have topic wise weightage of questions in exam?
I mean from this topic we get this much of questions...

if we have something like that please tell me the weightage for scjp1.6
 
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