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SCJP 5.0 or SCJP 6.0

Tanmay Rajvanshi
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Joined: Jul 26, 2009
Posts: 5
Hi
I have just completed my Graduation(Engineering) and would be joining a reputed IT giant in India in october.

I have basic knowledge of Java and am thinking of preparing for SCJP certification in the 2 months I have before I join the company.
Can anyone help me out whether I should prepare for SCJP 5 or SCJP 6 ???
Please keep in mind the time left.....

Thanks
Palash Kumar
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Joined: Jul 21, 2009
Posts: 33

Welcome Tanmay,

Go for the SCJP6. there is no much diff between SCJP5 and SCJP6 but SCJP is the latest version of the exam....

you will have to work hard for it...


SCJP 6 with 80%, going for SCWCD
Tanmay Rajvanshi
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Joined: Jul 26, 2009
Posts: 5
Thanks for the reply...
Could you suggest me a good book which will help me out.....
And also if i plan to take it in early october when should I buy the voucher???(Is there a time limit ?)
Palash Kumar
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Joined: Jul 21, 2009
Posts: 33

i think.... kathy sierra and bert bates study guide is good one, perhaps the best one.
But it is good if you know atleast the basics of java.
One more suggestion : write code more and more.


voucher validity varies from 8 to 12 months.
Check your voucher's expiry date when you buy....
Tanmay Rajvanshi
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 26, 2009
Posts: 5
Palash Kumar wrote:i think.... kathy sierra and bert bates study guide is good one, perhaps the best one.
But it is good if you know atleast the basics of java.
One more suggestion : write code more and more.


voucher validity varies from 8 to 12 months.
Check your voucher's expiry date when you buy....


Thanks
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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5 and 6 are pretty similar. I'd go for 6, just to be current.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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