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Vishal Hegde
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i am provided with SUN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES student guide for java programming language SL-275 from NIIT is this book enogh for preparing for SCJP5 exams



if not what are the oter books i need to refer



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Jarred Olson
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I just read the course overview at: http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/SL-275-SE6.xml
A couple of things:
1. This looks like it would be a good course to take if you're just beginning Java/programming.
2. I would take the SCJP6 instead of the SCJP5 exam, no sense in taking an already outdated exam.
3. This class covers some but not all of the parts of the SCJP6 exam. You can look at the objectives for the exam at (http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-065.xml)
4. Any material that is explicitly for the SCJP6 (310-065) exam would be good. I'm reading this book (http://www.amazon.com/SCJP-Certified-Programmer-Java-310-065/dp/0071591060) right now in preparation for the exam and I fell like it's a pretty good read.
Vishal Hegde
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I am a beginner and as you said SCJP5 is outdated i am really scared rite now....because basically i was thinking of doing SCJP5 and now from this forum i came to know about SCJP6 anyways whats the difference between SCJP5 AND SCJP6..


Jarred Olson
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Vishal Hegde wrote:I am a beginner and as you said SCJP5 is outdated i am really scared rite now....because basically i was thinking of doing SCJP5 and now from this forum i came to know about SCJP6 anyways whats the difference between SCJP5 AND SCJP6..




First off, don't be scared.

You can find out all of the differences between SCJP5 and SCJP6 here: http://faq.javaranch.com/java/ScjpFaq

Taking the SCJP5 isn't a bad choice if you've already studied specifically for it and are prepared to take that test. If you've just started studying or are thinking about taking the test you should go for the SCJP6 since it deals with the most recent version of Java. If you have more questions about SCJP search the SCJP forum for your answers: http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-24/Programmer-Certification-SCJP
Nitish Bangera
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If you are beginner then it would be good if you can go through Head First Java by Kathy sierra and Bert Bates. Its a real good book to understand the Core Concepts of Java 5.0. Then i prefer SCJP6 by the same authors will be a good book. Even me, though i have a programming background had to go through Head first java to get to know the concepts again in a proper manner.

About the exam..... GO for SCJP 6. There is no real difference between and now that the requisites have changed .... the exam pattern is same for both of them.


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Deepak Borania
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Vishal,

Hey, I too am preparing for SCJP6.
If you're a complete beginner, like me, you should first start off with a basics book like Ivor Horton's Beginning Java. After completing the book or the part of it which is required for the exam, start with a certification book like the Khalid Mughal book or the book by Kathy Sierra. These books are the best ones for certification, or so I think.
I dunno about the material provided by NIIT, but I don't trust them for sure.


Go for SCJP6. Not 5.
Vishal Hegde
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ok i f i go for SCJP 6 will be able to pass scjp5 exams 2???
Deepak Borania
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If you pass SCJP6, you don't need to give SCJP5.
Nitish Bangera
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Both are totally different exams with little changes in objectives. Its not like if you give 5th standard exam then it means you passed 4th standard exam also. They are different exams which are related to the Java versions. Now java 6 has come with many things so they made a different exam.
Vishal Hegde
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me confused rite now how come SCJP5 and SCJP6 be totally different

Nitish Bangera
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Don't waste your time getting confused on the versions......Because once you start preparing for SCJP you will know what real confusing things are.......so Go for SCJP 6 its the latest SCJP exam.
Deepak Borania
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there isn't much difference..........,or so i think
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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