I am a beginner and as you said SCJP5 is outdated i am really scared rite now....because basically i was thinking of doing SCJP5 and now from this forum i came to know about SCJP6 anyways whats the difference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Vishal Hegde wrote:I am a beginner and as you said SCJP5 is outdated i am really scared rite now....because basically i was thinking of doing SCJP5 and now from this forum i came to know about SCJP6 anyways whats the difference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