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my first post in javaranch and i desperately need help

Tanmoy Dhara
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hi everyone..first of all let me thank you all for creating and contributing to such a wonderful and helpful website.

for last few threads , i am seeing a lot of members are speaking of ' retirement of SCJP 5.0 too soon'

i am planning to take the exam (310-055) in early(or mid-) september and these informations are scaring me to death.

can anybody please tell me if sun publishes notifications well ahead of the retirement date..all i mean is that ,in your opinion,is it safe to hope that retirement will not be done before the end of september?

my voucher has an expiry date of 30th september,2009...and i am having a very hectic schedule these days ,so its impossible for me to switch to SCJP 1.6 now.

SCJP 5
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Lucas Smith
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There will be some pieces of information (I guess on Sun's website) about the retirement.
They will publish it 3 months in advance.
You can sleep well


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Vijitha Kumara
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tanmoy dhara wrote:can anybody please tell me if sun publishes notifications well ahead of the retirement date..all i mean is that ,in your opinion,is it safe to hope that retirement will not be done before the end of september?

Yes. SUN will announce it 90 days before the retirement.
my voucher has an expiry date of 30th september,2009...and i am having a very hectic schedule these days ,so its impossible for me to switch to SCJP 1.6 now.

There's not much different in SCJP 6 with 5. Won't be a problem I guess. Check the ScjpFaq for more info.

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Tanmoy Dhara
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thanks to you both..now i really really can sleep well.

however , one more thing(i am being a bit silly perhaps).. as the pattern changed and i see a lot of examtakers talking about difficulty level being changed , they are mostly talking about SCJP 1.6 .Such observations about SCJP 1.5 will be of great help to the people who are going to appear in the 5.0 version.

So, if anybody comes to know anything about if the level of difficulty for 310-055 has gone up further or remained unchanged more or less

again, thank you guys, i really didn't expected such prompt reply
Lucas Smith
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Dont't expect - just believe
Nitish Bangera
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the only difference is the number of correct answers expected in 5 is lesser than 6. That's all


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Nitish Bangera
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the only difference is the number of correct answers expected in 5 is lesser than 6. That's all
Bert Bates
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Just go for the Java 6 exam! The differences between the Java 5 and the Java 6 exams are tiny and the Java 6 exam has the advantage of being the much newer one.

I'm pretty sure Sun will let you change from 5 to 6, maybe a small fee?


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Tanmoy Dhara
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"head first java" -best thing in my entire college life (includes non academic stuff too )

"Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 : exam study guide" -just have started , and i am liking it

and now you see the author of those two books is talking to you ,personally

first then

yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

however the "fees" portion was a little unclear to me . I thought that i can appear in any of the both exams with same voucher..so what incurs further expense?was that a joke?
Ankit Garg
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tanmoy dhara wrote:I thought that i can appear in any of the both exams with same voucher


Yes you can do that. Also as everyone (including Bert) is saying, please go for SCJP 6. Even if you have the SCJP 5 book, you can easily give the SCJP 6 exam with a little reading of the java docs or a tutorial on the internet...


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