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akhila reddy

Joined: Sep 15, 2009
Posts: 2
hii everyone;
i m preparing for my scjp test. i have time till November , but i m preparing for scjp5 but since java 6 is already being used, should i write scjp6 or scjp5. If i m supposed to write scjp6 how to prepare and what are the extra or changed topics in java6 compared to java 5 .. please help me out!!
hoping for a soon reply!!
Ankit Garg

Joined: Aug 03, 2008
Posts: 9462

Hi Akhila, welcome to javaranch.

You should definitely go for SCJP 6. The difference between SCJP 5 and SCJP 6 is given here. Also you can get articles for the new topics at

SCJP 6 | SCWCD 5 | Javaranch SCJP FAQ | SCWCD Links
Atwal Usha
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Joined: Sep 10, 2009
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It would be better if you appear for SCJP 6 certification exam as it is the latest one. Moreover, there are only slight difference between in the objectives of SCJP 5 and SCJP 6 certification exams so it will not take much time.

The objectives with modifications are API Contents, Collections/Generics and Fundamentals.

For further information please visit the following link: SCJP6

Usha Atwal

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Paul Anilprem
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As Ankit has pointed out, check out the differences between 5 and 6. If you feel comfortable that you can alter your preparation to suit SCJP 6 (which should not be very hard), then you should take SCJP 6.

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Krishna Srinivasan
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It is good if you can write SCJP 1.6.

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akhila reddy

Joined: Sep 15, 2009
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Thanks a lot ... these posts helped me..!!! thank you so much
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