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SCJP 1.5 or SCJP 1.6

Varnam Aayiram
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Joined: Dec 23, 2008
Posts: 88
Hi folks...

I am in a confused state. I started studying for SCJP 1.5 sometime back, I have covered the syllabus, but I need more preparation. Furthermore due to work and personal commitments my preparation has been sketchy. From next month onwards I will start focusing on the exam and will be able to devote serious time to it. It's almost going to be like re-starting...hence I am wondering, should I drop studying for the 1.5 exam and instead focous on the 1.6 exam? Hope someone can advise. Thanks.
Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6662

Perhaps this can help you decide ->

SCJP 6 articles - SCJP 5/6 mock exams - More SCJP Mocks
Manjula Weerasinghe

Joined: Mar 15, 2010
Posts: 25

I just started to study for SCJP and one of the books I read ("SCJP Sun® Certified Programmer for Java™ 6Study Guide") says this,

"other than the addition of the System.Console class and Navigable collections, the Java 5 and Java 6 exams are
identical in scope. We recommend that you take the Java 6 exam and not the Java 5 exam"

OCPJP 6, OCE JEE 6 JSP and Servlet Developer
Prithvi Sehgal
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Joined: Oct 13, 2009
Posts: 774
Aim for SCJP 6, as there is not much difference between SCJP 5 and 6 version. So appear for the latest one.

Best Regards,

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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Joined: Jan 28, 2008
Posts: 5575

why droping 1.5? instead continue and upgrade to 1.6 .Always try to get the certification of *Higher version*
Varnam Aayiram
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Joined: Dec 23, 2008
Posts: 88
mmmm... in that case, will prepare for 1.6 than...thanks everyone...
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