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SCJP Upgrade Exam

Will Myers
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Joined: Aug 05, 2009
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I have the SCJP for Java 5 and was wondering what's new in the SCJP 6 exam and if it's worth taking the upgrade exam. How often do people update their certifications?
Prithvi Sehgal
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Joined: Oct 13, 2009
Posts: 774

Please check scjpfaqs for the difference between
scjp 5 and scjp 6. There is not much difference, only a couples of topics are added which you can do
from the tutorials also. I don't know much about the upgrade exam, hopefully some other person will
be able to answer you better.

Hope this helps,

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Jesper de Jong
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
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As you can see in the FAQ, the difference between SCJP 5 and SCJP 6 is very small. It's not really worth the time, money and effort to do the SCJP 6 upgrade exam if you're SCJP 5 certified.

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