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Which exam to take scjp5 or scjp6?

 
vishnu bola
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Hi all,

I need your valuable advice for my problem.

I took scjp5 before last year and failed . I was very new to java at that time. Then i got into a job 6 mths back as junior programmer.I have K&B book for scjp5 which i bought when i took the exam for the first time. I bought a voucher again which will expire on June 30th,2010. I started my prepartion since a week and i hardly get time to read because of my project deadlines.

Today when i want to book my exam date i had lot of questions in my mind...
First of all i was not sure if i can take scjp6 reading my scjp5 book? Also not sure how many questions i can expect in the new topics(java.io.NavigableMap,Console,Set) that were added in scjp6?

Not sure if i need to finish reading the book completely before jumping on mock tests?

Not sure if my two months preparation (reading 1 hr a day) would be enough to crack scjp6 or atleast scjp5 ??

Can someone please advise which exam (5 or 6) would be ideal for me to take in my current situation?

I really apprecaite your valuable thoughts.


Thanks in advance for all your responses.



 
Christophe Verré
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SCJP1.6 doesn't differ much from 1.5, so you can still use your book, and check this FAQ.
 
Prithvi Sehgal
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Dear Vishnu,

Go ahead with SCJP6 as there difference is very tiny between the two exams. You can just use an online
tutorials for the new topics included. Yes i believe two months preparation is enough to crack SCJP.

Best Regards,
 
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