The 1.2 exam tested I/O and Swing, which aren't tested in the new exam. Sun thinks the 1.2 was easier than the 1.4 because you only need about 52% to pass the 1.4, while the 1.2 required (I believe) 62%. Hope that helps.
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Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4 all those years ago...)
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