first of all, please don't hit me for this question I just noticed everyone one I know who passed the 1.4 has a score of >80%, noone failed. But for the 1.5 I don't know anyone having >70% the all have <70% or failed the first time.
Does anyone know if this is by chance or if this is the normal?
Please don't misunderstand, I don't say persons who passed 1.4 don't know Java, I just think the 1.5-test is too hard. Or is it just because you don't use the new 1.5-elements in allday-buisness? I never used generics or such things before learning for the scjp.
I'd like to hear others opinions too! My opinion is that the new test is much broader, but it's not as 'tricky'. So breadth and 'trickiness' might somehow balance each other out a bit, and they might be roughly as hard, although I'd have to say I think the 1.5 exam is overall a bit tougher.
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I think SCJP 5.0 is definitely harder than SCJP 1.4. I took the Beta 5.0 exam back in January, and I actually used the full 5 hours! I've taken six other Sun certification exams, and I always finished with a lot of time to spare. I particularly found the concurrency questions a lot tougher. The questions on parametric types are quite tricky too.
I also got my lowest score in the Java 5.0 exam: 90%. My other scores: SCJP 1.2, 93%; SCJD, 96%; SCWCD 1.3, 91%; SCWCD 1.4 (beta), 92%; SCJP 1.4 (upgrade), 96%; SCJA (beta), 100%.
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