About 2 weeks ago or so I became a proud new owner of the SCJP 1.5 Study Guide. I bought it knowing full well there may be a 1.6 exam coming out, but I threw caution to the wind. Weeks later, my worst fears come to fruition: a new SCJP exam.
Presently there appears not to be any 1.6 study guides. I have seen in other posts how the test objectives have changed (as well as the number needed to pass, yikes). But are the changes in the versions of Java from 1.5 to 1.6 so extreme such that it wouldn't be a good idea to use the current edition of K & B to study for the 1.6 exam?
P.S. I didn't see this addressed earlier in this forum. Just lots of questions about test objective changes as well as existence of the 1.6 exam.
The new SCJP 6 exam doesn't seem to test any of the really important differences between Java 1.6 and 1.5 (which mainly involve new standard APIs), and there's no change in the core language syntax between the two versions. The differences are discussed in greater detail in the main SCJP 6 thread here, but I'd say that you can safely stick with just the current edition of K&B and supplement it with online readings on the handful of new topics for SCJP 6.
Don't panic! Even though we are working on a study guide for the SCJP 6 exam, we don't anyone who already has the 1.5 guide to buy the new guide (unless you're a millionaire ). There just weren't very many changes to the exam. The changes have been well documented in other threads on this forum.
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