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which exam is more difficult? scjp or scwcd?

 
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can any one make some comparations of these two exams? are the testing styles the same? which one in your opinion is more difficult? i mean i've been using java before, but for the scjp exam, i still need to study a lot, since it tests things that people usually won't code that way. or it's just test basic knowledge? thanks!
 
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are the testing styles the same?


The format of the questions is the same, but the style is a bit different. SCJP has a lot of tricky questions which force you to look carefully at the source code. SCWCD does not have code which does not compile

which one in your opinion is more difficult?


I'd say that SCJP is more difficult.

i mean i've been using java before, but for the scjp exam, i still need to study a lot


Don't forget that you need SCJP to pass SCWCD. This is a prerequisite.
 
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Hi Amelia Ma,

For SCJP, there are lots of tiny yet very important concepts to be nailed into your brain and must be applied in each line of code that you get in the questions. The only way out to do this is lots of practice and exams.

But in SCWCD, errors are visible and you have only a few regular concepts to learn. So it is easier than SCJP.
 
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Personally I thought SCJP was tougher. To remember the concepts in the SCJP exam I practiced by writing code but with the SCWCD I didnt need to do this at all
 
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As for me, the SCJP exam was much harder than subsequent SCWCD, because it was my first certification exam and the questions were so tricky!
After hours of preparation with different exam simulators I felt myself in the role of compiler :-)
 
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Andriy Pererva wrote:After hours of preparation with different exam simulators I felt myself in the role of compiler :-)


Yes. When I was asked my id card at the test center, they didn't trust that was my real id card :
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java version "1.5.0_07"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_07-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_07-b03, mixed mode, sharing)
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