JAVA[tm] PROGRAMMER EXAMS
> What are the differences between Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 1.2 (CX-310-025) and 1.4 (CX-310-035) exams?
> All AWT objectives have been removed (there will be no questions on GUI programming). > All I/O objectives have been removed. //1.4中 AWT 、I/O都不考了
> An objective on Assertions has been added. //新加了Assertions的考查内容，这个在新的中文教材里有，老的英文教材没有。
> A few of the previous objectives have been strengthened (so you can expect more/more detailed questions of them). They include: hashcode and equals, Collections, Wrapper classes.
> What has been removed from the new programmer 1.4 exam?
> All objectives related to AWT (there will be no questions on GUI programming.
> All objectives related to I/O.
> What has been added to the new programmer 1.4 exam?
> Questions on the Assertion mechanism will be on the exam (you must know how to appropriately use assertions (i.e. not just how, but when) and you must know the command-line switches for both compiling and running with assertions enabled). //要知道如何打开命令行方式下Assertions的开关，这个在中文书中有错误，（默认情况下Assertion是关闭的，打开为 参数-en）
> Questions on Collections, equals, hashcode, and the Wrapper classes have been deepened, so you can expect more detailed questions on these topics.
> How many questions will the new programmer 1.4 have?
>The new Sun Certified Programmer for Java Platform 1.4 exam will have 61 questions.
> How much time will be allowed when taking the new programmer 1.4 exam?
>The new Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 1.4 exam pass rate will be 52% (32 of 61 questions).
> When will the new programmer 1.4 exam be available?
>The exam is available now! Certification details and objectives are also available.
> Does this impact my programmer 1.2 exam?
>No, previously certified programmers are still certified, however, we always recommend that professionals maintain currency in the technology. An upgrade exam (CX-310-036) is available for programmers to update from programmer 1.x to programmer 1.4.