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Is there an expiration date for IBM certification?

Surasak Leenapongpanit
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If so, how long does this officially valid?
Pradeep bhatt
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I dont think so.


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Nicholas Cheung
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Like other certifications now, once you got certified, you are certified to that version for your whole life.
Nick.


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Rick Portugal
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Like other certifications now, once you got certified, you are certified to that version for your whole life.

I don't believe that is true of Sun's certifications. Is it? Last time I checked, Sun's certs were valid for 2 years.


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Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Rick Portugal:

I don't believe that is true of Sun's certifications. Is it? Last time I checked, Sun's certs were valid for 2 years.

What do u mean by "last time", Rick... If ur certs expired, u can even ask for a new substituted one.... Here is the link to that info... Hope it's useful for you....
http://suned.sun.com/US/certification/faq/#recert


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Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Rick,
If you refer to the link Ko Ko provided, you will find that the certification policy has been changed, starting from Sep 2003.
When I took SCJP 1.2 on Jan 2003, there DOES an expiry date on the certificate, however, since the policy changed, I have re-requested a new certificate that DOES not have any expiry date.
Nick.
Joy Jade
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Like other certifications now, once you got certified, you are certified to that version for your whole life.
Nick.

http://suned.sun.com/US/certification/faq/#recert
How long is my Sun certification title now valid?
As of August 1, 2003, all Sun certifications are now based on versions. There is no expiration date to your certification title. You may, however, be certified on a technology that is outdated if Sun releases a new exam associated with a new technology version. Keeping your certification current is highly recommended.
Howard Kushner
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Howdy Folks,
Since the original thread entitled Is there an expiration date for IBM certification? seems to have gone astray a wee bit, let's bring it back home shall we?
IBM Certifications do not expire per se. However, the shelf life of some of the roles and tests is limited somewhat by the versions of relevant J2EE specifications and the related WebSphere tooling.
Hope this helps.
Regards,


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Rick Portugal
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Thanks for that information. I did not know that Sun had made that change. I think they've got it right now. They are now in line with IBM's policy, which makes much more sense. Thanks for clearing that up for me. Now I'll send away for a new SCWCD cert.
 
 
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