Well, I gave my SCEA part 1 on dev 27th, 2003.. more than 2 yrs back. Now i am back to completion of this exam. I am pretty sure, I think, i can still give part 2.. w/o repeating series again.. though i paid and downloaded my assignment 2 yrs back. I also just tried to login again.. and it is working fine and downloaded same assignment again.
So anybody had any experience, if he or she wasn't able to qualify for remaining parts just because of yrs of gap?
I can't imagine that it's really "too late" to take Parts II and III. I have not seen anything in a read-through of the materials on Sun's website that requires you start the assignment (or even submit it) within a given period of time, so I'd recommend sending them an email and simply verifying that you may proceed.
Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!