This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi, Just a little question: Does anyone know for how long Sun will continue to offer the 1.3 version of the exam? I want to be certified, and my book is for 1.3, and I expect that I'll need a few months to prepare. Am I in trouble? Kindly, Christopher Arthur
We wont know when SUN will retire the old exams, however, I think it wont happen within 1 to 2 years. SCJP 1.2 is an example. After SCJP 1.4 released for about 1.5 years, SCJP 1.2 is still available. Nick
I agree with Nicholas; while there are no guarantees, based on Sun's usual policies, the current exam will probably be around for a looooong time yet. (18 - 24 months?) One thing to consider however, is that the new exam is a much better exam in many ways: - It tests for more meaningful knowledge - It covers very important technologies not covered in the current exam So while the current exam will be around for a long time, savvy employers will probably be more impressed with the newer certification. [ April 06, 2004: Message edited by: Bert Bates ]
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