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SCWCD 1.3 until when?

Christopher Arthur
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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
Posts: 149
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?
Christopher Arthur
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
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.

SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta), ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288), ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta), SCJP 5.0 (Beta), SCJA 1.0 (Beta), MCP(70-270), SCBCD 5.0 (Beta), SCJP 6.0, SCEA for JEE5 (in progress)
Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
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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