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Karthik Subramanian

Joined: Aug 23, 2000
Posts: 27

Hello Friends,
I am taking the exam on the 4th os sept.
I wanted to know that if i pass the exam till when will
the certification be recognised/valid.I mean will it
be valid even after the next version of java is released??
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
The certification is issued for the exam you pass. SCJP 1.1 is different than SCJP 2. So, if Sun decides to create another SCJP exam for a newer version, it will be an all new exam and your SCJP 2 certificate cannot be applied to the new exam.
This means your current SCJP (2?) certificate will still be valid, but only for the version you took the exam for.

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
sanjana narayanan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 25, 2003
Posts: 142
Hi Ajith,
New version of Java i.e Java 1.3(which I think will be applicable to SCJP exam from October). Can we still give Java 1.2 exam ? Please tell me.
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Yes. You can take any and all of the exams administered by Sun Educational Services irrespective of whether it is current or not!
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Thanks Ajith...
I agree. Here's the link:
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