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SCJP 310-035 expiry?

 
K Ville
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I have just met with my instructor and relayed to me that he heard the SCJP 1.4 version will expire 2 years from passing. Has Sun ventured in the same business as Microsoft is? How true do you claim this is?
 
Anupam Sinha
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Hi K
From 1st August, 2003 Sun Certifications would not expire. Earlier they used to expire after 2 years.
 
Jessica Sant
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Here's the official info from Sun:
SUN RECERTIFICATION

SUN RECERTIFICATION
What was Sun's original Recertification Policy?
On September 1, 2002 Sun instituted an expiration policy for all of its certification exams taken after that date. The policy indicated that your certification was valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of certification. Recertification was required to maintain one's status as a certified Sun professional after two years.
The certification date appeared on both the certificate and the identification card with the applicable certification title that were provided to successful candidates. The identification card also included the expiration date, which identifies when an IT professional's Sun certification status expires.
What is Sun's new Certification Policy?
Beginning with all Sun certification exams taken on or after August 1, 2003, certification offerings from Sun no longer have an expiration date. Rather, certification offerings are based on a version of technology. The certification date and exam version will appear on both a certificate and an identification card with the applicable certification title.
Recertification is no longer required to maintain one's status as a certified professional. Sun certification is now directly associated with a version of technology. Nevertheless, Sun highly recommends that you remain certified at the most current technology version.
When will the Certification Policy take effect?
The new Certification Policy will take effect on August 1, 2003.

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K Ville
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To my seniorities, thanks for the good news! God bless
 
Deepali Pate
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What about certification exams done before Sept,2002 do they expire after two years ?
Can somebody give me Sun's email id where we can contact them for certification related queries.
Thank you
Deepali
 
Jeroen Wenting
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yes, those still expire. When renewed the new certificate would fall under the new certification rules and not expire (but would be version specific, so reading "for the Java x.y platform".
 
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http://suned.sun.com/US/certification/faq/#recert

What is Sun's new Certification Policy?
Beginning with all Sun certification exams taken on or after August 1, 2003, certification offerings from Sun no longer have an expiration date.
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If a Sun certified professional has already received a certificate and ID card with the printed expiration date, can that professional request another certificate and ID card without an expiration date?
Yes. The certified professional will need to send an email to the who2contact@sun.com alias to request a new certificate and ID card. Include your name and Prometric Candidate ID number.
 
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