Not sure, if Sun replaces it or not. If they do, well and good. If they don't, don't be worried at all. Most of the times you don't even open the physical certificate and show to anybody (at least I never did ).
The very important asset you (should) get out of the certification process the better understanding of the Java language and applying that knowledge in your work-life.
After how many days did you receive that. I appeared for the exam two weeks ago and haven't received any email or mail for that. Even on trying to register at the Sun's Certification Manager being the first time user it doesn't allows login using all the details that i have in the printed document that i received after clearing the exam from prometric centre.
Yeah I know, what matters is to know what you cant and can do when you are out there working with java, but I just wanted to frame it , I'll try to contact Sun here in my country, and I got it after 4 weeks... didn't have any issue registering.. you may want to contact sun or any help link in the registration page.. thanks for you replies...