Just wanted to provide some information that I received from sun certification customer support .
I purchased my assignment in Dec 2007, and I have not purchased the essay exam yet. When I enquired about the time limit this is what I was told.
""There is a time limit of one year from the time of download for completing the assignment. We will however allow you to finish your certification. You must finish both parts before the end of the year.""
So anyone reading this who bought the assignment probably need to follow up with sun cert I guess to get confirmation about changing policies.
Please let me know what others in this situation received about their time limits.
I started my assignment in june 2007 (so even before you) and i hope to finish around the time you'll finish. So when i downloaded/purchased the assignment there was nothing said about a time limit. They didn't send me any notification at all of the changed "time policy". Even on the SCJD-page at the sun-training website it still says "time: no limit" (and adjusting a website could be easily done in 1 minute).
So in my opinion they can't refuge your/mine assignment when done. This new time policy is only for new downloaded/started assignments.
The SCJD page on the Sun website states clearly in the Details section:
* Delivered at: CertManager database
* Prerequisites: Must be Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform (any edition)
* Other exams/assignments required for this certification: Step 2 (CX-310-027)
* Exam type: Programming assignment
* Number of questions: N/A
* Pass score: 320 points out of 400 possible points *
* Time limit: None