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Oracle about to change sun certification model

Victor Williams Stafusa da Silva
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Will the Sun certification tracks or requirements change?
Sun certification tracks will be modified to follow Oracle's certification model: Associate, Professional, Master, and Expert. All changes to the Sun certification credential names, tracks, and requirements will be available on the Oracle Certification Program Web page.

I am afraid of that. This would mean that SCJA will become a prerequisite of SCJP (or whatever name it will take)? What will happen with SCJD and SCEA? What would happen with with the plans of SCJP+ and rumors about ajax certification and SCWCD 6? And, what about SCMAD and SCDJWS which have very few demand? Finally what about SCBCD? Will the certifications OCJM - Oracle Certified Java Master and OCJE - Oracle Certified Java Expert be created?

How do I obtain vouchers for Sun exams through Oracle University?
Candidates will no longer need to obtain an exam voucher prior to registering for Sun exams at Prometric. Simply go to and pay the exam fee with your credit card during the registration process. If you already have an exam voucher, this can still be used as payment at Prometric when you register.

That is bad. I really hate credit cards.

Will Oracle University support the Sun Certification Program?
Oracle plans to migrate and offer Sun certification offerings to Oracle certification offerings. Changes in the program will be communicated to candidates on the Sun and/or Oracle Certification Program Web pages. Please check these sites frequently if you have questions or concerns.

Will my credential be branded Oracle or Sun?
For now, the credential will remain a Sun certification. In the future, Sun certification credentials will be fulfilled through the Oracle Certification Program. Any branding changes will be posted on the Oracle Certification Web page.

This is here?

So somebody has an idea about the future of sun java certs?

SCJP 6.0 - 88%, SCWCD 5 - 79%, SCJA - 96%, SCSNI - 68%, SCBCD 5 - 95%
Jesper de Jong
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Victor Williams Stafusa da Silva wrote:That is bad. I really hate credit cards.

I'm sure that a credit card will not be the only possible way to pay for the exam, because there are lots of countries with lots of Java programmers (India for example) where credit cards are not very common.

Victor Williams Stafusa da Silva wrote:So somebody has an idea about the future of sun java certs?

I don't think you will find anyone here that will know more about this than what Oracle tells you.

We'll just have to wait and see what happens. Anyway, if you have any Sun certifications, you can be sure that they will not suddenly be worthless. There's no reason to wait for Oracle's changes if you're busy preparing for a certification now.

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