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Qs regarding duration of SCJP certificate

 
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Hi,
I am preparing for the SCJP for Java 2 platform and I have one question about the duration of the certificate.
I read from somewhere indicating "if you are certified at certain level (eg : SCJP for java2), you are always certified at that level.
Is it true ?
Please advise
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Nope, it only lasts three years... which makes sense since in three years a language may evolve a lot...
 
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I can't really imagine ever needing to get "recertified" in a language after three years? At least not in the same version of the language. I suppose, in three years, Java 2 won't be the latest Java standard anymore.
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I'm not sure but that's what I saw on the logo agreement form... "after 3 years you are not allowed to use it anymore"... Does that mean you have to get recertified? I don't know...
 
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This is interesting, assuming you're certified and employed for three years, I am sure your skill will be up to date. Thus it seems odd that one could lose this privilege...It's not like people get certified and then decide to go live under a rock.
But in terms of the logo issue, I guess it makes sense for Sun to make sure that people who are using it put their best foot forward so that some standard is maintained!
 
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It's not like people get certified and then decide to go live under a rock.
You never know
I guess it makes sense for Sun to make sure that people who are using it put their best foot forward so that some standard is maintained!
... and also to make sure that you spend another 150 bucks again
 
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Actually certification last for only 2 years

what is means can be complicated ...

In my case:

I certified almost two years ago for SCJP 1.4
I have:
1. To Recertify AGAIN in 1.4 (stupid, stupid, stupid !), as there seems
there won't be a SCJP 5 in the near future ...
2. To certify in SCWCD 1.4 (on five days 1.3 certification disappears)
(Only 1 book available , the order is in amazon, Kathy
before my certification 'expires'.
(No, not interested in the other Sun Java certifications, right now ...)

I have found the Austrlian FAQ informative:
http://suned.sun.com/AU/certification/faq/
Search for 'expiration'

Hope this helps ...
 
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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.



The matter is that,.....why answering the thread that is 2 yrs ago???
 
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Anyway, you can keep updating your certs via beta exams, so that you dont need to pay for anything during the update process.

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