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Hi All,
is there anything like expiration of sun certification exams like microsoft has.
i cleared few microsoft exams two years back and yesterday i came to know those exams are no longer valid. is there any such concept with sun java exams.
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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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