The Sun Academic Initiative tests provide the same Sun certification at a discounted price. Due to the discounted price, you do not receive the lapel pin, logo use, or wallet card. If these are needed you will have to take the exam at the commercial price.
In order to obtain use of the logo, you must take and pass the commercial version of the test. We cannot provide logo use to SAI certification students. We regret any inconvenience you may experience as a result of this issue.
Your actual SCJP certification is the same as the commercial certification and fulfills all of the prerequisite requirements for any of the Developer certifications. The only difference is that with the Sun Academic Initiative (SAI) program, you do not receive logo use, the wallet card, or the lapel pin. Since Developer certifications are not offered through the SAI program, you would receive all of the supplements of the commercial certification�logo use, wallet card, and lapel pin.
Originally posted by marc weber:
So they value the label pin and wallet card at $110? I don't want to start a revolt here, but that's lame.