Jon Simmonds

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I am after a bit of advice really, about what exam to take.

I am unsure whether to take the Java 2/EE 1.3 exam (CX-310-090) or the Java/EE 5 exam (CX-310-091).

The company I work for has a system that is built on the Java 2/EE 1.3 technology, and I will be part of a team responsible for supporting this system for the next few years at least. So this exam seems to be more relevant when compared with my work responsiblities.

But I have read on the Sun sites that this exam appears to be discontinued within the next couple of months that suggests this qualification is becoming dated?

Having looked at the EE 5 version, it doesn't seem to be as relevant to me, and it also states that it is aimed at advanced developers that have extensive job-role experience, which is not how I would describe myself.

Also, on the Sun site it says that you need to use your voucher to take the CX-310-090 exam by 30th April 2008, does this then mean there is no way of taking this exam after that date? This only gives me about 11 weeks to prepare and take this exam, which is a little tight.

I am a little confused as to what to do? Any advice much appreciated.