It's good to know that they would still accept your exam even after such a long period of time.
As for the SCJP exam, in case you didn't know, there's an upgrade exam that you can take for $100, but I don't know if you would qualify for it since the upgrade exam says that it's for anyone who has completed the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
exam. I'd try asking anyway if I were you. It's worth a shot.
Information about the upgrade exam can be found here: Sun Certified Programmer for Java[tm] 2 Platform Upgrade Exam (CX-310-036)
Actually, I just looked up the Web Component Developer certification
, and it explicitly lists that it's "for Sun Certified Programmers for Java 2 Platform (1.1
, 1.2 and 1.4)", so it looks like you're in the clear. I guess that 1.1 is considered Java 2 Platform after all. It has been so long that I couldn't remember.
Not knowing what is on the SCWCD exam, if I was you, I'd probably take the upgrade exam first, and then the SCWCD exam. You never know when Sun might decide to stop offering the upgrade exam and leave you out in the cold, so to speak.