No offense, but if you'd taken two minutes to search the forum, you'd have seen this question's been asked a lot lately.
The answer is - there may well be a new exam introduced at the end of the year. Sun has not announced any definite dates or whatnot, but the best place to find out is to keep an eye here and at Sun's own certification site for announcements of availability of both the beta of the new test and the date of its formal introduction.
Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
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