Is there going to be a new version of the SCJD certification? Some day, I'm sure there will be. Nothing lasts foreven. If so, what are the new things that are going to be tested on? How will the assignment be different from the original exam? Any new APIs? Well we could guess, but what's the point? If and when a new exam comes out, we'll see what they say about it. It's a long way off at this point, I think. Perhaps after JDK gets an official release next year (and at this point, not even a beta is out yet). I suppose Sun might like to see us use things like generics and the new Thread utilities. Or not. Consider the updates that were available in JDK 1.4 - NIO, regex. You can use these in your SCJD assignment if you want - but they're certainly not required. I suspect that future versions of SCJD will be much the same.
I don't know what it is either, but it sounds vaguely middle-earthly to me. Maybe something a dwarf would say? Or maybe something an orc might say? - George [ December 22, 2003: Message edited by: George Marinkovich ]
Or maybe something an orc might say? Orcish, yes. It's the inscription on the One Ring. Well, translated from the original charset (which sadly is not part of Unicode, yet). I was going to just have this sig during opeining week for the new movie, but apparently the poor souls in Astralia won't see it until 26 December, so I figure I can keep the sig a little while longer just to rub it in... God i hope this doesn't mean you are a trekkie or something!! Or something, yes. As for the original topic - I think that the earliest they might want to create a new SCJD release is next fall or so, corresponding to the new JDK release (we hope). But there's not really any compelliing reason to change anything right away, IMO, and Sun probably has other more pressing concerns. The basic technology for SCJD doesn't change that much, unlike other exams like SCWCD or the upcoming J2ME cert. So I agree with Mark, it will probably be longer before SCJD is updated.