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How is SUN going to verify that one is already SCJP certified

 
Ajmal karuthakantakath
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I am a SCJP for JDK 1.2 this certification was passed long back in Mar, 2000, original certificates are with me. I want to currently appear for SCJD 1.5, when I look at the sun certification database my information is not there. I tried to purchase SCJD voucher and no where it verifies I am already certified for SCJP, I have posted a question to SUN email address in the FAQ section and no one responded so far, but they are keen to process credit card. :-)

Can anybody provide following information such as (1) when & how are they going to verify that one is already SCJP certified? (2) Will the SCJP certificate which I got in 2000 is good enough to appear for SCJD now? Thanks in advance
 
Barry Gaunt
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Hello Ajmal, welcome to JavaRanch and our SCJD forum.

If you are a certified SCJP (any version) you can attempt the SCJD. There is no 1.5 version of SCJD, but you must now use Java 5.0 for the assignment.

It you really need to know how Sun know that you are a SCJP, then ask them using the "who to ask" mail address which Sun provide with the SCJD assignment information. Or Prometric? Perhaps it is Prometric that check these things?
[ August 01, 2006: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]
 
Jeroen T Wenting
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It may well be you got your SCJP in the time they were time limited and expired after a set period.
If so you'll first need to contact Sun to have that changed into a non-expiring 1.2 certificate (for which you'll need proof that you indeed have it of course) before you can take the SCJD essay exam and turn in the assignment.
 
Ajmal karuthakantakath
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Thank you for the response. In my certification there is no expiry date mentioned, I have been trying to contact Sun using this email id who2contact@sun.com and got no response so far. If anybody has any other contact information or suggestions that I can still use the certificate, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Ajmal
 
Jeroen T Wenting
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Contact your local representative of Sun Educational Services. They should have an office in India, given the massive number of people seemingly interested in their services over there.
 
Ajmal karuthakantakath
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Sun responded, I sent an email to whom2contact email id mentioned earlier and they have verified and responded they will be sending a certificate in two weeks. Thought it may be useful for somebody else.
 
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