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Beta exams?

 
Ron Newman
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Many people here have talked about taking a Beta version of the 1.4 exam before it became officially available.
How do people find out about Beta exams, and how do you sign up for them? What kind of certificate do you get after taking one? Do they cost money?
 
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Ron,
From what I understand, Sun launched a beta exam back in April/May/June time frame. I believe that it's free. Unfortunatly, it was closed sometime in June. It was later when I found out about it too.
 
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Ron,
Beta testing for the SCJP 1.4 exam is over. Today is the official launch of the new SCJP 1.4 exam.
 
Ron Newman
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I know beta testing is long over, but how in general does one fine out about beta exams?
 
Barry Gaunt
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I also read that if you passed the beta, you got the SCJP! I think the betas were advertised on the normal sun education pages
By the way, Ron, I had to take a look at my old copy of "X Window System" today. That book has given me lots of fun in the past, so it's nice opportunity to say a big "Thanks" to one of the authors.
Cheers
-Barry
 
Ron Newman
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You're welcome! That book and that project were so long ago, I'm always surprised when someone recognizes my name from them.
 
David Brafford
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The beta exams are also advertised to
various User groups around the world. The
group then announces the opportunity at a
meeting, or contacts their members by email.
If you are not a member of your local user
group, I encourage you to seek one out.
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Barry Gaunt
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Ron, I noticed on the SunEd site that there is a beta of SCJD (Developer) 1.4 starting August. Maybe you can prise yourself into that!
I can't because I didn't take the SCJP yet, too busy trying to answer some of the easy ones here.
-Barry
 
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