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Is my certification too old???

 
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My Java Programmer Certification is from 02/19/2001. I want to take the Developer's exam, but it looks like Sun changed their policy so that exams after 08/2003 don't have an expiration date. So.....

Do I have to take the 1.4 Programmer test?
Am I eligble for the 1.4 upgrade (and save 50 bucks)

I have email and called Sun Training, but that is like hitting a brick wall.


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My Java Programmer Certification is from 02/19/2001. I want to take the Developer's exam, but it looks like Sun changed their policy so that exams after 08/2003 don't have an expiration date. So.....


SUN has changed the certification policy that certifications will now never be expired. You can send a request to SUN to request for a certificate without expiry date.


Do I have to take the 1.4 Programmer test?


No, for the purpose of taking SCJD.


Am I eligble for the 1.4 upgrade (and save 50 bucks)


Yes.

If case you are willing to pay 50 bucks, why dont you consider to take SCJP Tiger beta exam?

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I just recently received (yesterday) my new diploma and card
(not that I care much, but as proof my cert has no expiration date).
I took SCJP1.4 on February 2003, so my expiration was coming close.

If you search around ...




How about you send an email to SunCert@prometric.com to see if they can
reissue a new one without the expiration date for you? They'll kindly
reply you in about 1-2 business days.


[ January 20, 2005: Message edited by: Javier Diaz ]
 
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I was finally able to talk to Sun Training today on the phone. If you have an old Java Programmer certification, you can take the 1.4 Programmer exam for $100 (instead of $150).

I bought a book from Amazon that was written by the two Sun employees that created the 1.4 Programmer exam. The book is:

Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027) by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates.
 
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Did they also tell you that you can order a new certificate and ID card?
http://suned.sun.com/US/certification/faq/#recert
 
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