The person's name is David Cooke, and he works for SUN Training in the UK.
I haven't heard anything else to backup what he says.
Let me explain why this is a sensetive issue and there have been so many queries about JEE 5 exams.
These exams do take alot of preparation, and if you know they are going to come out, then you can choose to wait and prepare for those instead of exhausting yourself preparing for older versions of the exam or for alternative certifications altogether.
-This is the choice for me,
I have finished all my .NET 2.0 certification, if there aren't going to be any new Java EE 5 exams besides the SCBCD 5.0, then I might consider doing the MCITP Database Administrator cert for SQL Server 2005.
But if any other JEE 5 exams or an SCJP 6.0 comes out, then my choice is clear. I will be too tired to do both and won't feel like studying for the JEE5 exams after I am exhausted by studying for other things.
- WHY AM IS SUSPICOUS OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT TIMINGS???
SUN charges an awful lot for its exams, more than Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and so forth, it in in Sun's interest that people prepare for and pay for older versions of the exams before it releases new versions. That is the rationale underlying my assertions that they are not always forthcoming with information about new certifcations in the works.
- Furthermore there has NEVER BEEN AN UNAMBIGUOUS AND CLEAR ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SUN THAT THERE WILL BE NO JEE 5 UPDATE FOR SCWCD AND SCDJWS, only that they would be a ways off if they ever materialized, this is what the FAQ's say.
- AN UNAMBIGOUS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT NO UPDATE WILL BE RELEASED would put an end to these rumours.
In the absence of that the queries will continue.