Thursday, July 8, 2010

Oracle updating the Sun Java Certifications

Oracle is starting to change the Sun Certifications. There are already four exams in Beta stage :

* Sun Certified JPA Developer for the Java EE6 Platform
* Sun Certified Developer for the Java Web Services for the Java EE6 Platform
* Sun Certified JSP and Servlet Developer for the Java EE6 Platform
* Sun Certified EJB Developer for the Java EE6 Platform

SCBCD5.0 included JPA1.0 in it. Now JPA has its own exam, so if you want to be a Business Component Developer, you'll have to pay two exams. Beta exams were free in the past. Oracle has decided to get a few bucks out of them. You pay $50 to attend the Sun Certified JSP and Servlet Developer for the Java EE6 Platform beta exam, and spend 3 to 5 hours answering 215 questions ! Good luck. The exam objectives are still very evasive, contrary to the old ones which were very detailed. I mean, in the JPA certification, what is "Optimize database access" and "Use advanced JPA features" supposed to include ? If I decide to upgrade one day, I'll wait for the official one. No beta for me.

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