FAQs: Sun Certification (Part 1)

Will Oracle University support the Sun Certification Program?
Oracle plans to migrate and offer Sun certification offerings to Oracle certification offerings. Changes in the program will be communicated to candidates on the Sun and/or Oracle Certification Program Web pages. Please check these sites frequently if you have questions or concerns.

Will my Sun certification continue to be valid?
Any Sun certifications that you have earned will continue to be recognized by Oracle and remain valid for the version specified by your credential. Retirement or decommissioning of any certification track will be announced on the Oracle Certification Program Web page.

Will I be required to recertify as a result of Oracle's acquisition of Sun?
Credential holders will not need to retake exams in order to keep their current Sun credentials. Future certification offerings may require candidates to take an exam if they wish to upgrade. All program requirements will be explained on the Oracle Certification Program Web page.

Can I still get Sun certified? What should I do?
Yes. Sun certification is still available. Follow the paths and instructions that are posted on the Oracle Certification Program Web page. Any updates or changes in requirements will be posted there.

Will the Sun certification tracks or requirements change?
Sun certification tracks will be modified to follow Oracle's certification model: Associate, Professional, Master, and Expert. All changes to the Sun certification credential names, tracks, and requirements will be available on the Oracle Certification Program Web page.

What is the exam registration process?
Currently, Sun exams are administered at Authorized Prometric Testing Centers. Candidates who wish to take Sun exams should register for those exams under "Sun Microsystems" on Prometric's Web site.

How can I learn more about Sun certification?
Visit the Oracle Certification Program Web page for information about the Sun Certification Program. This site includes information on available tracks, requirements, and training.

Will my credential be branded Oracle or Sun?
For now, the credential will remain a Sun certification. In the future, Sun certification credentials will be fulfilled through the Oracle Certification Program. Any branding changes will be posted on the Oracle Certification Web page.

Will Oracle continue to sell individual and bundled ePractices?
Yes. ePractice exams will be available for individual purchase and also available within Classroom Value Packages.

How do I obtain vouchers for Sun exams through Oracle University?
Candidates will no longer need to obtain an exam voucher prior to registering for Sun exams at Prometric. Simply go to prometric.com/sun and pay the exam fee with your credit card during the registration process. If you already have an exam voucher, this can still be used as payment at Prometric when you register.

Whom do I contact for Sun certification customer service inquiries?
Contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com with Sun certification questions.


I am looking forward to ORACLE organize the certification access and tool processes, just to be available to instructors and others whose need to know about his capabilities and knowledments. Oracle and Sun having whole conditions to do a good job and going on with the right job. Happy MySQL'ing!

Posted by Wagner Bianchi on February 23, 2010 at 08:37 PM PST #

In my opinion exist many questions without answers, I'm very afraid of many "will be XXXXX on the Oracle Certification Program Web page". I would like to remember for get a certification is necessary to study for a many time. I think it would simplest if you tried to say when it will change. Thanks.

Posted by Evandro Santos on February 24, 2010 at 07:37 AM PST #

I totally agree with Evandro. I really don't wanna see many hours of hard work flushed down the toilet. So, if anything will change, we need to know when the changes are gonna been made. Thanks.

Posted by Lys Marie on February 25, 2010 at 10:20 PM PST #

How does this apply to countries where Legal Entity Combination (LEC) has not occurred yet: does this already apply, or just after LEC? Tks

Posted by Paulo Folgado on March 08, 2010 at 02:39 AM PST #

I'm very confused with these changes. In my opinion the Sun Certifications should continue to Java 5 and 6, while further versions could be managed in a different way by Oracle. Changing or cancelling existing versions is very harmful. Right now I'm studying to get the SCJP6, but agreeing with Lys, hoping my time doesn't flush down the toilet. Ev

Posted by Ev on March 15, 2010 at 09:22 PM PDT #

Currently i am looking for Sun MySQL certification can you please give the details for it.

Posted by Nayan Paul on March 19, 2010 at 05:04 PM PDT #

Hi Nayan - here is a direct link to the MySQL Certification Overview.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on March 24, 2010 at 01:54 AM PDT #

I run a Java training institute in India and I am updating certification coarse material. What is the new abbreviation for SCJP - is it OCJP or OCPJP? I dont want to print material with a outdated title. Thanks

Posted by Priya on September 22, 2010 at 08:48 AM PDT #

Hi , looking for MySQL cluster certification , but no study material is availble. So any new released book or certification material has oracle provided.

Posted by Ankur on October 16, 2010 at 11:44 AM PDT #

There is a MySQL Cluster course available through Oracle University at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/show_desc.redirect?dc=D62018GC10. This is the course that is recommended for the certification. Alternatively, you can post on the Oracle Certification Forum (http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=459) to see if other candidates have successfully used any books to help them prepare for the exams. Regards, Brandye

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 21, 2010 at 01:52 AM PDT #

As a software engineer, I'd like to be certified for oracle as well. I am still exposing myself to different oracle installations and setups for applied practice. Then I'd probably take the exam before the year ends. I'm not sure if I should be asking it because you might not respond. However, I am just curious if the exam would be more on application or theory. Thanks!

Posted by Bridgette @ HVAC Companies on February 25, 2011 at 11:12 PM PST #

Hi Bridgette, It depends on what exam(s) you are planning to take. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 16, 2011 at 01:26 AM PDT #

I've just recently started considering applying for Sun Certification and learned that from September 1, 2010, All Java, Oracle Solaris, MySQL, Oracle Solaris Cluster and Open Office Certifications will be re-published under the Oracle Certification program with new Oracle Certification titles. That got me a bit confused( I wonder how things are at present? Any changes? Cause I really want to be perfectly ready.

Posted by Antony@ BytesLand on March 24, 2011 at 08:24 PM PDT #

Hi Antony, As of Sept 1, 2010, the certifications are all offered under the Oracle Certification Program. This change has already happened. One thing you should be aware of is that as of August 1, the two Java Master certifications and two Solaris certifications will require a training course in order to become certified. You can find more information about this on our website http://bit.ly/gdADK9. I'm not sure if this will affect the certification you're pursuing, but it is best to be prepared! Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 25, 2011 at 02:49 AM PDT #

Mr. Barrington, thanks for providing the useful link (http://bit.ly/gdADK9) the info is indeed quite comprehensive. Nevertheless, are there any plans to establish Java Master and Solaris certification centers in Ukraine in the nearest future? If yes, then in which cities. I am still a student, and do not have that much chance to travel abroad for this procedure, unfortunately, but very willing to undertake the tests... Kindest regards and looking forward to your reply. Thank you very much in advance for information.

Posted by Ivan Golopupenko on July 14, 2011 at 02:38 AM PDT #

There are 5 test centers in Kiev. Is this not near to you? If not, let us know what city you are in and/or surrounding cities and we can check with Pearson VUE on their plans to expand testing centers in your area.

You can view the centers in Kiev at pearsonvue.com/oracle and click on 'Locate Test Centers.'

Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on July 15, 2011 at 01:31 AM PDT #

I have heard that SCJP now becomes OCJP .is it correct information?
if yes then how can i get this voucher and from where?

Posted by guest on July 23, 2011 at 02:17 AM PDT #

The former Sun Certification, Sun Certified Java Programmer has been re-branded as Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer (OCPJP). If you wish to take the exam, you can either purchase a voucher from Oracle University http://bit.ly/nl6IuP or you can register and pay for the exam directly with our test vendor Pearson VUE at pearsonvue.com/oracle. It is not necessary to purchase a voucher.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on July 25, 2011 at 06:38 AM PDT #

Cleared OCJP 1Z0-851 one day ago.How can i track the certificate?

Posted by SaravanaKumar on February 18, 2012 at 03:20 AM PST #

You can track through certview.oracle.com. You will need some details from your Pearson VUE profile to authorize your account, so check your Pearson profile first to be sure you enter the info below exactly as it is in your account at Pearson VUE.

First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Testing ID

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 20, 2012 at 06:27 AM PST #

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