Now Live: New Java Enterprise Edition 6 Certification Exams

The new Java Enterprise Edition 6 (EE6) exams are being released into production, effective today (February 21, 2011). If you participated in the beta exams, we appreciate your patience in awaiting your beta scores (there were some initial technical difficulties with these exams that delayed beta review and scoring). While most of the production exams are currently available and most of the beta scores have been mailed, they are not 100% completed. We expect all production exams to be available and all scores to be mailed tentatively by March 31, 2010. We appreciate your patience in receiving your beta scores as we work through some issues that have delayed the release of beta scores for two of these exams.

Beta candidates can expect to receive their printed score reports in the mail from Prometric. Please allow 5 business days from the 'date mailed' below to receive your score report. If you have not received it within 5 business days, please contact Prometric.

EXAM
PRODUCTION
DATE
BETA SCORE
MAILED
CX-311-093 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer Certified Expert Exam
January 12, 2011
February 4, 2011
CX-311-094 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Java Persistence API Developer Certified Expert Exam
February 1, 2011
February 11, 2011
CX-311-232 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Web Services Developer Certified Expert Exam
February 8, 2011
by March 31, 2011
tentative*
CX-311-085 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 JavaServer Pages and Servlet Developer Certified Expert Exam
by March 31, 2011
tentative*
by March 31, 2011
tentative*

*Dates are subject to change without notice.

Register now at prometric.com/oracle.

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Comments:

Wow, so long delay. It's frustrating. Not sure if you publish my comment, but Sun ran Betas much more better. Betas were free. There were no horrible delays and postponings. And, btw, all links in table are wrong, just lead to "No exam information for the specified page". HTH, Nicholas

Posted by Nicholas on February 21, 2011 at 05:43 AM PST #

Nicholas, Thank you for pointing out the link issue. Those links have been updated now. Regarding the delays in beta scores, I'm sure that is frustrating for everyone. However, this rigorous process is necessary to ensure that we produce a quality exam that we can stand behind. We must have an adequate number of beta participants in order to ensure that beta responses are valid. And close review of beta items is necessary to ensure that the final items selected for the exam are true and accurate. Beta scores cannot be determined until the production exam is finalized because Beta candidates are only scored on the items that make it into the production exam. We apologize for the delay. And we assure all beta candidates that everything possible is being done to finalize these exams and provide the beta scores. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 22, 2011 at 01:39 AM PST #

Hello, I am curious - you're saying that the JEE 6 exam for Servlets and JSPs will be in production by March 31 2011. At Oracle official beta-exam web page [http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=182] there is a tentative date of February 28 2011. So, does it mean that the end of March is the most probable date of exam launching? I'm curious because I've almost finished my preparation for this exam, and it's the third time this production exam is postponed... Second thing is - you're saying that the exam name is: "Oracle Certified Professional, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 JavaServer Pages and Servlet Developer", however on the link you provided, there is a slightly different name of the exam: "Oracle Certified Expert, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 JavaServer Pages and Servlet Developer". So what is (or will be) the name of the exam? Is it a part of Oracle Certified Professional path, or Oracle Certified Expert (???) The third question is about syllabus for the new JEE 6 exams. The JEE 6 EJB exam is in production, but on the official site there are no detailed exam topics listed - only a bunch of generalized topics. When and where could we expect to see the syllabus for the new JEE 6 exams? Thanks in advance for your help! Cheers, Pedro

Posted by Pedro Kowalski on February 23, 2011 at 08:03 AM PST #

Hi Pedro, You are correct about the inconsistencies. We apologize for the confusion. Often, it takes the website a little longer to get updated. So here are some clarifications: - Production exam has been delayed again - it should be released by the end of March. This change should go live on the website any day now. We apologize for the continued delays. We want to be sure that this exam is technically sound and valid before it is released into production. - The EE6 certifications are Expert not Professional - This has been fixed in the blog post (thanks for pointing this out). - Currently, the topics on the web page are the only topics we have available for this exam. I am working with SMEs to see if we can provide more detailed topics. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 25, 2011 at 12:54 AM PST #

Brandye, Thank you for posting my comment and your response. I believe that low number of beta participants (which was mentioned by you as one of the reasons of those horrible delays with beta scores release) was caused by paid betas. Sun always had free betas, you probably know this, and there were always many participants. I noticed that Oracle desperately provided even free vouchers last day before close of the beta -- this is all because some exams are not so popular, and just a few people wanted to pay for their betas. (Sidenote: I am OK with paid betas, but it seems that this causes some difficulties for accurate results evaluations) Best regards, Nicholas

Posted by Nicholas on February 26, 2011 at 01:29 AM PST #

sir,I want sun certified certificate in core and advance java...tell me the fees structure and procedure for registeration....

Posted by munesh on March 01, 2011 at 09:27 PM PST #

Is it true that starting in November all Oracle Java certifications will require a course attendance? thanks, Manoel

Posted by Juan Manoel on March 03, 2011 at 06:00 PM PST #

Is there going to be a Java EE6 architect certification as there is now for Java EE5? If so, when will it be available? Thanks.

Posted by Jim L. on March 06, 2011 at 01:33 PM PST #

Do you have a roadmap for all the Java Cerfications you run? So far I have completed Java Programmer 1.5 exam and would like to do Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Web Services Developer Certified Expert, but I am unsure if this is possible. If I look at each course I can see pre-reqs, but would be nice to have page where I can map out the path I want to take so I only do the requied exams. I'm sure Sun had this when I done the Programmer certification. Regards, Stephen

Posted by Stephen on March 07, 2011 at 09:03 PM PST #

Munesh, You can find information about Java certifciation, including fees for your region, on our website at certification.oracle.com. You can register for Java exams at www.prometric.com/oracle. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 16, 2011 at 01:34 AM PDT #

Hi Manoel, This is not entirely true. Beginning August 1, 2011, the two Java Certifications and two Solaris certifications will require training. You can find more information on our website http://bit.ly/gdADK9. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 16, 2011 at 01:42 AM PDT #

Stephen, You can find the certification path for Oracle Certified Expert, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Web Services Developer on our website at http://bit.ly/gtZmT3. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 16, 2011 at 01:50 AM PDT #

Hello! Thank you Brandye for answering my questions and clarifying the exam name issue. I would like to know if there are any new information about JSP and Servlet Developer Expert Exam topics? I am highly interested in those topics and I am curious if i.e. the Classic Tags are still valid and will be tested? I would also like to know when the EJB Expert Exam topics will be published. This exam is in production for over 2 months and it still lacks information. Can we expect the Oracle Team to publish more detailed information, or from now on only very basic topics will be shown? Another thing - if I remember correctly, there was a beta exam for JEE 6 Java Server Faces Expert. Right now it has been taken down from the Oracle Beta Exam site, as well as from the table you posted above. Is this a permanent decision and the JSF exam will not be available at all? Thanks in advance!

Posted by Pedro Kowalski on March 18, 2011 at 02:04 AM PDT #

Hi Pedro, I expect that more in-depth topics will be posted on the exam pages for EJB and JSP soon. We are awaiting the exam development team to finalize those topics now. Regarding the JSF exam, it is still in development. It was posted because we thought we had a production date for the beta exam but the exam ran into some issues, so we had to remove it. You can expect to see this beta exam show back up sometime in the future. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 18, 2011 at 04:10 AM PDT #

Hi Jim, At this time, we plan on releasing a Java EE6 architect certification. However, these exams are still in the planning stages and we do not yet have any information on when they will be released. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 22, 2011 at 04:33 AM PDT #

Please forgive me my impatience, but I would really like to know when the production version of 310-085 will be available. March 31, 2011 which is mentioned in this post has already passed, as well as March 11, 2011 mentioned at Oracle Certification Program Beta Exams site. Regards.

Posted by Pedro Kowalski on April 05, 2011 at 02:41 AM PDT #

Hi, What will be the cost for the JAVA certification exam...? Regards , Sunil

Posted by Sunil on April 09, 2011 at 02:29 AM PDT #

Pedro, thank you for your patience on this exam. We thought it would be available earlier than this and apologize for the delay and for the date on the website that has not been updated. We expect this exam to be released in production by April 18. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 11, 2011 at 07:05 AM PDT #

Sunil, Exam cost may vary slightly by region and/or currency. The best place to find the cost for Java exams in your region is at www.prometric.com/oracle. You could also take a look at the exam details page(s) on our website at certification.oracle.com. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 11, 2011 at 07:07 AM PDT #

Hi, I am just cross checking if production version of 310-085 is available. Prometric lists it in the list of Oracle exams and this particular blog doesn't reflect that. Please confirm. Thanks, Ravi.

Posted by Ravi on April 19, 2011 at 02:02 AM PDT #

Hi Ravi, The exam is now available in production. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 26, 2011 at 03:24 AM PDT #

Hi, Can you please tell me about online exams? Is it possible for Java Standard Edition 5 Programmer Certified Professional Exam ?? How to register and avail this facility? Also let me know if the pattern for this exam is same like SCJP exam? Thanks!! - Neha

Posted by Neha on June 27, 2011 at 06:31 PM PDT #

Neha,
Only select exams are avaialble online. You can find a list of non-proctored exams on Pearson VUE's website at pearsonvue.com/oracle>View Available Tests. You can also register for exams at pearsonvue.com/oracle. You can find more information about the Java Programmer SE5 exam on our website at http://bit.ly/ksT7tx.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on June 28, 2011 at 01:23 AM PDT #

Sir,
I just passed OCPJP and now planning to go for other certifications.I have doubt that OCPJWCD 6 and Oracle Certified Expert, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 JavaServer Pages and Servlet Developer exams are same or diffrent.If they are diffrent which one should I go for.

Regards
Jagdev

Posted by Jagdev on November 02, 2011 at 07:10 PM PDT #

Oracle Certified Expert, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 JavaServer Pages and Servlet is the EE6 equivalent of the Web Component Developer certification.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on November 04, 2011 at 04:27 AM PDT #

Hi,

Any news yet on the JSF certification exam CX-311-086?

Regards,

Hans Huisman

Posted by guest on December 21, 2011 at 07:27 PM PST #

Hi Hans,
We will not be releasing a JSF exam. Sorry for the confusion around this.

Thanks,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on December 22, 2011 at 03:29 AM PST #

> We will not be releasing a JSF exam.
Any reason why? It's much more relevant today than JSP/Servlets.

Posted by Anton Shaykin on March 08, 2012 at 07:21 AM PST #

Hi Anton,
The only information I have is that the decision was made to not release this exam at this time. Sorry I can't give more info.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on March 08, 2012 at 08:44 AM PST #

I would like to keep the conversation alive on JSF. JSF seems to be the primary framework for Web page display in JEE 6. Is there a plan to have a certification for it? I am still trying to understand what the implied message is from Oracle of having an updated Servlet/JSP test but no JSF 2.

Posted by guest on May 29, 2012 at 11:53 AM PDT #

At this time, there is no plan to have a JSF certification. There is no implied message to this decision. The decision was made early on by Sun to split the Web Component Developer certification into JSF and JSP. Oracle made the decision to move back to a single Web Component Developer certification http://bit.ly/x4R2JJ.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on May 30, 2012 at 02:11 PM PDT #

The lack of JSF certification is an issue. JSF is very significant in the JEE 6 stack.

It's the primary technolgy for web tier presentation. It has rich functionality, but is complex with a steep learning curve to reap the benefits. It presents risks for implementation projects. There is a strong argument that JSF and JPA are the two most important APIs in JEE 6.

The Java EE 6 tutorial covers JSF in depth with 230 pages out of a total of 1010, twice that of any other API. JSP has been removed. JSF 1.0 was released in March 2004. All JEE IDEs (open source and commercial) are heavily-oriented towards JSF.

Certification is needed to direct and encourage learning and to manage corporate risks. It's difficult to source JSF staff and know their skill level. It's difficult for professionals dedicated to JSF to promote themselves. Hoping the priority is escalated with the emminent rollout of JEE 7...

Posted by guest on February 28, 2013 at 06:13 PM PST #

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass it along to the exam development team.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on March 04, 2013 at 12:26 PM PST #

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