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    September 9, 2010

Java Enterprise Edition 6 Beta Testing

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Hi Everyone,

follow-up to the recent announcement related to our re-branding of the Sun certification program. You may have noticed that there are
several Java Enterprise Edition 6 certification exams in beta that
were a part of the re-brand. These exams (and related credentials)
became Oracle-branded exams on September 1. These beta exams are still
available through September 30, 2010 and cost only $50 (significantly
less than production price).
who succeed in passing these beta exams will be the first to receive
the Oracle certification credential for Java EE6.

The Java EE6 exam betas that are still available are:

  • CX-311-085 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 JavaServer Pages and Servlet Developer Certified Expert Exam
  • CX-311-093 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer Certified Expert Exam
  • CX-311-094 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Java Persistence API Developer Certified Expert Exam
  • CX-311-232 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Web Services Developer Certified Expert Exam
  • CX-311-086 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 JavaServer Faces Developer Certified Expert Exam

Keep in mind that these exams will be available in beta only until September 30, 2010. After September 30 these exams will go offline for post-beta analysis.

Register now at prometric.com/oracle.


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Comments ( 19 )
  • Kevin R Thursday, December 30, 2010
    Was the JSF beta exam ( CX-311-086 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 JavaServer Faces Developer Certified Expert Exam
    ) actually released, or not?
    Unlike the other beta exams listed in this blog entry, the JSF exam is not listed on the "Beta Info" page http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=182 ; and the "Exam" link on the page http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=428 retrieves "No exam information for the specified page".
  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 3, 2011
    Hi Kevin,
    Sorry for the confusion on this. At the last minute, this beta exam was not released. We removed the references from the website, but missed this blog post. The JSF beta exam is still pending. We hope to release it in the near future. Keep an eye on our website and this blog for more info.
    Brandye Barrington
  • Lucas Friday, January 21, 2011
    when will the results come?
  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 24, 2011
    Hi Lucas,
    We expect all the beta results for the Java Enterprise Edition 6 exams to be released by mid-late February. We apologize for the delay in these results, there were some issues with evaluating these exams. You should have your beta scores soon!
    Brandye Barrington
  • Matthas Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Is there any news update about the CX-311-086 JSF Exam? Will it be possible to take this exam ever, or is it removed from the roadmap?
  • Brandye Barrington Friday, March 25, 2011
    Hi Mattas,
    We don't have any update on this exam at this time. It has gone back into the development cycle. We will post any updates on our website when we have more information. Thanks for your patience on this!
    Brandye Barrington
  • Lorenz Monday, April 4, 2011
    What does "back to the development cycle" means? Will there be another beta test exam for CX-311-086 JSF Exam?
  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    Hi Lorenz,
    There hasn't been a beta test released yet for this exam. There will be a JSF beta test released when it is ready.
    Brandye Barrington
  • Mo Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    Any update yet?!!!

  • Jeroen Monday, October 10, 2011

    Is there any update on the JSF certification yet?

  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    No, there is no current release plan for this exam.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Shyam Saturday, February 4, 2012

    Hi Brandya,

    I am looking to take up certification in pl/sql . I am java developer. I would like to test my skills in querying. Please tell me the exam code so that I can start preparing. I am not clear what to take up as Oracle has application developer exams and database administrator exams.

    I want to take up application developer exam. Kindly guide.

    Many thanks,


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, February 6, 2012

    Hi Shyam,

    You can see the available PL/SQL certifications on our website here http://bit.ly/kVicb7. When you've selected the certification that you wish to pursue, you will see the exams that are required for that certification. Good luck on your certification path!


    Brandye Barrington

  • Tibi Monday, February 6, 2012


    I'm taking the Java EE 6 Web Services Developer Certified Expert Exam and the list of exam topics is not elaborate enough, looks like the old list from the CX-311-232 Beta Exam. Is it possible to get some extra info on this one ?


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    Hi Tibi,

    This is the same exam as 311-232, so the topics remain the same. The exam may have gone through a regular review cycle, but there were no major changes made to the new exam. This is the only list of exam topics available at this time.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Raul Vargas Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Hi everyone, how about of CX-311-086 exam? any news? Thanks!

  • Brandye Barrington Friday, September 27, 2013

    Hi Raul,

    This exam was taken out of beta and the decision was made to not release this exam.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Thursday, April 16, 2015


    Could you tell me when the new Java EE 7 certification exams will release, please? I am especially interested in JavaEE7 EJB developer and JPA developer beta exams.

    In that case you have no exact plan for this, Could I expect these beta exams in this year or the following year maybe?


  • guest Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Unfortunately, we don't have dates on those betas yet. Stay tuned!


    Brandye Barrington

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