Tuesday Aug 24, 2010

Sun Certification To Soon Be Integrated With Oracle Certification Program


On September 1, 2010, the Sun Certification program will be integrated with the Oracle Certification program. All Java, Oracle Solaris, MySQL, Oracle Solaris Cluster and Open Office certifications will be re-published under the Oracle Certification program with their new Oracle Certification titles.

What you need to know:

  • The exam format and objectives for each of the exams will be the same as they were previously under Sun; hence there is no impact to those preparing to get certified.
  • If you are currently holding a certification exam voucher for one of these exams, they will continue to be valid through their expiration date and can be redeemed.
  • If you currently hold an existing Sun certification, your current Sun certification title will still be recognized under the Oracle certification program and will continue to be valid. You can upgrade your certification at any time to the latest technology release to receive an Oracle certification title.
  • If you are in the process of preparing for a certification exam that you will take after September 1, 2010, you will receive an Oracle certification title and will have use of Oracle Certification Program logo for endorsement of your proven skill by Oracle Corporation.

Candidates taking exams between September 1-3 may see either Sun and/or Oracle-branded exam titles while registering and taking exams during this transition period. Note however that the exam number codes (i.e. CX-NNN) and the actual exam test questions and scoring will remain the same both before and after the transition. Additionally, candidates taking these exams starting on September 1 will earn Oracle-branded certifications, even if the exam taken contains the previous Sun title.

If you have been holding off on pursuing a certification - wait no more. The demand for Oracle Certified professionals in these technologies is growing and we encourage you to validate your skills with one of these sought-after credentials.

Refer to the Sun Certification Integration Reference for a complete listing of how these certifications and exams have been rebranded and review our answers to some of the top questions.

Wednesday Jun 16, 2010

Two Sun Certification Exams To Retire August 1, 2010

Effective August 1, 2010, Exam CX-310-400 ("Sun Certified Integrator for Identity Manager 7.1"), currently part of the "Sun Certified Integrator for Identity Manager 7.1" certification track, will be retired. We will also retire Exam CX-310-502 ("Sun Certified Java CAPS Integrator"), currently within the "Sun Certified Java CAPS Integrator" certification track. Both exams will remain available for registration and testing at Prometric Testing Centers through July 31, 2010.


Please note that that these credentials remain valid indefinitely for those holding the certifications. These retirements therefore have no effect on those who complete the certification requirements before August 1, 2010.


Monday Feb 22, 2010

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.


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