Wednesday, August 25, 2010

No more Sun Certified Java Programmer!

Erm... nearly. If you want to become one you should simply hurry up. You have 7 days for that and starting on 1st September you will be named Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 6 Programmer. That's another outcome of the acquisition Sun by Oracle that has had place at the beginning of this year.

As for me the name of the certificate doesn't really matter but what actually pops up in my mind is the question whether and when the employers will become familiar with the new name. Let's be honest - one of the reasons of why we become certified is the fact that it adds a new valuable element to our CV. But for this, the potential employer must be familiar with the title. Recently I read on a forum that Oracle sends some newsletters about the naming changes for the interested people (you probably need an account in the Oracle's Education Center) but for sure it will take some time to spread the word.

Nevertheless, below is the link to Oracle's website with additional information and names of the other exams. Yes! All the names has been changed!

Oracle Certification Program


  1. Hi, do you know whether there are even differences in the content of the exam? Or did they change only the name :-)?

  2. Welcome to the blog strauberry!
    So far they have changed only the name. You can check the current content of the exam here:
    Enjoy the day!