Certification Guides

Update 1: 

In September 2010, Oracle integrated the Sun certification scheme into Oracle’s certification program. The impact to Java certifications are minimal as the content of the exams will remain the same. The only noticeable difference, apart from the Oracle logo, is the name of the certifications. Refer to the table at the bottom for these changes.

Do You Already Hold a Sun Certification?

Java certifications gained under Sun will still be recognized under the new scheme. If you choose to re-take the exam because the current certification is for an older version of Java, you will receive an Oracle branded certification like everyone else.

Did You Book an Exam before September 2010?

If you haven’t taken your certification but booked it before the rebranding was announced , it doesn’t matter. It just means that instead of the Sun logo your new certification will be of the Oracle brand.

Title Changes

Sun’s Old TitleThe New Oracle Title
Sun Certified Java AssociateOracle Certified Associate, Java SE 5/SE 6
Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) SE 5Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 5 Programmer
Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) SE 6Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer
Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD)Oracle Certified Master, Java SE6 Developer
Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) EE5
Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 5 Web Component Developer 
Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD) EE5Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 5 Business Component Developer
Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5 (SCDJWS)Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 5 Web Services Developer
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA) EE5Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect
Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD)Oracle Certified Professional, Java ME 1 Mobile Application Developer
Sun Certified JSP and Servlet Developer for the Java EE6 PlatformOracle Certified Professional, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 JavaServer Pages and Servlet Developer
Sun Certified EJB Developer for the Java EE6 PlatformOracle Certified Professional, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer
Sun Certified JPA Developer for the Java EE6 PlatformOracle Certified Professional, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Java Persistence API Developer
Sun Certified Developer for the Java Web Services for the Java EE6Oracle Certified Professional, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Web Services Developer
Sun Certified Developer for the JSF for the Java EE6 PlatformOracle Certified Professional, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 JavaServer Faces Developer

Sun Certifications

Sun Java Certification Program is a Globally Recognized, Industry Respected certification program in Java technology. It focuses on key job roles in software application development and enterprise architecture.Certification is central to the learning process as it provides validation of skill sets for specific job roles. Sun Java Certification offers a natural progression to boost your career growth.
  • First, by becoming a Sun Certified Java Associate (SCJA) You acquire a base set of knowledge that enables entry into a career in application development or software project management using Java technology.
  • Second, as a developer You are trained on a foundational set of skills, which can then be validated by becoming aSun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) and Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD).
  • Afterwards, you can pursue advanced or specialty training and certifications (SCWCD, SCBCD, SCMAD, SCDJWS)that help enable career growth into more specific job roles making you extremely valuable to an organization.
  • You set yourself a class apart by achieving Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA), responsible for architecting and designing Java Platform, Enterprise Edition technology-compliant applications that are scalable, flexible, and highly secure.
Since these certifications focus on the technology; the knowledge and skills learned while preparing for Sun Java Certification Exams are transportable from one company to another. The goal of Sun Java Certification is to test on a particular job role.