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Free Certification Beta: SCDJWS 5

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It’s here! The long awaited update to Sun’s Java Web Services certification exam.

Get it while it’s hot…

FREE BETA: Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5 Certification Exam

Are you a Developer who is responsible for creating web services applications using Java technology components such as those supported by the Glassfish Metro Web service stack and the Java Enterprise Edition 5 platform? If so, this is your opportunity to get involved in the creation of the Java Web Services exam!!!!!

As a beta tester, you officially test the test and will be able to provide Sun with valuable comments and technical feedback about the Java Web Services questions. The Sun beta exam counts towards official SCDJWS 5 Certification!

Beta Dates: October 31st, 2008 thru November 21st, 2008

Registration Exam Start Date: October 29th, 2008 – November 5th, 2008

Passing the exam entitles you to the full status of Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5, and you will receive a Sun “certification kit”. A certification kit will have your certificate, Logo Agreement and Letter.

Candidates will have 240 minutes to complete 160 questions, which should allow you time to respond to all questions and provide your valuable comments while taking the exam.

This beta exam is offered Worldwide at any Authorized Prometric Testing Center!

Recommended Prerequisites:

**Prior to attempting this certification, candidates MUST be certified as a Sun Certified Programmer (SCJP), any edition
**Candidates should have at least six to twelve months experience developing Java Web Services


Unlike other SUN Microsystems certification exams, this exam does NOT require a voucher. To register for the “Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5″, exam number (311-230)” Beta exam, you may register online at, and follow the prompts. Or, you may register by phone, by calling your regional Prometric registration office, listed at

Asia/Australia 61-2-96405830
Europe 31-320-239-800
Japan 81-0120-107737
Latin America* Contact your local Prometric testing center, listed at
USA/Canada 1-800-795-3926

Please contact for any questions

The detailed exam objectives can be found here.

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Sun Tech Days in Manila

Sun Tech Days will be in Manila from June 17-19.

Now in its 10th year, Tech Days is a Worldwide Developer Conference that spans 15 cities across the world reaching more than 100,000 developers. This is your chance to develop skills and advance your career in a Web 2.0 world; share knowledge and grow your network; participate in communities with fellow developers changing the face of technology.

Below are some details on what the sessions will be like:

Two Java development tracks will cover sessions in the following areas:

So if you’re in the area, and have some annual leaves to spare, be sure to check them out.

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Get TWO Chances at Getting Sun Certified For the Price of One

Taken directly from Sun’s email:

500,000 Have Done it and You Can Too!


More than 500,000 IT Professionals are now Sun Certified. Are You Next?

With the purchase of any certification exam voucher through June 30, 2008, you will receive a second chance certification voucher to retake the exam, if you need it.

Here’s how to take advantage of this offer:

1. Select the package or certification exam that you are interested in.
2. Use Priority Code WW48CX1 when you place your order.
3. Schedule Your Exam.
4. And if you don’t pass the first time, schedule your retake exam for FREE.

Hurry! Offer Ends June 30, 2008.

More details along with recommended books can be found here.

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Sun Certification Retake Promotion

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To commemorate Sun’s awarding 500,000 certifications, purchase a voucher by June 20 for most Sun certifications – and should you need it, you can take the exam one additional time for free.

Taken from:

For SUN Philippines, however, here are the more detailed guidelines.

Please be informed that Sun is _relaunching the popular Sun Certification Retake Promotion starting April 2008_. Note the voucher code for this program is “DS”. The retake exam is not applicable for any assignment or essay exam. Validity date : 01 April to 30 June 2008

Below are some of the exams which qualify for the Free Retake Promotion. I also added some links to highly recommended books in case you need help with them.

Terms and Conditions

Exam vouchers are only valid in the country in which they are purchased. Each voucher associated with this program is valid for one exam and, if failed, one free retake. You must allow 72 hours after taking your initial exam before scheduling the free retake exam. Please also be aware that per Sun certification guidelines you must wait at least 14 days before you may retake any exam. Certification vouchers may only be used at an Authorized Prometric Testing Center in the country where it was purchased. Please be aware that exam vouchers are non refundable for any reason.

Happy studying!

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