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what is SCJP exam?

SCJP stands for Sun Certified Java Programmer. This certification is given by Sun Micro Systems, creator of Java technologies. This is the prelim exam in the series of Java technologies certification, to asess the basic knowledge in core java.

Who is conducting the exam?

Certification is provided by Sun Micro Systems Inc. Sun has autthorised prometric centers in all the cities for conducting exams. You need not take the voucher from Sun's official website. You can collect the voucher from any of the authorised prometric center near by your location. (Indian users can search your location here).

Are there any pre-requisites for appearing for the SCJP exam?

There is no pre-requisite to appear for the exam, other than knowing Java language concepts and syntax thoroughly.

What is the cost of the exam?

In the US it's $200.00 (it was only $150 until July '06). For other countries, please contact your local Sun office.

Which is the best commercial mock exam software?

You can buy JavaBeat mock exam questions. It has two SCJP exams. SCJP 1.5 and SCJP 1.6.

What type of questions are asked in the test?

  • Multiple-Choice Questions with a Single-Response Answer represented by radio button
  • Multiple-Choice Questions with Multiple-Response Answers represented by check boxes
  • Drag and Drop

What will I get after I pass the Certification?

Candidates passing the exam will receive a temporary certificate before leaving the examination center. It will have your pass/fail grade, score, and feedback on your performance by categories or objectives. Once the results are uploaded to the SUN's central database, a permanent certificate is dispatched to the candidate.

How do I register for the exam?

Obtain an exam voucher from Sun Educational Services. Once you obtain the voucher, it can then be redeemed by signing up for the test at Prometric which is done by making an appointment for specific date and time. The voucher cannot be refunded back for your money, but it can be transferred.

What to do if I need to reschedule my test?

If you should need to cancel or reschedule your exam, you must contact Prometric one business day prior to your test date or you will lose your testing fee.