Earning a Sun Java technology certification provides a clear demonstration of the technical skills, professional dedication and motivation for which employers are willing to pay a premium. Recognized industry-wide, Sun's Java technology training and certification options help ensure that you have the necessary skills to efficiently meet the challenges of your IT organization.
- from java.sun.com

On April 22, 2003 I became a Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform 1.4. The following are the exam objectives:

  1. Declarations and Access Control
  2. Flow control, Assertions, and Exception Handling
  3. Garbage Collection
  4. Language Fundamentals
  5. Operators and Assignments
  6. Overloading, Overriding, Runtime Type and Object Orientation
  7. Threads
  8. Fundamental Classes in the java.lang Package
  9. The Collections Framework
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