Free Sun Certified Java Associate exam
Just heard about this new Sun certification exam. The beta version of the exam, with a whopping 122 questions to be answered in 3 hours, is being offered free from June 20 for a month.
I am not sure why Sun went for this, an exam for entry level programmers and IT managers with just 6 months experience can take it (Javaranch has ample tales of people, with no real-life exposure to Java, even clear SCWCD). I just hope they do not make this new exam a prerequisite for SCWCD and other exams, which currently demand a minimum of SCJP.