Sun Certified Java Programmers (SCJP)
(SCJP)

Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) is the foundation certification for programmers looking to show proficiency in the fundamentals of the Java programming language. The only prerequisite for the certification is the successful completion of an exam.

Though there is an intermediary course for Sun Certified Java Associate, this is not required for programmer certification. However, SCJP is a prerequisite for advanced certifications including specialties:

Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD)
Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD)
Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD)
Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services (SCDJWS)
Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD)
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA)
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Exams are by voucher only and delivered by Authorized Worldwide Prometric Testing Centers. Purchase of a voucher is for $300 US.
Vouchers are valid for one year after purchase. Vouchers are nonrefundable and valid for the country where they were purchased. To purchase a voucher for the exam, go to www.sun.com/training for US or from a local Testing Center