Sun Certified Java Associates

Sun Certified Java Associates (SCJA) is the foundation certification for professionals looking for entry knowledge in application development or project management using Java technologies. 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. Advanced certifications in Java including specialties:
Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)
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)