Pursuing a Java certification can be a confusing ordeal. The steps required to achieve one of Sun’s certifications can be difficult to decipher. Do you purchase a test voucher from Sun? How do you schedule your exam?

Well, intrepid reader, you are in luck. We’ve created a road map to guide you to all three levels of Java certification: Sun Certified Programmer, Sun Certified Developer, and Sun Certified Architect. Follow our map to discover training and sample tests to prepare for your exam. Then, find out how to purchase and receive your test.

Climb the ladder to Java certification

Find out more information on the Java certification opportunities Sun has available by reading the recent TechRepublic article “Climbing the ladder to Java certification.”

Downloading the map
Our Java certification road map is available as a PDF document in a zipped file. To download it, just follow this link to the WinZip file. You can also click the Downloads link in the navigation bar on the top of this page to go to our downloads page. TechRepublic has many useful documents, templates, and other resources available, so be sure to check out all we have to offer.

To expand the zipped file, you’ll need an unzip utility such as WinZip or PKZIP. You’ll also need Adobe Acrobat Reader, or another application capable of reading PDF files to view the road map.

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