Certification Watch Volume 7 #13
- By Anne Martinez
- Published August 15, 2004
Certification News regarding CompTIA Project+, new certifications from Sun, a Cisco CCIE beta opportunity, Macromedia special, and a new Siebel exam.
IT Project+ Renamed to Project+
CompTIA renamed is popular IT Project+ certification to simply CompTIA Project+, dropping the reference to Information Technology. According to a CompTIA spokesperson, the name change reflects the content of the certification since its last upgrade - that it is applicable to many types of project management, whether information technology is involved or not. The certification exam tests for traditional project management expertise, as well as the problem solving and communications skills required by project managers involved in such varied projects as business process improvement, marketing, product development, software development/engineering, ERP, IT, and more. CompTIA has operated this certification as IT Project+ since it acquired it from the Gartner Group in 2001.
Sun Microsystems Announces Web Services, Mobile-focused Certifications
The Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services (SCD/WS) certification exam is for developers who have been creating web services applications using Java technology components such as those supported by the Java Web Services Developer Pack and the Java 2, Enterprise Edition 1.4 platform. To earn this designation, you'll first have to hold the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform, plus pass the SCD/WS exam.
Another new title from Sun, Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD), also requires individuals to first hold the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform. SCMAD is for Sun Certified Java Programmers who create mobile applications using Java technologies for cell phones or "smart" devices, specifically Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) technologies. You must pass the SCMAD exam to earn this title.
Testing for both new Sun exams is through Authorized Worldwide Prometric Testing Centers, but you must first purchase a voucher from Sun, which costs $150 per exam
CCIE Written Beta to be Available for $50
From August 31st through September 21st 2004 CCIE is offering a beta version of the revised Routing and Switching Written exam at a discounted cost of $50. Passing the Routing and Switching beta exam gives candidates full credit toward lab qualification, or satisfies the requirement for recertification. The beta will be available at testing locations worldwide and scheduling opens August 31st.
Macromedia Running August Exam Special
According to the Macromedia Website, August is Macromedia Certification Month. What this means to you is that you can save 60% off a Macromedia Certified Professional exam if you register during August using the code AUGCERT. Registration is through VUE .
Siebel 7.7 Business Analyst Core Exam Coming Soon
The 7.7 Business Analyst Core Exam is slated for September, 2004 release. The exam counts toward Siebel 7.7 Business Analyst Exam certification.