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Certification Watch Volume 7 #16

Certification News regarding Apple exams, ailment retired Sun exams, HP AIS certification, and cSAGE certification.

Apple Max OS X Exam Promotion

Apple is running a special promotion offering a free certification exam. To get the freebie, you must pass any exam in the Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA), Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC), or Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist (ACHDS) certification tracks between October 1 and December 31, 2004. This will earn you a free Mac OS X exam in 2005. Visit the Apple Web site for full details.

Sun to Discontinue Exams as of December 15, 2004

Sun Microsystems has announced plans to retire seven of its older certification exams as of December 15, 2004. According to a Sun Microsystems spokesperson, only one of them (Sun Certified Web Component Developer) is slated to be replaced by a newer version covering the same subject. The retiring exams are:

  • Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.3 (CX-310-080). To be replaced by a newer version, CX-310-081.

  • Sun Certified Developer for Sun ONE Application Server 6.0 (CX-310-540).

  • Sun Certified Data Management Engineer (emphasis on VERITAS Volume Manager (CX-310-101).

  • Sun Certified Data Management Engineer (emphasis on Solstice DiskSuite Software) (CX-310-102).

  • Sun Certified Backup and Recovery Engineer (emphasis on VERITAS NetBackup) (CX-310-151).

  • Sun Certified Backup and Recovery Engineer (emphasis on (CX-310-152) Solstice Backup).

  • Sun Certified Storage Architect (CX-310-130).

Accredited Integration Specialist (AIS) ProLiant + NetWare, Windows, Linux Retired, Replaced by New Credential

Hewlett-Packard's AIS ProLiant + NetWare, AIS ProLiant + Windows and AIS ProLiant + Linux certifications have been retired as of October 1, 2004. However, the exams will be available for completion until the 1st Dec 2004 and accepted for certification until 31 Dec 2004. New candidates will be required to complete the new 'HP ProLiant Servers' certification track.

cSAGE Suspended

The cSAGE certification program for system administrators has been suspended until further notice. Certification Update will keep you posted on future developments.

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