Companies to Develop Java Certification Standards
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IBM, Novell, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and the Sun-Netscape Alliance Monday announced they are working together to establish a body of standards for knowledge and skill levels for enterprise developers working with Java technology.
All of the companies involved in the initiative have indicated that they anticipate accepting each other's certification tests as part of the program.
As a part of Monday's announcement, the groups expect to identify a commonly accepted group of prerequisite certification examinations at levels which go from programmers using the core Java programming language to developers of enterprise applications.
Through the initiative, developers can expect certification test which define skills on three specific levels:
- Level 1 Certified Programmer - Demonstrates proficiency in the Java programming language; one exam is required for certification
- Level 2 Certified Solution Developer - Demonstrates competency in Java application development, object-oriented analysis and design with UML; two exams are required for certification
- Level 3 Certified Enterprise Developer - Demonstrates competency with enterprise connectivity with the Java platform and enterprise development with an application server; two exams are required for certification