Java developers will soon be able to prove their skills in the jobs market under a new Java qualification scheme due to start next month.
The scheme is backed by Sun, IBM, Novell, Oracle and the Sun-Netscape Alliance. Microsoft has not so far agreed to support it.
There will be three levels to the Java qualification:
- Level 1: Certified Programmers - an examination in the Java language.
It is based on Sun's existing Certified Programmer for the Java language certification.
- Level 2: Certified Developers - two exams demonstrating competence in Java application development, object-oriented analysis and UML design.
- Level 3: Certified Enterprise Development - two tests in enterprise connectivity with Java, and enterprise development with an application server.
See Focus on Java, p28.
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