Sun Microsystems Extends Leadership in Java Technology Training with New Professional Certification Programs

Sun Services Expands Learning Paths for Individual Professionals, and Complete Learning Solutions for Teams and IT Departments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- June 24, 2004 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. continues to demonstrate its commitment to programmers and developers with the announcement of two new professional certifications and training programs in Java technology, the Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, and the Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services.

As the creator and industry leader in Java technology, Sun continues to extend its support of prominent career paths in Java technology through role-based training and widely recognized credentials in Java technology that enable programmers and developers to excel at their jobs and realize their career goals. To date, Sun and its partners have certified and trained more than 800,000 IT professionals using Java technology in over 60 countries. With these latest certifications, Sun now offers complete learning and certification paths for seven career paths encompassing all three Java platforms.

"Sun Services will continue to bolster its industry-leading Java technology training and certification programs. Today's new offerings will help programmers and developers maintain leading-edge skill sets and gain widely recognized credentials, allowing businesses to maximize their technology investments and enhance their competitive advantage," said Terry Erdle, vice president, Worldwide Marketing Services and Solutions, Sun Microsystems.

Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition

Java technology continues its growth as the leading content platform for mobile data services. The explosion of consumer demand for Java technology enabled devices has presented an exciting opportunity for developers to take advantage of these market changes by extending their skill set.

Faced with increasing popularity, Sun created a collection of new coursework and a new certification, the Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer, focused on the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) technology. The new certification was designed for programmers who create mobile applications using Java technologies for cell phones or "smart" devices. Sun's new certification and accompanying training can help bring Java developers up to speed with J2ME technologies. This offering is currently available for purchase.

Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services

Web service also continues to grow in popularity. Enterprises are interested in providing information exchange, and Web services is playing a significant role in achieving that reality. Sun is finalizing a new certification, the Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services, designed for Java programmers interested in developing Web services applications using Java technology. This offering is expected to be available for purchase later this year.

Sun's new training and certification programs offer Java developers an opportunity to upgrade their skills and credibility. Each certification is priced at $150 (US) and offered at Authorized Prometric Testing Centers nationwide. Initially available in English, both certifications are expected to be available in multiple languages later this year.

Sun helps businesses succeed by addressing both the technology aspects of an organization and by accelerating people performance, improving the value of technology investments for a competitive advantage. Sun offers skills management capabilities, including assessment, training, and certification, for IT professionals globally. Sun's comprehensive Java technology certifications and training, consistently ranked among the most recognized, to help provide:

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