Computer Programming and Analysis

What is the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform Certification Program?

Sun Microsystems is the creator of Java technology. The Java platform allows applications to be run on multiple computer and device types. When an application is written using the Java programming language, the program can run on any kind of machine such as:

  • PCs
  • Macintosh computers
  • Network systems
  • Internet machines

Java applications also run on multiple device types (such as computers, phones and televisions) across multiple operating systems.

The Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform Certification program focuses on teaching application development skills using the Java programming language. These skills include:

  • Creating applications
  • Documentation
  • Running a program
  • Debugging and application

What are the Benefits of the Certification?

Sun Microsystems, Inc. is a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services. Sun products power the Internet and allow companies to use the World Wide Web as a business tool. Sun products are used in more than 170 countries.

A Sun Certification in Java programming is a credential that proves you have the knowledge and skills required to create, document, run and debug a Java script (program). The certification is given by Sun and is recognized worldwide. This provides international opportunities.

Java allows one application to be used with multiple systems and devices over different operating systems. As new technologies emerge, the need to use applications in different scenarios increases. Therefore, Java programming language skills are in high demand. With a certification, you have the credential to become a leading candidate for these high-tech positions. Additionally, some companies will except certification as an alternative to actual job experience. Certifications can also play an important role in earning a higher starting salary or in career advancement.

The Sun Certified Programmer certification also provides the skills to help you move towards a higher-level certification. These certifications include:

  • Sun Certified Developer for the Java Platform
  • Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Technology

Please refer to for more information on these certifications.

How do I earn the Certification?

To earn certification, you must pass the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform exam. The certification exam can be taken at the Seminole State Professional Testing and Certification Center.

Please refer to for more information on the certification.

How does Seminole State help prepare me to take the Certification exam?

Seminole State College offers two courses to help prepare you to take the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform exam. Seminole State recommends that you successfully complete both courses before taking the exam.

COP 2800 - Programming in Java
Programming in Java introduces object oriented programming and the Java programming language. Students create, document, run and debug Java programs using campus computer facilities. This is a hands-on training course. Lab fee required.
COP 2805 - Advanced Java Programming
Advanced Java Programming teaches the advanced features of Java and the Microsoft Visual integrated development environment. Students use Java to create complex programs that concurrently execute threads, integrate with web pages and run as stand-alone applications. This is a hands-on training course. Lab fee required.

These courses can also be taken as college credit towards the Computer Programming and Analysis - World Wide Web Programming Specialization A.S. degree.

The courses Seminole State College provide as part of its professional certification programs are designed to help students prepare for a certification exam. To earn a certification, the student must pass the exam. Passing the courses does not guarantee that the student will pass the exam.

What career opportunities can I explore with this certification?

The certification is a logical step towards entering a career as:

  • Internet Programmer/Developer
  • Network/Systems Engineers
  • Support Specialist

For further information on career possibilities or for assistance with job placement, please visit the Seminole State Career Placement Center.

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