The jCert Initiative has achieved its objectives. In response to the changing business environment and evolving directions of its members' certification programs, jCert has decided to withdraw from its activities in establishing Java-centric certification standards. jCert will formally withdraw its certification program, logo and roadmap effective January 1, 2004. This site will no longer be available as of March 31, 2004.
Over the past several years, jCert has worked with member companies to establish certification frameworks that have reached a reasonably mature stage. jCert believes this process should now continue to evolve based on individual company needs and directions. Developers and member companies have benefited from the jCert cross-industry view. The various company-sponsored certification programs around Java are stable, well-defined and commonly understood.
The ProsoftTraining CIW program and IBM will adopt the Web Developer exam and continue to offer it through Prometric as part of their company-specific certification programs. CGS and SkillSoft will continue to provide education supporting this exam.
Candidates who are in the process of pursuing any company certification formerly endorsed by jCert should contact that company with any questions about its programs.
For information specific to jCert, please send questions and inquiries via e-mail to jcertinfo at jcert dot org.