Sun has created a new entry level certification exam for those with around 6
months experience with Java. They have just released the beta version of
the exam which can be taken at no charge from Prometric testing centers from
June 20 - July 15, 2005. The exam number is 311-019 (it is at the very
bottom of the Sun exam list on Prometric's site)

The beta exams are used to get feedback from those taking them to improve
the overall quality of the final released exam. It is good experience and
the price is right in case any of you are interested.

Exam Description:
http://www.sun.com/training/certification/java/associate_beta.xml

Exam Objectives:
http://www.sun.com/training/certification/java/associate_beta_objectives.xml

Prometric Site:
http://www.2test.com