"Later this year, Oracle will begin requiring people
interested in gaining Java and Solaris certifications to attend
"hands-on" training courses, at an additional cost of thousands of
"The new rule goes into effect Aug. 1 and regards Java
Architect, Java Developer, Solaris System Administrator and Solaris
Security Administrator certification paths, according to a notice
on Oracle's website.
"IT professionals can still get certified under existing
requirements for those technologies through July 31, the site
states. It was not clear when the notice was first posted; Oracle
did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday."