Sun is offering the Beta version of the Java Certified Programmer exam for Java 5.0 through February 13, 2005 for the bargain price of $49. It is over twice as long as the standard exam, but if you pass you get full certification and bragging rights as a JCP on Java 5. You can also be the first on your block to have the Java 5 cert.
Even if you don’t pass, you can look at it as a 5 hour and 15 minute 166 question practice test for around $50 bucks. Plus you get to help Sun fine tune the exam before it goes to primetime.
Here is a Sun blog entry describing the beta and another link with more information
Go register now through Prometric it is Sun’s test number 311-055.