The IT sector, one of the major job providing areas, is facing an immense shortage of skilled workforce. To meet the demand, a lot of certification organisations have come up. Among the certification providers is Sun Microsystems.

“We have 16 partners. NIIT is our major partner. Out of 415 centres, NIIT holds 300 g centres. We have a tie-up with Wipro and are looking forward to having more partners,” said Bhaskar Gandhavadi, Chief Learning Officer at Sun Microsystems India.

Sun Microsystems recently crossed a milestone of 5,00,000 certification test takers. Another interesting aspect is the fact that the 5,00,000 test taker is a young girl from Andhra Pradesh (Swati Reddy) who is currently working as an intern at Cognizant Technologies.

Since its release in 1995, Java has taken the computer industry by storm. The success is reflected in the work force it is providing. For more than a decade, Sun has maintained momentum for Java technology by developing three specialised platforms and tools for application development and deployment to different environments.


With every new branch of Java, Sun has kept pace and offered rich training and education options. Sun and its partners have certified more than one million developers round the world. The training sources are the traditional classroom training, instructor over net and self-paced training.

Mr. Bhaskar said, “This operating system helps reduce cost complexity and risks involved with computing today. Sun provides flexible training options for customers.”

Sun’s programmes demonstrate the continued acceptance of Sun technologies in the marketplace.