I'm asking this question because Oracle has decided not to give hardcopy certificates for all Sun certifications
Is this good or bad? and does any employer ask for the certificate itself?
If an employer ever asks you to prove that you have a certificate (and some will, because people DO lie about these things) that you list on a resume for instance, giving them a web address (and maybe a login) just won't do.
You should be able to print one out though.