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SCJP Statistics - Just curious.

 
Gregory Garrison
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Just curious about the number of SCJP2 Certificats Sun has awarded. Does anyone know where these could be found?
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Bob Carswell
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I'm curious as well.
I notice that most, perhaps all except Microsoft, keep their numbers under wraps. If anyone has any idea or guesses as to why the different vendors keep the numbers of certifcate holders confidential, I would like to know.
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Dave Vick
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I dont know for sure but it seems to me that if they did publish all fo the gory details then people would start to use them to make themselves out to be better than others.
Right now you can say 'I am certified' and employers will (hopefully) take note of that and give you better or closer look than someone who is not. On the other hand if all of the details were published then people that were ceritified might start competing based on percentage they scored, how many trys it took them to pass the test and all kinds of other things. It would probably only muddy the waters and might even devalue the whole process.
On the other hand I like to know how my score compared to others too, and how many people dont pass the first time (I think there are quite a few).
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Gregory Garrison
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Please don't miss the point of this question. I am just curious as to the number of Certificates awarded, not scores or attempts by individuals. I believe Oracle - for example - touts the number of Certified individuals but does not publish scores or attempts.
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Gregory Garrison
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Contacted sun on this question and found that they do not release these statistics. I did find out one interesting thing - Sun's Network Administration Certificate is recognized by Microsoft as a replacement to their MSCE. How interesting!
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