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Im from Australia - How many are certified here?

 
Stephen Batsas
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Just wondering how many progs are certified down under.
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Stephen Batsas
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I must be the only one.
 
Valentin Crettaz
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I recently stepped through all results posted since the beginning of Javaranch (10.2000) in the Certification Results Forum and came up with 875 announced results and a little more than 100 unannounced results, which means (to some extent) that almost 1000 people have prepared the SCJP at Javaranch. Don't take that number as absolute, but more as a hint.
SCJP Stats (10.2000 to 02.2002)
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Rob Ross
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What is an "unannounced result?" If they don't announce it, how can you tell it's a result?
 
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Valentin,
I read the SCJP stats and refer to Erics Darnk comment about Sun incluing an unanswerable question in the exam. I swear I must have spent 15 min on this one thread question, their wasnt a correct answer. I wish I could discuss it with you, I remember it verbatim.
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Valentin Crettaz
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Sorry,
you can't bring up exam questions
Concerning the possible wrong questions, here is my experience: Like you, during the exam I was faced with two questions which looked EXACTLY the same, but they had different list of answers. Well, I think I have spent like 1/2 hour just on those two questions, and also wrote a comment on that questions, stating that "Well, Sun folks, you have given me 2 questions that are the same..." Finally, I saw that I was wrong because the code from both questions were EXACTLY the same except that one little tiny modifier was different in one of the code and that changed the whole thing... Bottom line is, even if you claim to be sure that one question was wrong, well, think again because there is always a little trap somewhere waiting for you and sometimes you are so focused that you don't see it... Unless, you are really really sure of what you claim, don't claim it. Now what you can do is discuss the problem with Sun itself, because I think you have the right to discuss a question with them but not with anybody else...
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I don't believe for a second that Sun includes "impossible questions" on their tests. If that were true, NO ONE could ever score 100. Since we do get people from time to time who score 100 , either the original preconception is wrong, OR all of those 100% people are lying about their scores.
Now, why seems more reasonable to you?
 
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I'm from Australia, myself and 2 others on my project are SCJP's. There are a few others on different projects in the same company that are certified. I know many others that are still studying, and a couple that have failed.
 
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Hi Guy,
When I posted this topic - it was just a bit of fun - responding to a Danda from Portugal who claims he is the only one certified there. Im sure there is quite a few of us down under.
A few questions:
What Aus State r u threading from? (Im in Vic)
Currently looking for work. post grad working part time teaching apps at a tafe.
Where are the Jobs for a very enthusiastic prog?
What do I need to do next to get up to scratch?

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Stephen Batsas
Sun Certified Programmer For Java[tm]2
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Prem Somasekaram
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CertCities has included Java into its "10 Hottest Certifications for 2002". Please follow the link below to read the whole article. (It's actually interesting)
http://certcities.com/editorial/features/story.asp?EditorialsID=37
Certification isn't nearly as popular among employers in the programming world as it is within networking --- in programming, you'll rarely see a job listing that asks for any kind of cert. Still, coders worldwide spend hours upon hours studying to achieve this Sun title. Maybe it's personal pride. Maybe it's an "insider" club. Whatever, it seems to be working: We recently talked to Sun about the size of its certification program, and while we're not allowed to publish the actual numbers, we can tell you that we were surprised -- for a title you don't hear too much about, its membership is actually quite large. And from what you told us in our reader survey, this title will only continue to grow in 2002.

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Prem
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