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Bharat Ruparel
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Hello All,
I have seen many people in distress here and the Certificate Results forum. I was in the same boat for the last two days. I had taken my written exam on 7th November and had uploaded my assignment before that. I didn't get my results before the Cert Manager database was updated. On 10th December Evening when the new database came online, I eagerly checked my results, and was really disappointed to see a failed grade! I was also puzzled by the lack of comments (or rather no comments) under the Comments section. I have been in a persistent and forceful exchange, mostly from my side, with Sun, and just now I discovered that I have been given a passing grade. Be aware that this is under the "Old" Cert Manager though. Those of you, who have seen a Failed grade, check your grade here! The new Cert Manager Database is screwed up to say the least. I suspect that they have set the default grade for an "incomplete" exam to Failed and have caused a lot of us a lot of unnecessary grief!
Anyway, here are the results!
Grade: P
Score: 367
Comment: This report shows the total number of points awarded for each section. The maximum number of points is 400, to pass you need a score of 320. Section Summary: Section Max Actual Points Points General Con: 100 94 Documentation: 70 60 OOD: 30 28 GUI: 40 25 Locking: 80 80 Data Store: 40 40 Network Server: 40 40 Total: 400 367
I want to thank all of you for helping me out tremendously! I want to specifically acknowledge the immense amount of help and encouragement from Andrew, Max, Jim, Mark, Phil, Vlad, Tony, and Arun. I have also benifitted from the postings of people who took this exam before me. If I am forgetting somebody, blame it to my head, not my heart.
I think that the score is fair. I was totally focused on the locking, data store, and the Server side of the assignment since that is what I was more interested in and wanted to learn more. Andrew kept advising me to pay an equal amount of attention to the GUI side and not "blindly" copy Max's design. I ended up not following to his advice on this front and paid the price. On the written test, there was a question on the TableModel which I couldn't answer clearly. Had I spent more time learning that, I could have. I was running out of steam by the time I got to the documentation, and ended-up doing a bad job. I think my score reflects that.
I have a feeling that at least some of us who are in the same boat as I was for the past two days are going to be pleasantly surprised. Have heart and keep your chins up!
Warm Regards.
Bharat Ruparel
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Philippe Maquet
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Hi Bharat,
Great ! Congratulations !
It's a nice coincidence that we've been certified on the same day (but not on the same cert ) ! I just got my SCBCD today (see here).
Hope you'll stay around this forum for a while. Now that my little SCBCD break is done , I intend to come back here a bit more actively. My next cert will not be the SCJD though (will be the next step), but ... it's a so nice place here.
All best,
Phil.
 
Bharat Ruparel
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Thanks Phil.
By the way, I converted my program to use the client-side locking instead of the server-side locking. I am pretty sure though that this was not a factor since Ken Krebs seems to have gotten full points based on the server side locking design.
Regards.
Bharat
 
Philippe Maquet
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By the way, I converted my program to use the client-side locking instead of the server-side locking.


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Peter Yunguang Qiu
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Congratulations!!!
 
Ken Krebs
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Bharat,
Congratulations , I'm happy to see that you got it sorted out with Sun.
I feel really lucky to have gotten mine only 2 days after taking the essay exam after hearing a few too many of these horror stories.
Now, maybe if you had stuck with 3-tier ...
 
Dushy Inguva
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Bharat,
Congrats. Yeah the CertManager site is quite screwed. And its pathetic that Sun doesn't know how to write production quality software.
Dushy
 
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Congratulations Bharat
I have moved this thread to the Sun Certification Results forum. You can now find this thread here.
Regards, Andrew
 
Sudhansu Pati
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Hi Bharat,
Congratulations. Terrific job. Youe participation in this forum is been very helpful. It is actually a good scrore. The overall score is great.
Thank you for explaining about the "failed" status. Thanks to Sun .. for assigning the default status as failed. I will patiently wait for 6 weeks and lets see if the status changes to "passed".

What is next ? Are you going for SCEA ?
 
Ulrich Heeger
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Hi Bharat,
congratulations,
it's cool to hear that you succeeded.
Ulrich
 
Vishwa Kumba
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Congratulations!
 
Bharat Ruparel
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Thanks Suds, Ulrich, and Vish for the kind words. I am currently studying for SCBCD test and hope to take it in the next 3 to 4 weeks. I have the Head First EJB book and find it very useful in preparing for the exam. Good luck to you all. I will keep visiting the SCJD forum and contribute whereever and whenever I can.
Regards.
Bharat
 
Tony Collins
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Nice one. I think I lost points for not answering a question clearly in the exam as well. This maybe the reason why people with the same design can get different marks.
Tony
 
Anushe Khan
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Congratulation!
 
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Congratulations Bharat!
 
Bharat Ruparel
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Thanks Peter, Ken, Dushy, Tony, Anushe, Akash. Let us plan on keeping in touch. I will be cheering for all of you.
Regards.
Bharat
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Arun Kumar
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Well done Bharat.

is it a coincidence?? i got 367 too
Arun
 
Vlad Rabkin
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Hey Bharat,

CONGRATULATIONS!!! WE GOT IT!
Good Luck,
Vlad

P.S. Sorry for the late mail.
 
Tony Collins
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Originally posted by Arun Kumar:
Well done Bharat.

is it a coincidence?? i got 367 too
Arun

So did I.
 
Bharat Ruparel
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Hello Arun & Tony,
I guess great minds think alike (or mess-up alike)?
Thanks Vlad. Now let us all wait for Phil to cross the finish line and cheer him along the way.
Regards.
Bharat
 
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