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Passed but disappointed.

 
Mark Gowdy
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Hi,
I just sat the exam today and passed with a paltry 59%. I must admit that I only booked the test 10 days ago and started studying then but I thought that I could do better than that (I was hoping for 75-85%). I know that it really does not matter what % you got (apart from personal pride) but was wondering whether you can retake the exam, or whether or not I should. Should I really consider this or just continue to work on my weak points away from an exam perspective?
Thanks
Mark
PS Well done to everyone who scores highly on this test. I know now that I should give myself 3-4 months to prepare for the SCWCD exam.
 
Sudhansu Pati
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Hi Mark,
It doesn't really matter how much % you got in your certification exams. Don't think someone would ever ask you. For interviews, SCJD and SCEA certifications are helpful sometimes, not always. If the interview is too technical, they are going to ask technical questions anyway no matter how many certificates you have. But sometimes, it builds a confidence to non-technical interviewers to hire a person who has already gone through the certification process.
So don't get discouraged. You don't have to take the exam again. Invest your time to get the SCEA and SCJD certification rather than getting recertified in SCJP.
 
Alex Leung
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Very truth, I will be certain that you will find studying for the next Java certification is much better value and interesting, rather than going back to something you have already done and not neccessary. Plus, I think most of Sun Certified Java Programmer will agree that SCJP is only the first step, or shall I say, non-value compare to the SCJD and SCEA certification.
But you certainly do not need 3-4 months for SCWCD exam, because it took me much shorter than that (several weeks), and I even feel it was too long. of course, it depends what else you have to do as well too.
I have to say, 10 days for passing SCJP, it is 100% nothing to be shame of.
It is good!
 
Brahim Bakayoko
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I never studied more than two weeks for any exam. A week is more likely for me.
However, I spent the last six months studying java intensively and independently of the exams. I study topics way pass exams objectives.
I will start my own e-commerce company very soon, hence I need to make sure that I am very good; otherwise, I will only be cheating myself.
 
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