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bolla2004
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Hi Folks:

I'm new to the javaranch forum. Reading through some of the postings and the success rate of people taking and passing the SCJP exams, is there anyone out there that just barely passed the exam? I mean, I'm yet to read someone with a score of 52% on the exam. In addition, what's the difference between those that scored 100% and those with the minimum passing score? Does Sun really care about high scores? or is a pass not a pass?

Just my gut feeling........
 
Jan Rotthaus
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Hi Sam,

you are right: a pass is a pass! And the score does not appear on the certificate. But a certification is not just about having some piece of paper but also about demonstrating (and gaining!) knowledge in your area of study, thus a higher score is a plus.
One other point: If you get 52% on the SCJP maybe you don�t post your result in this forum

Jan
 
Dan Chisholm
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I agree with Jan, a pass is a pass. However, the greatest value of the certification might not be the piece of paper. Instead, it might be the knowledge that you have gained from the process of studying for the exam. Your employer is most likely to pay you based on your productivity. Enhancing your knowledge is likely to improve your productivity more than the paper hanging on the wall of your cubicle.
 
bolla2004
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....By the way guys, I passed the SCJP 1.4 exam on May 8th, with 87% (not great, but cool for three weeks study of Khalid book and Whizlabs Exam Simulator).

I need some advice on either going for the SCBCD or SCWCD next. I have read some mixed opinion on this, however, since the SCBCD test is based on the more stable J2EE 1.3, and the SCWCD now has J2EE 1.4 track.

Any take or this???
Sam
-SCJP :roll: 3 weeks old
 
Jitin Narang
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Congratulations Samuel for wonderful score!

I would frankly suggest you to take the certification exam in the technology in which you are currently working or plan to work or would like to show your competency. Old adage "Theory without practice does not work" and vice-versa applies here also.

As far as getting good score is concerned it definitely matters as companies are giving more weight age to certified people and often it has become a prerequisite for an interview call. Imagine what impression it would leave to a recruiter when he/she finds out that person got only 52%. So my suggestion is � take your exam seriously.
 
Ko Ko Naing
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A pass is a pass for me as well... :roll:
 
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