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[Checking Certmanager] How many times a day ?

 
Smith Taylor
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Dear SCEA certified members.

SUN does not have a proper way of notifiying the candidates about
the status of their part II/III.



Just wanted to know how many times a day did you guys check the certmanager website to see the result of your part II/III.
 
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Once a day.

It took 4 weeks to get my score report.
 
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I am checking 3 times a day.
HOLY SUN

They should have used 'ASYNCHRONOUS' messaging for the notification .

Atleast they should have given it as an assignment to one of the SCEA aspirant and used the solution to develop the application and make the certification site more user friendly .
 
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Literally once an hour here.

As of Tuesday, it's been eight weeks since I submitted my Part II and took Part III. Thomson Prometric, though, royally screwed up and it took them until 29 July 05 to send it off to the assessor... so as of today, it's been four weeks since they sent it for grading.

Can you tell I'm anxious?
 
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Hi Theodore Casser,

I am also waiting for more than one month. Sent couple of emails to suncert, but they did not reply.
How did you know that prometic did not forward your exam 3?, Do you have any phone number to call?
Thank You
 
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Originally posted by SCEA Try:
How did you know that prometic did not forward your exam 3?


Because Shareon at Prometric told me through email, and because they sent me an email acknowledgement when my exam was forwarded to the assessor.

By the by, you might want to change your name to comply with the naming policy here. Just a thought.
 
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One observation is that no matter when you take the test, the actual countdown starts from the date that appears on the website -> http://i7lp.integral7.com/sun

I actually took part III on JULY 28th but the i7 website shows that the test was sent for evaluation on AUGUST 15th and I guess need to wait atleast 2 to 4 weeks from AUG 15th.

Same was the case with my part I. I took the exam on JUNE 6th but this site shows that the event was recorded on JUNE 20..

Did any one of you guys observed the same
 
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Originally posted by Smith Taylor:
Did any one of you guys observed the same


Exactly what happened here. I took the test on June 28th and it wasn't until July 28th that they sent it off to the assessor (assuming I go by 'effective date', and not 'event date' - difference of a day, though).

Just annoying.
 
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took it on july 7th they did not send it to teh accessor till july 28th then shareon wrote to tell me i should wait till aug 28th for updates.
no updates yet wrote to her yday asking her its 26th and nothing yet she copied her previous mail and asked me to wait till 28th it is beocming v frustrating.....
 
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Looks like they are trying to pool the assignment evaluation jobs and once they reach some count, they would send em for evaluation.

This time they might have not got enough submissions from June till August so they are delaying

If one of us get the result [may be FIFO] then may be the other results will follow immediately.
 
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I was expecting the same response if I'd emailed, actually. I just think that if the results aren't there in CertManager on Monday, we should all email Shareon and ask where they are.

It's not batched, though. There were folks who took it the first week of July who had their results back within ten days. Then there's those of us who took them in June and had to wait. (Shareon's excuse to me was a screwup due to JavaOne, where I took Part III.) I think - if anyone wanted my opinion - that there are some problems with how they're sending things along and they're just not willing to admit it. We'll see on Monday, though.
 
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Looks like they also want to test the AQ [Anxiety Quotient] for the architects
 
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So much for "four weeks" according to Shareon. Guess who I'm emailing on Monday?
 
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Theodore Casser :

You seem to have lot of other certifications. Arethe other certification process like the SCEA : slow and disorganized ?
 
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Originally posted by Smith Taylor:
You seem to have lot of other certifications. Arethe other certification process like the SCEA : slow and disorganized ?


Not really. (I'm wondering if I shouldn't just see if I can't get my title here set to 'Certification Slut' like my wife keeps calling me.) Most of the exams I've taken are either test-only exams (like SCEA Part I) where you get the result immediately, or are betas, where I know I'm waiting eight weeks for the results. This is the first exam where I've actually had to struggle to get the results.

By and large, Sun and Prometric are pretty good. It's just this one case...
 
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Today is 29th. I got an message from sharon for 29th, But no grade yet. No clue what to do next.
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I've already sent an email to Shareon - I'll let you know what/when I get a response or my grade appears. Assuming I don't see anything by my quitting time (4 PM EDT), I'm going to look up the contact number and call. I think after waiting eight weeks, including four due to a screwup on their end, I've been patient.

Update at 4:30 EDT: Or not. :-\ (Figured I'd not add to the spam.) No phone number I can find that corresponds to their email. Guess I'll just start bugging Shareon until I get an answer.
[ August 29, 2005: Message edited by: Theodore Casser ]
 
Tinu Shroff
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Thanks Theodore Casser for information
 
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Good luck guys. Let us know when you get your result.

My anxiety levels are shooting up since my 'FOUR WEEKS' time has approached and am hitting the certmanager site more frequently..
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The latest from Shareon:

Dear Theodore,
Thank you for your inquiry.

Your assignment was sent to the assessor for grading on 2005-07-29, but
has not yet been graded.

Since it has been more than 4 weeks since your assignment was sent to
the assessors, but it has not been graded, we have escalated this issue
to the Program Manager for resolution. We have asked that the grading
of your assignment be expedited; we will let you know as soon as
possible after we receive confirmation from SUN's assessors that your
assignment has been graded.

Sincerely,
Shareon
SUN CertManager Support
suncert@Thomson.com <mailto:suncert@Thomson.com>


I'll let you all know when I hear again.
 
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HOLY SUN

Hope they dont say that they will get back to you in 4 more weeks again.
 
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yep got the same mail from shareon word to word wonder what they are upto really....close to 2 months since I gave the test and no one has still graded my assignment
 
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Huh !! add me to the list. Looks like they have a standard mail format.
 
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No, agreed entirely.

I've requested from Shareon the direct-contact information for the Program Manager, on the grounds that I'm tired of dealing with a middle-person and that I'd rather personally press my case with someone who can get things done. The fact of the matter is that as of today, it's been nine weeks since I sat for Part III and submitted my Part II - I don't think it's unreasonable for me to think that I should have my results back by now.
 
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Theodore Casser!

Do any of the event/effective dates in your http://i7lp.integral7.com/sun website have changed sine the time you mailed to the prometric guys.
 
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Originally posted by Theodore Casser:
Literally once an hour here.

As of Tuesday, it's been eight weeks since I submitted my Part II and took Part III. Thomson Prometric, though, royally screwed up and it took them until 29 July 05 to send it off to the assessor... so as of today, it's been four weeks since they sent it for grading.

Can you tell I'm anxious?

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Theodore,

How could you go through Part 3,
if passing Part 2 successfully is a prerequisite
and you don't know your results yet?
Don't they follow their own rules?

Ed
 
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Originally posted by Edward Dushak:
How could you go through Part 3,
if passing Part 2 successfully is a prerequisite
and you don't know your results yet?
Don't they follow their own rules?


You might want to read how the scoring works.

Part II and Part III are sent together to your assessor. You don't get a grade for them separately. (Part III is an essay assignment that deals with some aspects of your project, and seems to largely be for verification that you did it yourself.)

As for the latest - I got tired of waiting for a response from Shareon and could not find a contact number that corresponds to the addy we're using to mail them. So... I emailed Sun Education Services, and have been informed by them that my grade should be posted within four business days. We'll see where it goes from here.
 
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Finally got the response today and have cleared the certification. Good luck to you all.
 
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Hi,
I also got my result and it is 90. (43+35+12).
Thank you all for your help.
Though I got grades on certmanager, i7 database is still not updated. how much time generally it takes to update this database?
Thanks
 
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You know, none of you are doing anything but encouraging me to keep checking CM every hour as I get more and more wrapped up in wanting to know my grade... At this point, pass or fail, I just want to know it..

(As we come back, full-circle, to the original topic...)
 
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Hi,
I also got my result and it is 90. (43+35+12).
Thank you all for your help.
Though I got grades on certmanager, i7 database is still not updated. how much time generally it takes to update this database?
Thanks
 
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(Part III is an essay assignment that deals with some aspects of your project, and seems to largely be for verification that you did it yourself.)


I think part III is way over charged. It costs $150 just to verify you really do it yourself.
 
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Theodore Casser : I WISH YOUR RESULT WILL BE POSITIVE. I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN GOING THRU SINCE I KNOW HOW PAINFUL IT IS TO KEEP HITTING THE CERTMANAGER TO CHECK THE STATUS.

Tinu Shah : THE I7 DATABASE WILL BE UPDATED WITHIN A WEEK TO 10 DAYS FROM THE DAY THE SCORE IS POSTED ON THE CERTMANAGER SITE. AS SOMEONE ALREADY OBSERVED, THE I7 DATABASE SEEMS TO BE THE LAST 'SERVER' TO BE NOTIFIED OF ALL THE EVENTS. ALSO, A CERTIFICATION PACKAGE WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS AFTER A COUPLE OF WEEKS.
 
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only two results announced so far !!.

How many are in Q now
 
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No idea - I've still seen no sign of my results.
 
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