I *can* say that this exam turned out to be *very* difficult.
Originally posted by Kathy Sierra:
Howdy -- I was giving myself a LOT of room for error on the exam. In the old days of SCJP, the pass percentage was high -- something like 78%. If I really had to guess, I'd believe that this exam was going to be in the low-to-mid-60's. But it could be much higher or lower... I'm just guessing based on the initial results. Now, the SCJP is now 52%, so it is possible the Mobile exam could go that low, but I don't think it will.
So, yes the exam COULD come out with a higher pass percentage than the new SCWCD. I don't know, though. Bert and I both feel that the SCWCD exam *content* is more difficult than the SCMAD. BUT... the SCWCD folks were more prepared. So, we think there's more difficult stuff on SCWCD, but people scored higher. What that means is, perhaps both exams will be close in passing percentage. Again, I would guess that SCMAD will be somewhere in the 60's like SCWCD, as opposed to 70's like the original SCJP exams or 50's like the current SCJP.
But we'll have to wait and see... I know that *I* am dying to know the final outcome!