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Automatic Failure due to "This is a dummy record"!

 
Eileen Chong
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I did the Fly By Night Service assignment and I got the automatic failure after two and a half months taking the essay exam. This is the comment I got from the certmanager:
Comment: Automatic Failure - Comment Information "This is a dummy record". Student did not provide comment information on the exam.
I really don't understand what does it mean. I did provide readme file, design choices document, online help for the project and javadoc documentation on all the source files. Does anyone have any idea about the comment?
Thanks in advance for any response.
[ November 04, 2003: Message edited by: Eileen Chong ]
 
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Hi Eileen,
It kind of sounds like you left a question blank in the exam?
Or possibly that your exam contents got lost between Prometric and the examiner.
I would contact Sun (who2contact@sun.com) and/or Prometric (SunCert@prometric.com) and ask them to please explain that comment.
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You have got to bug Sun to give you a straight answer and do
not stop asking until you get it.
 
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Originally posted by Eileen Chong:
...Comment: Automatic Failure - Comment Information "This is a dummy record". Student did not provide comment information on the exam.
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What does this mean? Did you have that phrase in place of a record in your data file? Was the message about something missing from your code submission or your essay submission? Did you use that phrase in your essay and did not "comment" on it?
I agree with Bill - hound Sun until they give you a sufficient answer! And find out where they live!
[ November 04, 2003: Message edited by: Paul Tongyoo ]
 
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Hello Eileen,
Sorry to hear what happened to you. I am about to upload my assignment and this is not the news that I would like to hear. I join others in urging you to contact Sun and find out why you got a comment like that.
One thing that you may want to look into is: did you by any chance submit a copy of the data file that you were working with instead of an untouched copy that was supplied to you with the assignment?
That is the only thing that I can think of.
Keep pursuing it and you should be OK.
Regards.
Bharat
[ November 04, 2003: Message edited by: Bharat Ruparel ]
 
Eileen Chong
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Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.
I have sent an email to both sun and prometic asking for the further details about the comment. Waiting for their reply now.
I did scan through the submitted package to confirm the "dummy" word did not appear in any places and verified that the data file was the original file provided by sun. The essay questions were pretty straight forward, all about the project and sure that i have answered all.
Actually at sixth week after the long wait and still did not get the result, i sent an email to prometic asking for the result status. Replied was the project and essey answers were still with them and asked me to wait another 4-6 weeks. Really need patience, patience, patience taking this exam ...
 
Eileen Chong
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I have received a reply from prometic that asked me to refer to sun, but i still don't receive any reply from sun after one week, don't even have any acknowledgment message saying that they're looking into my case now. What should i do now? Any other email address or contact number that i can call up to check? I've lost all my patience...
 
Eileen Chong
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Sun had review my assignment and at last, i passed with 139/155.
This is the reply from the sun:
...He is missing the comment information. Which is the part of the exam where he explains how he solved the problem. Not a big deal, as his application that he developed was fine....
I'm so happy ... although i still don't know what's missing.
 
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Congrats Eileen. I am glad that they passed you and reviewed your submission.
Have you posted your results in the results forum yet?
Mark
 
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