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SCJP Disappointment

 
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I passed the exam today with a low score (76%) and I feel like my certification will not be taken seriously because of the score. I wanted to know from other SCJPs how much emphasis was placed on the score you received on the exam.
 
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Bella,
First congrats on passing SCJP!!
Actually, the score is not much important from what heard from my friends!! Don't worry much about the score!!
All the best for your future endeavours.
Regards,
Suresh.
 
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Congratulations Bella!. You are a SCJP now. My best wishes to you in all your future Java endeavors.
Best Wishes.
Suma.

 
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Originally posted by Bella:
I passed the exam today with a low score (76%) and I feel like my certification will not be taken seriously because of the score. I wanted to know from other SCJPs how much emphasis was placed on the score you received on the exam.



Your resume will read Sun Certified Java Programmer. That's the important thing. I'v interviewed dozens of candidates who are Certified and not once has the subject of score come up with them. What is typically valued by most employers is :
o You had the initiative to get Certified ( a transferable skill on the job ) - initiative, and the ability to learn new material.
o Employers will give you "experience" credit, as the Certification provides a validation of skills ( how much depends on the particular job / job requirements / hiring manager).
o An interesting study from Gartner Group published last month states that 85% of managers view Certified employees as more productive than non Certified employees. While you may not agree with that, aligning yourself to your manager's goals/way of thinking is usually good for career growth.
So - to sum it up, you passed. Now go out and make use of it!
For others who are thinking of taking the exam and would like to study more productively, consider JCertify 3.0. With language training content from Bruce Eckel, Roedy Green, Professor Richard Baldwin, and EnterpriseDeveloper.com integrated into the best Java programmer exam simulator on the market, JCertify is the best investment in your career you will make all year.
http://www.enterprisedeveloper.com/jcertify
Regards,
Dave
 
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