This week's book giveaway is in the HTML Pages with CSS and JavaScript forum.
We're giving away four copies of Testing JavaScript Applications and have Lucas da Costa on-line!
See this thread for details.
Win a copy of Testing JavaScript Applications this week in the HTML Pages with CSS and JavaScript forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Bear Bibeault
  • Ron McLeod
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Paul Clapham
Sheriffs:
  • Tim Cooke
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Junilu Lacar
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • fred rosenberger
  • salvin francis
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • Frits Walraven
  • Carey Brown

for java 2 exam (new version), higher mark needed to pass?

 
Greenhorn
Posts: 22
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi there,
I have heard that with the newest version of the cert exam, that the level considered "pass" has changed (I assume from 71%). Could anyone fill me in on what this might be now?
thnx!
tod
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 625
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
As far as I know, the score to pass is now 61%. I think it was previously 71% before they changed the exam.
[This message has been edited by Sean Casey (edited January 14, 2001).]
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 3141
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Tod,
Best to always check Sun's Certification Site if you have any doubts.
At last peek, the site is showing 61% pass, 59 questions, 120 minutes.
Hope that helps.
Jane
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
According to Sun's site:
http://suned.sun.com/USA/certification/progdetails.html
the exam pass score is 61%. It was lowered from 71%
to 61% on October 4, 2000.
The duration of the exam was lowered to 90 minutes on
October 4, but was restored to 120 minutes on
December 23rd.
-----------------
JCertify 4.0 : Matches content and format changes introduced
October 4, 2000 and 12/23/2000 http://www.enterprisedeveloper.com/jcertify
 
tod murphey
Greenhorn
Posts: 22
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I checked w/ Sun, and now it is indeed 61% to pass. Why would they do something like that, now it'll be easier to pass, and not as "exclusive" a certification as certain vendors hoped. However, is it that much more difficult now, is that the catch?
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 133
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
From previous posts, it is assumed to be more difficult thus the lower passing grade.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 44
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Any one can confirm the time?
I read and heard that it is originally 90 min for 61 questions and the passing score is 61%.
 
Oh, sure, you could do that. Or you could eat some pie. While reading this tiny ad:
Building a Better World in your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop
https://coderanch.com/wiki/718759/books/Building-World-Backyard-Paul-Wheaton
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic