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How important is your score for SCJP  RSS feed

 
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Hi,
First of all, congratulations on a fantastic site and community.
I was just wondering what significance is place one scores in the exams when you talk to recruiters? Or is the certification all they want to know about?
I have been programming java for a while now but I still must admit I would only get a very low passing score for the SCJP based on the little bit of studying I have done in some relevant/interesting areas for me.
I am just wondering whether I should study all of the finer pedantic details (other than for personal development) or concentrate on getting this qualification then getting a good score (because I want to learn about the Web content developer or EJB certifications.
Thanks very much for your time,
Trav
 
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I have the same question in my mind too.
I have been seeing all these ingenious, intelligent, brilliant (and perhaps crazy) people posting their 90+ scores on the board everyday. It makes me feel guilty for setting my initial goal of "just to get a pass" on the exam.
Now, I have been postponing my exam for a whole month trying to get a better score on the practise exam before I move on to the real one. Is the score really THAT important? Are there any test statistics showing us the exam averages?
Thanks
 
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A better score is always better, right?
Actually as you said above, I did postpone my exam for half a month, I can score only about 75% on mock exams that time.
 
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I think that all those who are postponing their exams because they are not getting a good score is a good thing. Doesnt it make more sense to really get a good score. That way you are really sure that you have the concepts and the basics right.
Only when you are consistently getting a good score in the mocks (and I truly believe that getting a score of over 90% in this exam is really easy) should one attempt the real exam.
I think everyone should be aiming to score well rather than just pass. My two cents
 
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My goal is learn to fundamentals of language well. At this moment, I am getting 90+ in Marcus. So I guess I can get about same in real. But when I am taking Dan's exam, I am like STOP, LEARN A NEW CONCEPT and GO every now and than.
For long haul, I think it will pay off becaue you got your basics right. A perfect score in real exam will show to your potential employer that:
- you are a high achiever
- you do not have any doubts in fundamentals of language
- you can work in time pressure, as in exam you have like 2 minutes to spot a problem with a piece code without taking time to compile or refer to a resouce.
I would say if you have no urgency, then it makes sense to aim for 100% and see what you get....
that is my 2 cents.
barkat
 
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