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Ugur Likoglu
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Hi,

I am curious about if there is a difference between two guys when one of them has a %55 success on this exam, while the other one has %90.

Do they get the same certificate or is there any levels or ranks shown on the certification regarding the success percentages?

Thanks...
ugur
 
Barry Gaunt
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You get the same certificate and logo. The score is only an ego thing.

(I gotta a big ego, so I got 96% - it makes up for any other defects like typing with only two fingers)
[ October 09, 2004: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]
 
Marcus Green
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I believe the score is not important. And it may come as no surprise to learn I did not get a good score
 
Inuka Vincit
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You should use SCJP as a tool for you to learn the ins and outs of Java, the score is a good morale booster. SCJP is just a little stepping stone to bigger and better certifications. SCJD is lots more fun . However once you get to do certifications like SCJD then the score is important(IMHO).

Just concentrate on learning the basics, do practice exams and just do it(if you want to go the Java route), dont worry about the score too much. I went in expecting to get low to mid 80s and I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome
 
Kai Witte
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hello Inuka,

for the SCJD you don't get any printed document that shows your score, and even with the "publish certification" feature in the certification database you can't show it. The only way to prove that you have a certain score is to have someone sit next to you while you login to http://www.certmanager.net/sun_assignment/ where you can see it just for yourself.

For the SCJP you get the score report at the test center. If you get a good score you can mention it in the CV.

For both certificates I find it very hard to estimate how much value a good score has. I can imagine for example a perfectionist who likes other perfectionists, and there you can score when you have 100 % for all sun certs.

Conan
 
Ugur Likoglu
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Well as I learned from the answers, the score of SCJP is not very important. At the same time I have recently learned that a company recruiter asked my friend how much score he did have in this exam. Isn't that strange ?

Still, I participate in your opinions because this is the first step to learn Java maybe. You do not learn how to program with Java by passing this exam even with 100%, and recruiters try to find someone who knows how to develop something with Java
 
Paul Bourdeaux
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At the same time I have recently learned that a company recruiter asked my friend how much score he did have in this exam. Isn't that strange ?
Yes, it is a little strange... more so because the recruiter asked about the SCJP in the first place. Most of the time, recruiters will note the certification and move on.

Many times, company recruiters are human resource specialists, not programmers. They may have little or no working knowledge of the Java language and/or the SCJP, and they may not realize that there is no way to verify a score. For instance I could have passed with a 55, and just tell everyone that I got 100, and nobody would be the wiser. (FYI, I scored somewhere between 55 and 100 )
 
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