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What is the difference between the sun certmanager database and the assignment database?

 
Tom Silverman
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Since taking the SCJD exam (2 months ago), I've been regularly checking the http://www.certmanager.net/sun/ database. This URL redirects to https://i7lp.integral7.com/durango/do/login and displays the candidate exam history. My project grading (to this day) is not on it. The exam however is mentioned with a 'pending' status. All my other exams are listed too.

I was about to nag Who2Contact customer support about this - when I encountered one of my old e-mails from them, with a link to https://www.certmanager.net/sun_assignment/. This is the URL for downloading and uploading an assignment. It also includes a test history link. When I clicked that link I discovered I passed the SCJD exam and project, and was (handsomely) graded a long time ago. Since the grade does not appear in the http://www.certmanager.net/sun/ database, and since I did not yet receive the certification package - I was wondering, who runs the 'integral7' site?

Is this a sun 3rd party site? How are (and if) these databases synchronized? Did anyone encounter such a case? Should I start nagging the customer support? Will Jim have a second cup of coffee at home? (just kidding)

Thanks in advance.
 
Tom Silverman
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I feel funny replying to my own message. However - this is the answer I got from Sun (word for word)

Thank you for contacting Sun Certification Customer Support. We are happy to assist you.



We apologize for the delay in the posting of your exam results. We have verified your exam results from the Assignment Watcher database and processed your certification as a Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform in the Sun CertManager Database at http://www.certmanager.net/sun.



Your Sun certification welcome package is being processed. Please allow up to four weeks for delivery.



There is a technical issue in Prometric’s testing system that is preventing exam scores from being transferred to our database for many candidates. Until the issue is resolved, we have verified your passing exam result and manually granted your certification. The exam results will not appear until a later date. This will cause no problems with your certified status.



Please let us know if we may be of further assistance. Thank you for choosing Sun products and services.
 
Treimin Clark
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It seems that it is better if you choosed SCJD Forum for this question.
 
Tom Silverman
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No - I'm happy here. Thank you.
 
K. Tsang
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The name of the database pretty much tells you the answer. "Assignment database" for download/upload your SCJD/SCEA assignment. "CertManager database" allows you to check your status/results of any certs.
 
Tom Silverman
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You are right! However, the main point is this: "There is a technical issue in Prometric’s testing system that is preventing exam scores from being transferred to our database for many candidates. " This is the source of the problem. Exam results and fulfillment do not get automatically posted to the sun certmanager database so you need to either check the assignment database or nag customer support to manually update the certmanager database.
 
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Well the assignment database wouldn't be much use unless you are doing SCJD/SCEA. The certmanager, usually takes a week or so to sort out everything. Say if you got your Programmer welcome kit and the certmanger still haven't updated saying you are SCJP then nag.
 
Tom Silverman
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I wish. Try more like 8 to 10 weeks. I've cleared both SCWCD and SCBCD since I took the SCJD exam. I did nag. They told me to hold my horses for another 4 weeks. Guess I will. :-)
 
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