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I failed SCJP 6 with 64% before they change the passing mark 58%.

 
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I failed SCJP 6 with 64% before they change the passing mark 58%. Does that mean that I am passed now or do I have to take the exam again.
If I have to retake then why?

I asked this question on who2contact but they still didn't answer me. Why do Sun Certification have such a low standard?

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Hi I Khan, welcome to javaranch.

You'll have to give the exam again (I think so). Your score counts on the time you gave the exam. If rules change later, they don't effect your passing status. Suppose if the passing score was increased from 65 to 70, then those who scored 65 or 68% won't be considered fail...
 
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Why do Sun Certification have such a low standard?



The test is rather tough, so probably that's why.
 
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Why do Sun Certification have such a low standard?



I am not really sure which way you meant that The sun exams are challenging and enriching to take, as long as people do it honestly.

Do not worry about failures. It does not matter whether you passed or failed. You learned. Your second attempt will be easier to pass now, if you have to do that.

Did you answer 60 questions or did you get more ? Sun has recently been passing candidates that it failed by mistake. Wait for their reply patiently but do not pin your hopes on it.
 
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The exams are tough, and Sun watches the scores to ensure that for everyone that passes, there are a good number of people who don't.

In these forums, everyone boasts about their success, but fewer people admit to having a bad write. That's human nature. But having worked at exam centers, I can assure you that passing your first time around doesn't happen that often.

You'll have to write again, but don't be discouraged. You may have just been unlucky enough to get some of the tougher questions from the exam pool. Study on your weak areas, and you'll get that passing score soon enough!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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Ankit Garg wrote:
You'll have to give the exam again (I think so).


I see no value in taking this exam again because I took SCJP 6 in order to update my knowledge about generics and other new features in Java from version 1.5 and when I started reading kathy and bert book with my friend to help him understand the java language. I got interested in taking SCJP 1.6, unfortunately I was not doing any exercises provided at the end of each chapter.


Ankit Garg wrote:
Your score counts on the time you gave the exam.


Do you have link to such a rule?

Ankit Garg wrote:
Suppose if the passing score was increased from 65 to 70, then those who scored 65 or 68% won't be considered fail.


IMHO they should have change the name and number of the exam and then do whatever they want with passing marks.

 
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