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Number of days between writing the OCA SE 7 exam and receiving the certificate?

 
Suraj Kamble
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Hi guys,
I am going to write my OCA Java SE7 exam on 11/08/2014, so when will i receive the certificate?

Thanks in advance.
 
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You'll know you passed (or failed) and your score right away. The physical certificate took some time to come. (I don't remember exactly how long, but I think it was a month or two.) I got a printout that said I passed immediately though.
 
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Thanks for the reply.
Yeah I heard we'll get a print out as soon as we finish the test. The printout just says that you're passed or does it even show how much percentage you got? And by the way, I'm quite nervous about the test, did you find it easier than the enthuware tests?
Thanks on advance.
 
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Currently, if you want to receive a printed copy of your certificate you have to request it.
Contact Oracle Certification Support.
 
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Oh, didn't know that. Can you please tell me how to request for a printed certificate ? And do we get any sort of printed copy right after completing the exam?
 
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They don't even give you a printed confirmation that you passed.
You have to login at certviev and check the result.

As for requesting a printed copy look here.
 
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Thank you. That helped a lot. Can you please tell me in how many days will I receive the certificate of I put a request? Just an estimated time? That will be very helpful.
Thanks in advance. And btw I can anyway take a print out from certview right? In how many days after writing the exam can I view my result on certview? A lot of questions. Lol actually I'm kind of appearing for an interview this month and my exam is on 11th of this month, so I thought it would be better if I can take any kind of proof that I passed.
 
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Suraj Kamble wrote:Can you please tell me in how many days will I receive the certificate of I put a request? Just an estimated time?

I'd say 2 to 3 weeks. It might depent on your country.

Suraj Kamble wrote:And btw I can anyway take a print out from certview right?

You can download an e-certificate (a pdf file) from certview and print it if you wish.

Suraj Kamble wrote:In how many days after writing the exam can I view my result on certview?

Days?
It's more like 15 minutes . Even shorter maybe.

Suraj Kamble wrote:Lol actually I'm kind of appearing for an interview this month and my exam is on 11th of this month, so I thought it would be better if I can take any kind of proof that I passed.

You can verify that you are certified by filling a form on certview and typing an e-mail of your potential employer there. If you do so, Oracle will send them an email confirming you are certified.
 
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Aww. That's like all the problems in my life are solved. Thanks a lot. A last question though. What is certview? Lol
 
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Suraj Kamble wrote:What is certview?

http://certview.oracle.com/
 
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Thanks a lot, You're the man. Really appreciate it.
 
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No problem .

Another way of telling that the post is helpful is to press +1 button on top of it .
Like this one
 
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Paweł Baczyński wrote:They don't even give you a printed confirmation that you passed.
You have to login at certviev and check the result.

I wonder if that's testing center specific. I've gotten a printout with the score at all the exam centers I've gone to.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Paweł Baczyński wrote:They don't even give you a printed confirmation that you passed.
You have to login at certviev and check the result.

I wonder if that's testing center specific. I've gotten a printout with the score at all the exam centers I've gone to.


If that is true, I should try out another test center next time. Yet I doubt that.

The so-called printed sheet at the end is practically not needed (just wasting paper), when oracle sends you email to check certview.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Paweł Baczyński wrote:They don't even give you a printed confirmation that you passed.
You have to login at certviev and check the result.

I wonder if that's testing center specific. I've gotten a printout with the score at all the exam centers I've gone to.

Maybe now they are much more confident in their technology. I remember getting a printout with my score (and a detailed score per section) with my SCJP certifications. It even had some kind of special seal and it was my confirmation that I passed. If something went wrong in the whole data exchange between sun/oracle and testing centre, I could use that document to claim my certification.

But I took the last one almost 4 years ago, so I doubt if my information is still up-to-date
 
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Paweł Baczyński wrote:
Suraj Kamble wrote:Can you please tell me in how many days will I receive the certificate of I put a request? Just an estimated time?

I'd say 2 to 3 weeks. It might depent on your country.

If that's true, the whole process got an incredible speed boost. In my certification days (4-5 years ago) I (living in Belgium) received my certification success kit after 4-6 weeks and according to Oracle's information you should consider a time frame of maximum 8 weeks. The most fun part of this kit was definitely the lapel pin. But unfortunately the lapel pin damaged the certificate too many times (and production was probably also too costly), so it was eliminated from the kit
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:If that's true, the whole process got an incredible speed boost.

Maybe I was just lucky
 
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Hey guys, Just completed my OCA Java SE7 programmer I Exam. I din't get my results at the exam center(Did this happen to anyone else?), the screen said you'll receive your scores on certview via e-mail. So i scored 81% which isn't a great score but i'm happy with it. So, i tried to download my e-certificate from certview, it says your certificate is not yet available because: and gave me a few reasons which included waiting for 48hrs. So, do i really have to wait for 2 days to get my e-certificate? Because @Paweł Baczyński said you'll get your e-certificate within like 15 minutes or so. And how can i get my hard copy of the original certificate? @Paweł Baczyński I've tried going through the "Contact certification Support", it seems to be like a request for re-mailing of your certificate. Do i have to put up any request to oracle for my original certificate or they're going to send it without any request?
Thanks in advance.
 
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Suraj Kamble wrote:I din't get my results at the exam center(Did this happen to anyone else?), the screen said you'll receive your scores on certview via e-mail.

I believe that's the new procedure. I remember 4-5 years ago you pressed the Finish button and then you had to wait a few seconds (seemed like an eternity) before you knew you passed or failed. And then you got a printed copy of your score at the front desk of the testing center. But now this whole process seems to be automated.

Suraj Kamble wrote:So i scored 81% which isn't a great score but i'm happy with it.

Congratulations, champion! Don't forget to add your name to the OcajpWallOfFame.

Suraj Kamble wrote:So, do i really have to wait for 2 days to get my e-certificate?

That would be very strange if you must wait 48h to be able to download an e-certificate. Probably when you try after an hour (or maybe 2-3) it will be available for download.

Suraj Kamble wrote:And how can i get my hard copy of the original certificate?

Why not simply print the e-certificate yourself? More info about the eCertificates and how you can obtain the printed copy of your certificate can be found here.
 
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@Roel it's not strange to wait for 2 days before you can download the e-certificate because Oracle probably needs to update records/ synch with VUE

@Suraj As you have already experienced, the flow of the score/cert thing is:
1 finish exam, get a message/print out saying something like "go to CertView in 30mins for your score"
2. you check email usually gets it in 5 mins
3. once you get email, go to CertView and click "latest score report" to find if you pass or fail
4. if passed, the new credential or certificate will appear along with the other certs you have achieved
5. if want success kit, contact Oracle CS



 
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@Roel Thanks a lot. And btw dint get my e-certificate yet. Still waiting.
 
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Suraj Kamble wrote:@Roel Thanks a lot. And btw dint get my e-certificate yet. Still waiting.

But on the positive side: you already know you passed. When you take for example the OCMJD certification (as I did 5 years ago), you'll have to wait 4 - 6 weeks until you know you passed or failed. That's much more than waiting for an e-certificate

And probably K. Tsang is right: if your testing center synchronizes its results each hour with Oracle, you'll need to wait 1-2 hours to be able to download your e-certificate. But if they synchronize just once a day (at 1:00 am for example) you'll have to wait a day...
 
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Oh yeah. It could be.
 
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