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Does the boss need to know?

Jane Powell

Joined: Jul 14, 2001
Posts: 18
Hi Everyone
Well i passed the SCJP exam today (just), I got 62%
My big question is does my boss have anyway of finding out how low the score was
Regards Jane SCJP (wow that sounds so cool!)
shailesh sonavadekar
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 1874
that is great news. congratulations. really good to hear from you. I feel scores are immaterial. You are SCJP , that is important. I feel your boss will be happy. Tell the good news to him. all the very best.
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Donald Nunn
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Joined: Nov 11, 2000
Posts: 200
Congrats, Jane. Did you find the test very difficult and what would be your recommendation to other Java Ranchers preparing to take the test?

<b>Donald Nunn</b><br />Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
Congratulation, Jane. To answer your question - there are two ways to prove your certification to someone. One is to show them the certificate which you will be receiving shortly. This certificate does not show your score - so if you'd prefer your boss doesn't know the score, this is the way to do it. The other way is to give them your usename and password at the certification verification site (whose URL I don't remember; someone else can provide it I'm sure). If you do this, the viewer will be able to see your score. They can't see your score if you don't provide the access info - but if someone wants proof of your certification, you may have to explain why you don't want to give them your verification info. In many cases, it's more convenient to give out the web site info, so be prepared for such a request.
Now, I don't think you have anything to be ashamed of - 62% is fine; it's a tough test. I just wanted you to understand your options. Again, congratulations.
[This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited July 14, 2001).]

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Jane Powell

Joined: Jul 14, 2001
Posts: 18
Hi Donald
No, to be honest apart from the thread questions which were v.hard the rest of the exam was fairly straitforeward (which is kind of why i was a bit dissapointed with the score), there was a lot of questions on the two usual suspects threads and I/O.
Jane SCJP (That's still fun to write )
Jane Powell

Joined: Jul 14, 2001
Posts: 18
Thanks for that Jim.
Jane SCJP (That's the last time i promise )
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations Jane
Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform

Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
Percy Densmore
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 214
I would have been happy to get a pass of ANYTHING over 60 :-)
Job well done :-)
Greg Wikle

Joined: Jul 20, 2001
Posts: 4
What is the minimum passing score
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Does the boss need to know?
It's not a secret anymore!