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I know it�s not as impressive as the 93% of the Great Java Master Maha Ana, but I passed the freaking test and that�s all that matters!! Thanks Javaranch!! Francisco
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Originally posted by Arthur Doyle: That's a really crappy score.
Excuse me, Arthur, but a pass is a pass. As far as I'm concerned, a 62% is as good as a 92%. Either way, you're now a SCJP. I've known lots of programmers (many that I went to school with), that could code me under the table anyday, but they couldn't pass a test to save their lives. :roll: Congratulations, Francisco! You've done very well. Best of luck on the SCJD!
Thought I'd add to this, because everyone has an opinion, right?
I've always had a pretty easy time in academics. Perhaps that's because I've been very careful to only select courses I know I can do really well in, or maybe I'm really that smart. Who knows. But suffice it to say that I'm an A/A+ student.
So whenever a friend of mine is really happy and excited about getting 75% on a test I am happy for them. If *I* got that score, I'd have to take out my self-torture kit and give myself a few minutes with the cat-o-nine-tails. But they worked hard for that 75% and just like other people have said... a pass is a pass.
Just to prove that I'm not a total jerk (can anything prove that?) ... I'll tell you my own 'success' story. I was in a course on Electronic Devices, which was a required course. Ask me today what a MOSFET is or a BJT, and I'll give you a blank stare. I mostly gave blank stares back then, as well. My God.. I actually had to STUDY for this class. I had a friend of mine (also the A/A++ type) help me out, was over at his place into the early hours going over things with me. I was looking at failing the course. I was almost convinced I woul. Long story short... I got a 'D' in the final.
I have never in my life been so happy to get a 'D'. The feeling of accomplishment was quite amazing, and I'm still proud of it! I would take a hard-earned D over an easy A+ any day.
So lets all remember that not everyone is going to get 98% in *everything* they do.
And oh yah... I still haven't taken my own Certification yet. Do I want to get 98%? Yes. Will I be happy with a 70%? You bet. Will I be happy with getting 1% more than a pass? Probably not, but you know what? I'll be a SCJP and anyone that can't keep their negative comments to themselves can kiss my apps.