This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I finally got my results! Took something like 8 weeks. After six weeks I contacted them and it turned out when I registered for the written I ended up with a new ID, so my app and my written were never associated together in their system. Anyway the breakdown was like this: General Considerations: Maximum=58 Deductions=5 Actual=53 Documentation: Maximum=20 Deductions=0 Actual=20 GUI: Maximum=24 Deductions=0 Actual=24 Server: Maximum=53 Deductions=0 Actual=53 Total: Maximum=155 Deductions=5 Certification Score=150 I have to admit that I finally had to quit reading the SCJD forum here - I kept seeing things there that made me think I needed to change my code. Finally decided I had to quit reading or I'd never have it finished. I probably took longer to complete this than anyone else ever! I originally registered right after I passed SCJP 1.1 in 1998! But I got caught up in job changes, the "dot-bomb", etc. and only recently managed to get back to it. Glad it didn't expire! Probably going for SCWCD next - it's most applicable to my current work.
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Hi Eddie, Congratulations on finally completing and passing. Had to laugh at your comment "I have to admit that I finally had to quit reading the SCJD forum here - I kept seeing things there that made me think I needed to change my code. " I also felt like that, and although I didnt cut out JavaRanch totally, I did severly limit the hours I was spending here. Regards, Andrew
I submitted and took the essay exam yestarday, originally I could not upload because the site said I dont have the permission and I had to email Sun Educational services to get it fixed then I uploaded my file and went to take the exam, but now I get the feeling that I screwed up somewhere in my documentation and my coding especially with thread safety and lock/unlock after reading so many posts.............and I might fail, if fail there is no need to do the essay exam again is that right? just resubmit the original assignment? I hope I dont have to wait very very long for my result like some ppl did because I really hate waiting.
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