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Are score results public?

Earline Gilley

Joined: Nov 16, 2004
Posts: 7
I am about to take the SCJP test and want to know if an employer can check or verify that I am certified, and if so, can they see my test score?

I am just a little paranoid about passing right now,and although I want a good score, I don't want to stress myself out too much over obtaining 90 -100%.

Any info would be appreciated.

Anton Golovin
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Joined: Jul 02, 2004
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The employer can check that you are certified, but they cannot see the score. You can publish certification to an email address; the recipient then goes to the Sun database, enters a validation code, and sees your name, your address, and the certification confirmation message. No score is displayed.

Anton Golovin ( SCJP, SCJD, SCBCD, SCWCD, OCEJWSD, SCEA/OCMJEA [JEE certs from Sun/Oracle]
Joyce Lee
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Joined: Jul 11, 2003
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Hi Earline,

Immediately after you've completed the exam, you'll receive a score report at the Prometric center. Within a month, you'll receive a certificate. The score result will not be printed on this certificate. You can use this certificate to show the employer.

Alternatively, you can use the "Ceritifcation Publish" feature in the Sun Certification I7 database as mentioned by Anton.

Check out the Certiifcation FAQ for more info.

Earline Gilley

Joined: Nov 16, 2004
Posts: 7
Thanks to everyone for the feedback. This eases my mind quite a bit.
Dilip Gamage
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Joined: Sep 09, 2004
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You can show them Temporary Result sheet given by test center.
I don't think employers check your results (score). In my inerview they check how much I can apply them correctly .. they did'nt care about very much in certification.

Cheers<br />Dilip <br />SCJP 1.4 ,SCBCD 1.3
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
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In fact, employers only care about whether you get certified on certain areas, but not the result.


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Are the scores kept on record anywhere? It would be nice to show a prospective employer the scores I got in my previous 2 exams, cause I'm pretty proud of them.

I can also understand why someone would also just want to show an employer just that they are certified though
Mike Curwen
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Joined: Feb 20, 2001
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In fact, employers only care about whether you get certified on certain areas, but not the result

I can say for fact this is not always true. This was *just* after I got my SCJP. I had applied for a job, and my resume didn't have the certification that I had *just* received. The potential employer called me and did a mini-interview on the phone.

I could tell that he wasn't really interested. I was getting the feeling that it was going to be a "don't call us, we'll call you." In fact he basically said "ok, well we'll call you later in the week..."

At this point I interjected that I had something to add to my resume, that I had just recently passed the SCJP. The employer asked "with what score" and I told him (I do forget, but I'm fairly certain I was around 95%). His interest in me must have taken a 180 turn, because the interview was scheduled for the next day, during this phone call.

So there's an employer that not only wanted to know the certification, but wanted to know the score, and based solely on that, scheduled an interview.

As it turns out, the employer was a bit of a knob that couldn't interview his way out of a paper bag. A complete waste of time on both our parts. But oh well..
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