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Passing score 320 out of 400?

Vivian Chai

Joined: Sep 10, 2001
Posts: 13
Hello! Does anyone here download the assignment recently? In my instructions.html, the title is
Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform: Application Submission (Version 1.2.2)
adn then in the marking section, it says
Marking Criteria
Your work will be evaluated based on the following criteria. The minimum passing score is 320 out of a possible 400 points.
General Considerations (100 points)
Documentation (70 points)
Object-orietned design (30 points)
User Interface (40 points)
Locking (80 points)
Data class (40 points)
Server (40 points)
I thought the full mark is 155 points as written in the certification result section. What is going on here?
S. Ganapathy
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 26, 2003
Posts: 194
What matters as long as the pass percentage is 80%
It was 124/155, and now it is 320/400. Both one and the same.
Andrew Monkhouse
author and jackaroo
Marshal Commander

Joined: Mar 28, 2003
Posts: 11778

Hi Vivian,
The old assignment (Fly By Night Services) was marked out of 155. The new assignments are marked out of 400.
As Ganapathy says, the percentage required for passing is still the same. However the relative marks for each topic has changed. For example, there are now less marks for the GUI (which should make some people happy).
This topic has a breakdown of what is now worth more or less marks (if anyone cares )
Regards, Andrew
[ May 15, 2003: Message edited by: Andrew Monkhouse ]

The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 5: paper version from Amazon, PDF from Apress, Online reference: Books 24x7 Personal blog
I agree. Here's the link:
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