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How much does it cost if I fail SCJD?

Vishwa Kumba
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Joined: Aug 27, 2003
Posts: 1066
250$ - assignment
150$ - essay exam.
From the sun site, I found out that if I flunk the SCJD assignment, I can upload my modified assignment again after buying another voucher for 125$.
Do I need to appear for the essay test as well? In all, what will be the cost?
Can somebody tell me, if there is a waiting time for that?
For example, for SCJP, you have a 2week-waiting period before re-appearing for the exam.
And also, will Sun give me the required feedback, like what was wrong with my sweet assignment? And if yes, upto what extent? The least thing that I expect is not to flunk again...
Terry Martinson
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Joined: Oct 18, 2003
Posts: 293
My understanding is that you do not have to retake the essay exam, and that it would just be the additional $125 to re-upload the assignment.
I don't know about the waiting time.
I don't think you get much detailed feedback. If you get past the "auto-failure" test, you do get the different point totals so you would at least know what your weak areas are. But that's about it - you would not know why you lost points.
For auto-failure, I think you get some high level idea of what went wrong, but unfortunately in this case I don't believe the examiner ever takes a look at your detail code or does the detail category analysis. So you would not get any idea here of weak areas.
Frustrating and stressful!!!

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