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If I Failed...what is next?

Baris Dere
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Joined: Mar 23, 2004
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Hi guys,

I have a question to you. Must I take the essay examen again if I fail? Or must I just resubmit my assignment and that's it.

Can you help me???

Thank you.

Regards

Baris Dere
Hanna Habashy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2003
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Don't even consider it..


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Guvenc Gulce
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Joined: May 19, 2004
Posts: 6
Merhaba Baris,
Here is a snip from sun faq:

What do I do if I fail the assignment?
If you have failed and wish to resubmit for another attempt, you will need to contact your local Sun office to purchase a resubmission voucher for your exam. You will only need to resubmit your assignment. We do not require you to retake your essay exam.


You can read it also here :



Sun Certification Faq

Regards

Guvenc Gulce
Baris Dere
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Posts: 31
Merhaba guvens

Ok thanks...

I got taken the essay examen yesterday and I don't know which score I get.

I did a BIGGG mistake in my code.. So I think I will fail

I forgot to make the Data class method modifiers 'synchronized' and I give just ONE instance to the clients... very stupid...

Succes guys

Regards

Baris Dere
Serkan Yazici
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Joined: Apr 24, 2004
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Merhaba all

Baris; there shouldn't be any need to make Data methods (including lock/unlock) synchronised. Actually, it would be less efficient due to unnecessary blocking of methods. Locking mechanism itself is there to provide the synchronisation.

If the provided interface for your assignment specified your lock/unlock methods using cookies, using Data instances wouldn't be necessary either. They provide all the client identification you need. In my case I had to use instances to identify clients because my interface didn't use cookies.

I'm taking my essay exam tomorrow as well. All the best luck...

-- Serkan


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Vishwa Kumba
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Originally posted by Baris Dere:
I did a BIGGG mistake in my code.. So I think I will fail

I forgot to make the Data class method modifiers 'synchronized' and I give just ONE instance to the clients... very stupid...

Succes guys


Baris,
I have locking implemented so that no 2 clients can access the same record at the same time through lock/unlock methods.At the database access layer, I have a single Raf object that is being shared among the clients with synchronized access.I do not have the Data class methods syncronized in my design and I do not see any reason to do so also.(In my design it also does not matter whether I have a single instance of Data class or multiple instances of Data class for my clients in my design, though there may be a few performance tears)
Baris Dere
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Hi,

When a client requests a DataInterface then my server will return DataInterfcae class that includes a reference to my Data class. This Data class instance exists just one time. So when 2 clients working on it, if client 1 set the pointer of my RandomAccessFile to some where else and the client 2 somewhere else. I mean this:

client 1 (read)
dbFile.seek(100);

and at the same time

client 2 (read)
dbFile.seek(300);

I don't know more...

I am getting crazy

We will see when I get my score.

Thanks for all

Regards.

Baris Dere
amchi gelo
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Joined: Jul 01, 2002
Posts: 75
Where will they post my result? Is it here:

http://www.certmanager.net/sun_assignment/



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Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi Sanjay,

From the JavaRanch SCJD FAQ:


What site do I use to download / upload my assignment and to see what score I got?

Thanks to Ravi Appala for passing on Sun's response to an email regarding which sites to use:



Regards, Andrew


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amchi gelo
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Joined: Jul 01, 2002
Posts: 75
Hi Andrew,

The URL https://i7lp.integral7.com/durango/do/login?channel=sun&basechannel=prometric does not work.

Do you think it might be posted under https://www.register.prometric.com/CandidateHistory.asp
I logged in and it says "Tested" under SCJD. Any idea what that means?

Thanks

Sanjay

Originally posted by Andrew Monkhouse:
Hi Sanjay,

From the JavaRanch SCJD FAQ:


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Regards, Andrew
Vishwa Kumba
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Joined: Aug 27, 2003
Posts: 1064
Originally posted by Baris Dere:


I don't know more...

I am getting crazy

We will see when I get my score.

Thanks for all

Regards.

Baris Dere


Baris,
Have courage. It sounds like a small 1-word mistake. If I were the examiner,I wouldn't mind as long as the record locking code is fine, but do keep us updated.

Cheers,
Baris Dere
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:-)))

I Hope you are right.

So still waiting for the results...

:roll:

Baris
Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi Sanjay,



Just went back via Sun's links, and it appears the correct URL is now: https://i7lp.integral7.com/durango/do/login?ownername=sun&channel=sun&basechannel=prometric.

Updating the FAQ now....

Note that this is the link that gives you access to a "passed/failed" status only, as well as giving you the oportunity to "publish" your results for potential employers to view.


Do you think it might be posted under https://www.register.prometric.com/CandidateHistory.asp
I logged in and it says "Tested" under SCJD. Any idea what that means?


This gives you Prometric's view of your certification history. They are unaware of whether you pass or fail. When I log in, I also only get a "Tested" result (and I passed a year ago).

You need to use the Assignment Watcher http://www.certmanager.net/sun_assignment/ to see what your score is.

Regards, Andrew
Stephen Galbraith
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Joined: Oct 27, 2003
Posts: 90
Hi guys,

I took my exam on the 26th April. A few days the result appeared on the assignment watcher website.

However, as of today (2 June), there is still no update to the ip7 site.

More curiously, for a while, on the ip7 site it clearly showed that the result from the exam was pending. Now, even this has gone (but it still says in the other site passed ! )

Any ideas? I've emailes sun and they said log on to the assignment watcher site to see the result - no mention of the ip7 site.

Steve.


SCJP 1.4, SCJD, SCWCD 1.4
Denis Spirin
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Joined: Mar 22, 2004
Posts: 72
Steve,

i7 site (history page) and CertManager as well will not reflect anything until you get grade P (passed) or F (failed) (F will appear on CertManager only). There is nothing about SCJD in my history (yet).

When you take essay exam, on Prometric site you see 'Tested' record - they do not mark you exam.

Now, the only site you should look at is CertManager. The result will appear there.


Regards<br /> <br />Ph.D.<br />SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCJD 2
amchi gelo
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I took the written test on Apr 21 and just checked all three sites, nothing yet.
Mike Keller
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Joined: Mar 22, 2004
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Let me get this straight. From Sun certification FAQ:
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What do I do if I fail the assignment?
If you have failed and wish to resubmit for another attempt, you will need to contact your local Sun office to purchase a resubmission voucher for your exam. You will only need to resubmit your assignment. We do not require you to retake your essay exam.
------------------
Does this mean that if my assigment is accepted and i fail the essay exam, all i have to do is resubmit my assignment? If the assignment is accepted I can skip the essay exam on the second go-around?


Michael Keller, BS,SCJP
Denis Spirin
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Joined: Mar 22, 2004
Posts: 72
Does this mean that if my assigment is accepted and i fail the essay exam, all i have to do is resubmit my assignment? If the assignment is accepted I can skip the essay exam on the second go-around?


You cannot fail essay exam, you write it only once. If you fail you need to correct your code and resubmit it.
amchi gelo
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Posts: 75
Originally posted by Sanjay Joshi:
I took the written test on Apr 21 and just checked all three sites, nothing yet.




 
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