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SCJD Essay Exam?

David Sham
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Joined: Apr 19, 2005
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I am just about ready to submit my assignment. I just called Sun to find out if I am supposed to submit the assignment first, and then take the essay exam, or vice-versa. Sun said to submit first, and then take the essay exam. They said your submission will not be graded until you have taken the essay exam.

I recall another thread on this forum that I think said the opposite - that you must take the essay exam first, and then submit. Which is it? I cannot find any directions on Sun's web site clarifying this.

Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
Ken Boyd
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Joined: Dec 10, 2003
Posts: 329
submit first and essay

Paul Bourdeaux
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Joined: May 24, 2004
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Definately submit first, then take essay.

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David Sham
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Joined: Apr 19, 2005
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Thanks for your replies. Any pointers for the essay exam? Are the questions just a reiteration of the choices.txt doc we have to write? Anything in particular to prepare for? Thanks again.
Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi David,

Posting the questions here is not allowed, however you should not have any problems with the exam. As you have rightly surmised, the questions will be related to your design choices.

Regards, Andrew

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