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Do they show your score in the certification

Linda Xu
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Joined: Feb 14, 2000
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Hello, I think a SCJP 2 certification will be helpful for me to find some summer job. But if I take the exam now, I think my score should be around 800.
My question is: Do they show your score in the certification. Or they just say "XXX is certified Java programmer"? I don't want a low but passed score to flaw my certification.
Anybody can answer me?
Thanks!
paul wheaton
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When you pass the exam, it will tell you what your score is and you will get a printout (at least, I did).


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Jim Yingst
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Also, if you give a prospective employer the password to verify your certification online, they will see your score as well. So it's something to be aware of.
Personally though, if I were hiring and I had a choice between someone who got 95% and didn't know anything that wasn't certification-related, and someone who got 75% but could demonstrate working knowledge of servlets, swing, JDBC, EJB or other interesting technologies, I'd probably go with the latter. A high score is nice, but past a certain point I don't think it's worth worrying about - the time you spend on it could go towards widening your knowledge elsewhere. Just my opinion though...


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