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what is a passing score?

Randall Twede
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Joined: Oct 21, 2000
Posts: 4351

what score is necessary to pass?

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kamesh vadarevu

Joined: Oct 17, 2000
Posts: 20
Hi Randall,
You need 61% to pass.If I am wrong someone please suggest.
thank you,
Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3226
The new passing score is TEN POINTS lower than before! I guess that translates to diluting - devaluating the Certification. We now have the "Before and After" scores, where the "old" high scores are more valuable than the present ones...?
What is it? Does Sun want everybody and their brother to be certified now? Why not just SELL the Certificate over the Internet for $150?
Me, cynical? You Bet!

Tony Alicea
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chetan nain
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Joined: Jun 21, 2000
Posts: 159
thats correct
Paul Selby
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Joined: Oct 20, 2000
Posts: 41
As already stated, the pass mark is 61% (was 71%).
I think the lowering of the mark is mainly to do with the shortening of the exam time. 90 minutes, instead of 120 minutes.
The questions do not appear to be any harder. (I had failed the old and passed the new).
Richard Miranda

Joined: Aug 24, 2000
Posts: 14
The new exam has more practical questions based on code, which can be deceptive, if you are not very familiar with the Java language. This has made the exam more difficult than the old exam. Hence to maintain the level of difficulty the passing score has been brought down to 61%.
Please read the details on Sun's Site for more details at:

Richard Miranda

[This message has been edited by Richard Miranda (edited October 22, 2000).]
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