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SCJP passing score

mdotting
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Joined: Jan 02, 2002
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I've been getting some confusion as to the score needed for passing the SCJP. Is it 71 or 61% I called Sun, they said 71, but people have been saying they passed with scores of 67 etc. I really need this cleared up, I'm taking it tomorrow!
Charles Tran
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Certification - Java[tm] Technology
SUN CERTIFIED PROGRAMMER FOR JAVA 2 PLATFORM
Purchase: Sun Educational Services
Available at: Authorized Prometric testing centers
Exam number: 310-025
Prerequisites: None
Exam type: Multiple choice, short answer, and drag and drop
Number of questions: 59
Pass score: 61%
Time limit: 120 minutes
Cost: US$150, or as priced in the country where the exam is taken

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mdotting
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Thank you for the info, is there any reason why I would get mis-information from Sun, was the passing grade recently changed?
Fei Ng
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Sun people should know about it.
It was changed last year Oct, i think.
Valentin Crettaz
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mdotting,
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Matthew Phillips
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I took the test two weeks ago and the passing score was listed as 61% on my report.

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Christian Bollmeyer
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Joined: Jan 04, 2002
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It's 61%. 59 questions, 2 hours time. Sun changed the test format in Fall 2000, added much more of those time-consuming code exhibits, but lowered the passing score to keep things on a comparable level.
-- Chris (SCPJ2)
NB. Not that you should aim at passing just over the line
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Originally posted by mdotting:
I really need this cleared up, I'm taking it tomorrow!
OK, so why is it important to know what the passing score is before you take the test? Do you intend on stopping as soon as you think you had enough right answers to pass?


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Leonardo Ruiz
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Joined: Jan 05, 2002
Posts: 1
Hi!
If you want to be a Trainer Certified you need an extra 20% for the 61% score.


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