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SCJP 5: When are you taking the beta?

Pradeep bhatt
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Thanks

[ January 07, 2005: Message edited by: Pradeep Bhat ]
[ January 12, 2005: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]

Groovy
Nicholas Cheung
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Two major reasons:
1. Learn new technology
2. Certified with a great discount price

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Pradeep bhatt
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Nick,

I have edited the subject of the topic. Sorry for that.
ankur rathi
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Get cirtified at lower price ( & higher risk ??? ) .
Nicholas Cheung
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Scheduled for 30 Jan 2005 as I need to have a series of presentations on the original planned day (20 Jan 2005) and the days afterwards.

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Nicholas Cheung
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Get cirtified at lower price ( & higher risk ??? )

Not really indeed if you are well-prepared.

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Mohammed Al-Qaimari
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Hello People..

I'm trying to register for 311-055 exam (tiger beta) but I'm facing some problems with the prometric center. I'm wondering is there am end date for registeration or the end date is Feb. 13th.


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Nicholas Cheung
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The beta period starts on 13 Jan 2005 and ends on 13 Feb 2005.

Nick
Pradeep bhatt
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I am planning to take on 22nd.
Nicholas Cheung
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I am planning to take on 22nd.

Great!

Could you schedule it smoothly?

Nick
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

Great!

Could you schedule it smoothly?

Nick


I have just planned but not yet registered. Hope that your preparation is going in full swing.
ankur rathi
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But pradeep as i got to know from your previous post that you had taken that survey so i think you should get free voucher .

have you got that ...

i am still facing problem in registration ...
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by rathi ji:
But pradeep as i got to know from your previous post that you had taken that survey so i think you should get free voucher .

have you got that ...

i am still facing problem in registration ...


I (those who got free vocher)can only register from 13th Jan onwards.
Pradeep bhatt
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i am still facing problem in registration ...


What problem?
Joyce Lee
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:


I (those who got free vocher)can only register from 13th Jan onwards.


There's an oversight in the letter sent out to the Blueprint survey participants. I checked with SunBeta and they clarified that the actual registration began on 3 Jan 05. And I've already registered.
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Joyce Lee:


There's an oversight in the letter sent out to the Blueprint survey participants. I checked with SunBeta and they clarified that the actual registration began on 3 Jan 05. And I've already registered.


oh God! I will go today and register for the exam. Hope there a slot left for me.
Barry Gaunt
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I can confirm that, Pradeep. I have registered already with the survey voucher.
My problem (well Prometric's really) was to find a certification centre with a slot for a 5 hour exam. Everything was comming up negative, until they realized that the scheduling software was assuming that exams were held only from 09:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00 with a lunch break. Actually in Switzerland the 5+ hour Beta is probably breaking the law


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Pradeep bhatt
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Why was no email sent regarding the typo.
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Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Barry Gaunt:
I can confirm that, Pradeep. I have registered already with the survey voucher.
My problem (well Prometric's really) was to find a certification centre with a slot for a 5 hour exam. Everything was comming up negative, until they realized that the scheduling software was assuming that exams were held only from 09:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00 with a lunch break. Actually in Switzerland the 5+ hour Beta is probably breaking the law


When are you taking the exam?
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Barry Gaunt
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11th February
Richard Huang
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I registered to take in on Feb. 12.
Serkan Yazici
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I'm taking it on 5th of February. Although we are not using Java 5 at work yet (may be towards the end of the year, when we plan major upgrades), 26 quid for the Beta exam was just irresistable Hopefully, next 3 weeks will be enough to do enough reading and practice, kinda busy nowadays.

Although I use Java 1.4 night and day; I never had a chance to look at new Java features before (apart from reading a couple of high-level tech articles). Man, do I like what I see I kind of wish they also incorporated method-templates and default arguments as well.

I've never taken a beta exam before, so I assume we will not get a pass/fail report at the end, and probably no correct/incorrect answers break down. Any insiders around to confirm it?

How about when the beta results/certification kit will be available?

By the way, good luck everyone, and try to do extremely well to keep the passing score high


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Nicholas Cheung
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I've never taken a beta exam before, so I assume we will not get a pass/fail report at the end, and probably no correct/incorrect answers break down. Any insiders around to confirm it?

You will not receive anything after taking the beta. The score report will be mailed to you via Prometric directly 8-10 weeks after the beta exam period ends (13 Feb 2005).


How about when the beta results/certification kit will be available?

In case we pass the exam, the cert. kit will be mailed to us 2-6 weeks we received the score report.

Nick
Joe Borderi
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"Man, do I like what I see I kind of wish they also incorporated method-templates and default arguments as well."-- Serkan Yazici

I'm not surprised that Java does not have method-templates because everything in Java is in a Class. I would like to have seen default arguments and wonder what the problem is with implementing them in Java.

"You will not receive anything after taking the beta."-- Nicholas Cheung

Will you at least know the number of questions you got right? I figure if you know you got 100% you can surmise that you've passed; if you know you got around 60% you're probably on the bubble; and if you know you got less than 50%, you can surmise that you probably did not pass.

I can see the reason Sun would not know the passing percentage for the beta period, but they certainly know how many a questions a candidate got right and wrong.
Nicholas Cheung
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Will you at least know the number of questions you got right? I figure if you know you got 100% you can surmise that you've passed; if you know you got around 60% you're probably on the bubble; and if you know you got less than 50%, you can surmise that you probably did not pass.

No, you will not know anything until you receive your score report. This is because some questions, for example, the answer is set to A, however, after receiving comments from the beta candidates, they might change the answer to B, which means, the previous correct answer is now become incorrect. Or, some ambigous questions will even removed. Thus, even you got 70% correct, but if within these 70%, 10% of them are cancelled, you will get a fail. Thus, it is meaningless for us to get anything except the offical result.

And, keep in mind, this is the rule of the game, while nobody knows the reasons.

Nick
Nicholas Cheung
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But suppose if we fail the exam , then will we receive any thing

Still, you will receive your score report via mail from Prometric.

Nick
Pradeep bhatt
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I walked to Prometric center and registered for the exam. It is still not confirmed because they have to verify the voucher # .
Joyce Lee
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Who's gonna to take the beta exam on 13 Jan? It seems like most people here (including me) pushed their exam date near to the deadline.
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Joyce Lee:
Who's gonna to take the beta exam on 13 Jan? It seems like most people here (including me) pushed their exam date near to the deadline.


When are you taking?
Joyce Lee
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:


When are you taking?


7th February

Are you gonna take it on 22 Jan?
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Joyce Lee:


7th February

Are you gonna take it on 22 Jan?


May be I am going to postpone by a week. I will decide in a couple of days. Busy with lot of other things.
Zak Guesmia
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8th Feb


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pooja jain
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i will give it on 13 feb b/w 2 pm to 8 pm .
i haven't given such a long exam before . any tips ?


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ankur rathi
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yes , take your lunchbox , water bottle from home .
Javier Diaz
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Originally posted by rathi ji:
yes , take your lunchbox , water bottle from home .


What about SMOKING?
What about some rest?
I can�t stay 5+ hours seated taking an exam !
(I used to but that's a long time ago ...)

Anyway I've already booked so I'll manage somehow ...
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Feb 5th.

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Serkan Yazici
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
Feb 5th.

Mark


Ah... the same day as me. Good luck

I've just finished skimming through the developer notebook today, and realised I've got to read something with greater detail. Hopefully, I'll also do some coding practices over the next two weeks (work permitting).
Vincent Brabant
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I will pass it the 1st february, in Brussel, Belgium.


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Taking it on the 6th of Feb


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Ariel Ortiz
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I'm taking the exam tomorrow (January 31). I took the SCWCD1.4 beta exam almost a year ago and did very well, so I hope I can repeat again.

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