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German native speakers, pls help

Mark Markov

Joined: Jul 22, 2004
Posts: 2
I have to write my CV in German. I want to emphasize that at the moment I�m working on my SCJD exam.
So, how can I write "SCJD (in progress)" in german?

vielen vielen Dank
Robert Konigsberg
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Joined: Jun 23, 2004
Posts: 172
I'd like to know how you're getting the rest of your CV translated!

SCJP 1.4 (91%)<br />SCJD 1.4 (376/400, 94%)
Jan Rotthaus
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Joined: Jun 23, 2004
Posts: 56
Hi Mark,

personally I would not mention any certification "in progress" on my CV. Instead I would mention your current "project" during an interview. Why?
1. What does "in progress" mean? Did you buy the voucher? Did you download the assignment? Did you start your implementation? Anybody can do this...
2. I am german and I work in Germany, and my feeling is, that most employers don't know very much about the different certifications, so your SCJP says you are certified on Java, and a SCJD "in progress" needs some explanations, to be an useful information (again: interview).
But of course it is your decision, so if you want to put it on your CV, you can write something like this:

Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform 1.x
Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform (in Arbeit)

Maybe there are better wordings, but thats the first thing that comes into my mind.

Hope that helps,


P.S.: If you need a good online dictionary try LEO English-German Dictionary.

SCJP 1.4, SCJD, SCBCD 1.3, SCMAD 1.0
OCUP Fundamental
Philippe Maquet

Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 1872
Hi Mark,

Welcome to JavaRanch!

As I think the topic better fits into the Jobs Discussion forum, I'm moving your thread. You can now find it here.



PS: BTW, good luck with both your SCJD and your new job!
[ July 23, 2004: Message edited by: Philippe Maquet ]
Axel Janssen
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Joined: Jan 08, 2001
Posts: 2164
SCJD (in progress)

in german:
I would say:
SCJD (geplanter Abschluss: August* 2004)

"geplanter Abschluss" means
you plan to have finished the exam at August (or take other month).
It shows that you manage your stuff in a structured way. Most germans (especially business people) like that.

if you want, you can send cv to my email (
Can check-read it and correct if necesary with my questionable business german (might not be that bad, cause I am german).


AND: Coming to Germany beware taxes. Ask in your company that they help you with the tax thing. You'll get quite a bit back from what they are going to rob you, if you manage things in a proper way.

* whatever month
[ July 23, 2004: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
Mark Markov

Joined: Jul 22, 2004
Posts: 2
Thanks a million, guys!
I agree. Here's the link:
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