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How long does it take to receive results?

W. Joe Smith
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Joined: Feb 10, 2009
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I have looked around and haven't seen this question asked/no one has mentioned it (that I have noticed). How long after taking the exam do you receive your score? Is it instantly after you have completed it? I'm just curious as I would sit there and worry and debate everything in my head until I got my score. My original plan was to take the exam at the end of April, having started studying in late December but I am looking to possibly move that date up as I am doing mock exams (i.e. Cameron's books/anything I can get my hands on) and I am scoring approximately 85% consistantly on them. The only issues I have run into is Server technologies but I know that is just the fact I haven't put in enough time focusing on them.

Anyway, thanks for all the help!

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Jesper de Jong
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I don't know exactly how it is with the SCJA exam but it's probably the same as with the SCJP exam: you get the score immediately after doing the exam. It can take some time, however, before you receive the certificate and the information is in Sun's online certification database.

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Larry Olson
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Joined: Feb 03, 2009
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Correct, for the SCJA also you get the score instantly after you finish the exam and click on that 'End' button on your screen. The score won't be displayed on the computer screen, but rather the person at the exam center will give you a print out that contains your overall score and the break-up of the scores by each section.

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