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Passed Core Spring Certification with 82%

Stefan Zoerner
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Joined: Nov 29, 2001
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Today I passed the SpringSource Core Spring Certification with 82%. I was a a “grandfathered” candidate and therefore did not attend the course provided by SpringSource.

I have long experience with Spring (> 4 years), but some of the topics from the objectives were totally new to me, because I have never used them (e.g. JMX support). As a learning tool, I highly recommend going through the official documentation AND create simple examples for every relevant feature. Besides that I used the JavaBlackBelt exams for Spring -- this for instance, and the book "Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach" from Apress, which is a bit verbose w.r.t. basics of general topics (like testing, JMS, ...), but contains nice examples for most of the features which occur in the test.

The questions themselves were (from my point of view) both fair and carefully elaborated by the exam team.

Stefan Zoerner
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Roberto Perillo

Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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Congratulations, champion!

Cheers, Bob "John Lennon" Perillo
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Hong Anderson
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Congrats .

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Priyakant Charokar
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Hi Stefan,
Could you please tell me which of the following option you produced to be grandfathered candidate :

From :
Spring Grandfathered Candidate

* Demonstrable evidence of (1) successful Spring solution completed. Evidence will include customer name and contact information reference.
* Demonstrable evidence of adding value to Spring Products and/or the Community. Candidate should provide supporting information from one or more of the following examples:
o a. Forum post
o b. Software patches
o c. Articles promoting Spring or explaining Spring
o d. User Group involvement
* Possession of a Spring Framework Professional Certification from a previous version of Spring.

Is there any letter/ document required from the company which person is working in ?

Billy Tsai
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Joined: May 23, 2003
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what kind of proof did you provide to verify that you are a grandfathered candidate?

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Debasish Mahato

Joined: Feb 09, 2010
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Do we get a hard copy of the certificate ?
how long does it take to get the hard copy and soft copy to come?
I agree. Here's the link:
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