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referring to coderanch when it comes to written test?

Andy Jung
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Joined: Feb 07, 2010
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Hi,

when taking the written exam on the SCJD, does it help to generally refer to my posts on this site?
I mean shouldn't that be the best proof for an assessor that I myself did the assignment?

What do you think?

Regards,
Andy


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Roel De Nijs
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Hi Andy,

I don't think that's a good idea, because any friend of you could made these posts for you (with your account). The written exam can only be taken by yourself (identity check).
I took the written exam a long time ago and I don't think I could have refered to any thread/post of mine, because of the detailed information about your solution you (have to) give when answering the questions and simply because I didn't memorize the urls/titles of my threads and posts.

Kind regards,
Roel


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Roberto Perillo
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Imagine how it could be:

Q: Does your locking mechanism work properly?
A: Please look at http://www.coderanch.com/t/427863/Developer-Certification-SCJD...

It could save sometime hehehe


Cheers, Bob "John Lennon" Perillo
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Andy Jung
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Roberto Perillo wrote:
It could save sometime hehehe


I guess it's easier to remember one's solutions than recalling that link ...
Roberto Perillo
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Andy Jung wrote:I guess it's easier to remember one's solutions than recalling that link ...


Then just write the solution in the exam!
Andy Jung
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... but isn't it also possible to include some drawings to the exam, like UML-diagrams etc. ?
I mean in some cases it would be much easier to draw some stuff than just write it down in prose style ...
Roel De Nijs
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Hi Andy,

No materials are allowed on the essay exam! And it is not a written exam, it is just like a SCJP exam, except you get 4 open questions (instead of multiple choice ones). So you have only a text box where you can enter some characters. I wish you good luck if you want to draw stuff

You don't have to be afraid of this part of the certification: if you uploaded your assignment, the hardest part is done. The essay exam is really a no-brainer if you have developed your solution yourself. Absolutely no need to worry.

Kind regards,
Roel
 
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