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Pieter Jacobs
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Joined: May 20, 2009
Posts: 87
Hi guys,

This is purely for information:

I am really disappointed because it's been about 8 weeks since I completed my essay exam and submitted my completed project, and Oracle/Sun still haven't received my essay exam from Prometric.

Anyway, enjoy the soccer,
Roberto Perillo

Joined: Dec 28, 2007
Posts: 2271

Champion, I know this is very frustrating... but be a little bit more patient. All you can do now is send emails to them. Your assignment was uploaded and the essay exam was taken, so you did your part. It shouldn't take longer... you'll have a good news pretty soon, champ! No need to worry!

How about South Africa in the world cup, champ? Do you think there's still hope or...?

Cheers, Bob "John Lennon" Perillo
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Carlos Morillo
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Joined: Jun 06, 2009
Posts: 221

Hi Pieter,

I am just curious, Did you ever get an Auto Reply email from Sun-Oracle acknowledging they received your submission jar?

Did you include your Prometric ID in the email and in the submission.jar?

The Prometric ID you used in your submission jar must be the same when you took the Essay exam.

I would email them or call Oracle everyday until you get a satisfactory answer.

They said in the Autoreply I got it would take 4-6 weeks to grade my assignment.

In my case that is July 6th 2010. We'll see if they deliver on time.

Good Luck,


Oliver Watkins

Joined: Jul 21, 2008
Posts: 13
Hi Pieter,

Sorry to dissapoint you but it has been around 9 months, and Sun/Oracle have done nothing with my assignment. It may take a few more months
Pieter Jacobs
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Joined: May 20, 2009
Posts: 87
Hi guys,

Thanks for the replies, and sorry for only replying now!

- yes they did send me a reply acknowledging that they received my jar.
- I did include my Prometric ID in the email I've sent with the JAR file, and I even renamed my JAR file to "sr-my-id.jar".
- The Prometric ID is the same, I have even emailed them a scan of the page they gave me at the Prometric test center.

I have used this email address for the submission of the JAR file:

The problem was that they did not receive my essay exam from Prometric.

I am emailing them once a week on: and

Do you guys track the marking process via:

Oliver, all the best to you too!

Thanks and speak to you all soon.
Allan Cheong
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Joined: Nov 12, 2009
Posts: 71

Hi Pieter,

The result for my assignment has also been delayed too. I submitted and sat for the exam on 4th May. Still no news until today.

I am a bit disappointed but at the same time nervous.

Carlos Morillo
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Joined: Jun 06, 2009
Posts: 221

One possible solution and alternative to the delays when Sun-Oracle have not received
your SCJD Essay Exam results from Prometric is to call Prometric directly.

When I took my Essay Exam on May 20th 2010 in Clark, New Jersey here in the US at the end
Prometric gave me a stamped report. I'd think you can contact Prometric customer support.
You can scan the report they gave you and send it as a PDF file attachment to Sun-Oracle and
Prometric by email.

I think the other aspect of the Sun acquisition by Oracle just in case you are not aware is that
Oracle before the acquisition uses a different company to keep track of certifications
and Sun uses Prometric I know this because I am OCA.

Not to justify it, but I think Oracle after the Sun acquisition should be doing a better job
handling this transition and the management of the certifications because we are paying big bucks.
Here in the US I've paid 375 US$ for downloading the assignment + 300 US$ for the Essay exam a total of 675 US$.

I still have 2 more weeks to wait to see if they give me the grade on time.


Roel De Nijs

Joined: Jul 19, 2004
Posts: 8364

Carlos Morillo wrote:I still have 2 more weeks to wait to see if they give me the grade on time.

Exciting moments

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Pieter Jacobs
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Joined: May 20, 2009
Posts: 87
Hi Carlos,

Thanks for the reply and info!

I actually received an email stating that they've passed my assignment on for grading, so I am sure they must've found my essay exam.

Good luck to you too!

Ps: Sorry Roberto, I forgot completely to answer you on the soccer. I actually enjoyed the last game of South Africa, but personally I support both Portugal and Brazil, so I have a problem - both are playing on the 25th :-)

Enjoy the weekend,
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