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Carlos Morillo
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Joined: Jun 06, 2009
Posts: 221

Hello Everybody,

Well, today after 8 weeks of having emailed my Assignment jar file on May 25th 2010
and taking the Essay Exam on May 20th 2010 and having pinged Oracle a couple
of times and having to resend my Assignment jar file a couple of more times last week,
this morning I found in my mailbox the following message from

from <>
to Carlos A. Morillo
date Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 6:14 AM
subject Sun Certification: Your assignment results
hide details 6:14 AM (14 hours ago)
Hi Carlos,
Congratulations! You have passed the Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform certification. You are among the elite 1% of certified Java professionals who have gone on to achieve the Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform certification.

Your certificate package is being processed for shipping. Look for a certificate in the mail in approximately 4 to 6 weeks. You can publish official certification records from our certification portal at
You have received a passing score. Passing grades do not receive a score, just the pass. A failing grade will receive section level scoring so that a candidate may isolate the area of failure and resubmit their assignment. Numeric scores are only provided on failures.

Thank you for all your efforts with this certification, and good luck in your future endeavors with Java.

Please let us know if we may provide further assistance.
OCP Team

After reading this email, I logged in into and it displays:

Program Status Certification Date
Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform certified 07/20/2010

It sucks that Oracle doesn't give you now the breakdown of the score.

First of all I'd like to thank Andrew Monkhouse and Terry Camerlengo for their excellent book and their example
Denny's DVDs. It was an excellent starting point for the assignment project, and in specific to understand
the requirements and the multiple choices and design decisions we have to make during the assignment
in order to comply with requirements.

Second, Robert Perillo for his Database File Reader class and Data class locking mechanism test.
They were extremely helpful.

Third and finally a special THANK YOU to the Great King of Belgium Roel De Nijs, for his helpful guidance and insightful comments
that made me realize constantly the correct approach and path to follow, sometimes making me question my own
design decisions. Roel you were super, the best!!! Thank you!!!

My assignment was URLyBird 1.1.3

At a high level, this is how I approached my assignment:

Extended Sun's DB interface adding a few methods for more functionality and this extended interface was
implemented by my Data class.

Data class was a singleton with all public methods synchronized. All my data records are cached in memory.
Reused deleted records.

I created a Business Service layer object and the methods of this object are exposed by RMI.

GUI very simple followed some of the Human Interface Concepts described in the Monkhouse book.
GUI Client window has 3 panels: main panel displaying the JTable, and a search panel with text fields for name
and location and 2 radio buttons to support searches using AND/OR.
Used the MVC pattern.

That's it. Please feel free to ask any questions. I will be more than happy to help.

At the moment, taking a break from certifications during the summer, but I've been reading
Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 by Rima Patel Sriganesh, Gerald Brose and Micah Silverman and I found
the book excellent. I've been also playing with the Spring examples and tutorials from SpringSource and also
playing with the examples and tutorials of GigaSpaces.
I think sometime in the fall or winter I will go for the Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD) as
a next step.

Best Regards,


Seetharaman Iyer
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Joined: Jun 25, 2010
Posts: 35
My hearty congrats to you!!!
Eduard Mamedov

Joined: May 20, 2010
Posts: 23

Roel De Nijs

Joined: Jul 19, 2004
Posts: 8384

Hi Carlos,

Welcome to the SCJD club! Your VIP-pass will be mailed shortly

I share your disappointment about just getting a pass grade, instead of your total score and a score breakdown per section. It's for Oracle.

And thanks for your nice words. It's always great to get some appreciation for the time and effort spent answering questions and clearing some doubts! Yesterday we had our national holiday and it was still King Albert II who was the great king of Belgium

Enjoyt the summer and I'll be doing 1st the SCWCD and then the SCBCD

Kind regards,

SCJA, SCJP (1.4 | 5.0 | 6.0), SCJD
Dennis Grimbergen
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 04, 2009
Posts: 159

Hi Carlos,

Congratz with your SCJD. Good work!
Too bad they don't specify a score anymore if you pass

It also looks like that paying using a credit card is the only option left? That would be bad too.

Roberto Perillo

Joined: Dec 28, 2007
Posts: 2271

Howdy, Carlos!

Congratulations for the achievement, champ!

Let's slide this over to the Sun Certification Results forum, so more people can see the good news!

Cheers, Bob "John Lennon" Perillo
SCJP, SCWCD, SCJD, SCBCD - Daileon: A Tool for Enabling Domain Annotations
Rafal Wasielewski
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Joined: Jan 08, 2010
Posts: 372

SCJP 6.0 (86%), SCWCD 5.0 (92%), SCBCD 5.0 (93%), MCTS(SQL Server 2008)
bernard adaba

Joined: May 15, 2009
Posts: 28
Congrats Carlos!
After a long while of hardwork you have finally made it.
Kudos and all best in your endeavours.

Warmest regards.

Carlos Morillo
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 06, 2009
Posts: 221

Thanks Everybody!

Today I received my SCJD Certificate and Card in the mail.
However, the package didn't have any information regarding the SCJD logo download.

I've just sent once again another email to Oracle about how to get the SCJD logo.


Roel De Nijs

Joined: Jul 19, 2004
Posts: 8384

Hi Carlos,

In the pre-Oracle days I requested the logos through this website, but now it seems to be down. So sending an email to Oracle is the best you could do

Kind regards,
Carlos Morillo
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 06, 2009
Posts: 221

Hi Roel,

I was able to download the SCJD logo today following the instructions I got in this email I received from Oracle
earlier today:

from <>
to Carlos A. Morillo
date Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 7:30 AM
subject Re: Sun Certification: Your assignment results
hide details 7:30 AM (3 hours ago)
Hi Carlos,
The logo process has been changed, you can follow these steps to download your logo:

1. Log into
If it is your first time logging into the database, you may need the information on your test score report

2. Verify your demographic information

3. Before you can download a logo, you must complete the logo agreement form. Choose Complete a Form. All certifications that you have will have a corresponding logo agreement form. If there is no form listed for your certification, it means that certification does not have a corresponding logo. This is true for some partner certifications, and employee certifications.

4. Once you have completed the logo agreement form, choose Download Logos. Your logo will be listed as a downloadable zip file.

5. If you ever need to download the logo again, it is available in the Download Logos area

Oracle Certification Program

Best Regards,

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