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Finally passed SCJD after 6 years!

Oricio Ocle
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Joined: Nov 30, 2004
Posts: 284

Hello ranchers,
after 6 years i finally became certified this week.

This is one of the best feelings i've ever had, i am very proud of this personal achievement, more since there was a time when i had it aparted and forgotten.

I started it in 2004. At the beggining it was a challenging project, each must, each doubt led me to hours of reading (basically this forum), studing and so learning.

It took me several months to build a deliverable solution, but two mistakes were made:
- Leave documentation to the end. This was my big mistake, since as you have noticed, english is not my first language, and documentation phase became very annoying and boring.
- Go beyond specifications. If you enjoy the experience is very easy to go futher that is requested.

Since assignment did not expire in those days, I put the project in stand by, and serveral years passed.

Well the reason i am here writing is an email sent to Oracle asking them for the validy of my assignment, since as you know, now oracle imposes an expiration limit to it. This is the email i sent:

My email to (22/08/2010)

I downloaded my Sun Certified Java Developer assignment on November 2004 and I was wondering if it is still valid, and what are the steps I have to take to be certified.
I’ ve read since Oracle adquisition of Sun these procedures have changed and I would be very grateful if you could give futher information.

Their reply (27/08/2010):

You actually have access to the assignment for 1 year from the date of purchase - not date of download. Please check your purchase confirmation email to determine your assignment deadline.
We would request you to mail us the assignment and essay as soon as possible, since the assignment process is undergoing a major change after the Oracle SUN merge. We will give you 60 days to complete your assignment but we cannot extend your deadline beyond that. Please submit the assignment and essay 30 Oct 2010.
OCP Team

So i put hands on work, take several weeks off my job and recode the project with KISS principle in mind.

Well here are some points about my decissions:
- Cookie based 2-tier solution
- RMI factory, releasing orphan locks
- RAF based, no caching.
- Single threaded client GUI
- Not sortable table

That is, nothing new...

I would like to give you all a sincerely and big THANK YOU, for keeping this great friendly place so alive.

Special mention to Andrew (see you soon in SCEA) for his dedication, expertise and great communication skills.

Best Regards,

Piotr Nowicki
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Joined: Jul 13, 2010
Posts: 610

One big contratulations mate!
This really must be a great feeling to become certified after so long time.

Roel De Nijs

Joined: Jul 19, 2004
Posts: 8395


Glad you made in the end

SCJA, SCJP (1.4 | 5.0 | 6.0), SCJD
Roberto Perillo

Joined: Dec 28, 2007
Posts: 2271

Congrats, champ!

Cheers, Bob "John Lennon" Perillo
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Oricio Ocle
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Joined: Nov 30, 2004
Posts: 284

Thank you guys

for javarach
Jason Ma

Joined: Jul 10, 2010
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Oricio Ocle
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Jason Ma wrote:Congratulations!

Thank you Jason, and welcome to javaranch!
Abimaran Kugathasan
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Oricio Ocle
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Abimaran Kugathasan wrote:Congrats!

Thank you Abiraman
arulk pillai
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Congrats and keep up the good work

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Oricio Ocle
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arulk pillai wrote:Congrats and keep up the good work

Thanks Arulk!
See you around
Vishal Srivastav
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Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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Wow!!! You might be feeling great.... Congooo....

Vishal Srivastava, Software Engineer (Android), Paradigm Creatives
Oricio Ocle
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Vishal Srivastav wrote:Wow!!! You might be feeling great.... Congooo....

Thank you!
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