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Passed Spring Certification with 82%

 
Will Myers
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Just took this exam and passed with 82%, I found it quite easy compared to the Sun/Oracle ones and finished it in under 40 minutes (including reviewing all the questions). My preparation was:

1) reading the Spring in Action, 3rd Edition, early access edition twice - a lot of this wasn't in scope of the exam
2) did both Skill-Guru exams yesterday and got 82% for the first one and 49% for the second one (the second one seems to have a lot of topics that are not in scope)
3) read Jeanne Boyarsky's notes a few times (http://www.javaranch.com/jeanne/Spring_3_Certification_Study_Notes.pdf) - usefaul last minute cram

I didn't take the course as I must have been one of the last to take the grandfathered route so I saved myself the £2,500 or so it costs and only paid the £90 exam fee

Anyone know what happens now? Do they send out a certificate?

Now....what's next? SCBCD, SCDJWS, or SCEA?
 
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Howdy, Will!

Well, congrats for this achievement! This is a certification that I think is worth having.

Now....what's next? SCBCD, SCDJWS, or SCEA?


I think that will depend on your goal. What are the Java certifications you have? One certification I recommend is the SCJD. That shows that you can use Java to solve real problems. Among the certifications you mentioned, I'd go for SCEA.
 
Will Myers
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Just to answer my own question, Spring do send out certificates but I had to ask for it and it was sent as a pdf attachment to an email for me to print out. This is a bit cheap if you ask me and I would be mightily peeved if I had paid the £2,500+ for the course...

Now I just need to find a colour printer and get some decent paper to print it on....
 
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