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I'm waiting for score more than 3 months

Mikhail Tarassov
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Joined: Aug 12, 2002
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Hello,

Want to share my bad experience. I'm not complaining, just want to let everybody know about the problems with Developer Exam.

I passed my essay exam on 14 December 2010 and sent an assigment on 22 December 2010. That means, 13 weeks ago. I always use developer-submit_US@oracle.com and suncert_ww@oracle.com addresses.

Firstly, Oracle tried to ignore me sending a mail that I did not complete my essay I sent them the copy from my "Candidate History" from Prometric that proves that I completed my essay.

13 Jan 2011, Oracle wrote that they agree with me I indeed completed my essay and sent an assignment.

27 Feb 2011 I wrote again asking that I'm waiting almost 3 months, what's happening. They answered on 2 March, that they check my status and I have to wait 5-7 business days.

12 March, I re-sent them my assignment and wrote that 5-7 business days are over long time ago and still no any reaction. Now, Oracle just stopped answering

Conclusion: I'm waiting more than 3 months, I payed almost $500 for this exam, I lost plenty of my time and nerves Still no any grading from Oracle. Especially, they even stopped answering on my mails I have no idea what to do now...

Fortunately, I'm doing this certificate for selftraining and I don't need it for my career. But imagine the opposite situation? And also, I payed money for this and expect the correct and nice treatment

P.S. I passed 4 certificates with Sun and never had such a problem.


SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, OCMJD, SCEA
Roel De Nijs
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Joined: Jul 19, 2004
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There are other people who had to wait more than 2-3 months for their results, I even believe in the Sun(ny) days. If you are really unlucky, it seems they have a lot of problems to get the grading process done (or even to couple your essay exam with your assignment). Luckily most of the time they succeed in meeting the 4-6 weeks for the grading process.

Most of the guys/girls who have to wait such a long time and are really frustrated, so their posts contain a lot of the red emoticons Never seen a post about this topic with so many smiling faces


SCJA, SCJP (1.4 | 5.0 | 6.0), SCJD
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Mikhail Tarassov
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Joined: Aug 12, 2002
Posts: 5
Lot of smiling faces because I'm doing this certificate just for self-training. It was fun to do and interesting. And it's not my first certificate.
I guess, I'd be much more angry if I needed it for my career.

Btw, I've read a lot of your comments doing the certificate and found them very useful.
Mikalai Zaikin
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Joined: Jun 04, 2002
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Something wrong happens now with Oracle certification team.

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Elchin Asgarli
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Joined: Mar 08, 2010
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I got my results pretty fast, but I am still waiting to get my paper certificates from SCWCD which I made in september, and SCJD which I passed in January.


Personal page, SCJP 6 with 91%, SCWCD 5 with 84%, OCMJD
Mikalai Zaikin
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Elchin Asgarli wrote:I got my results pretty fast, but I am still waiting to get my paper certificates from SCWCD which I made in september, and SCJD which I passed in January.


Elchin,

You took production SCWCD 1.5 test, not beta test in September ? Just curious, because I am waiting for certificate for beta which I took in September.
Elchin Asgarli
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Mikalai Zaikin wrote:
Elchin Asgarli wrote:I got my results pretty fast, but I am still waiting to get my paper certificates from SCWCD which I made in september, and SCJD which I passed in January.


Elchin,

You took production SCWCD 1.5 test, not beta test in September ? Just curious, because I am waiting for certificate for beta which I took in September.


I took production 1.5.
Mikalai Zaikin
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Elchin Asgarli wrote:
I took production 1.5.


How do they explain >5 months delay ?
Elchin Asgarli
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Mikalai Zaikin wrote:
Elchin Asgarli wrote:
I took production 1.5.


How do they explain >5 months delay ?


Well at some point I saw that my certificate is not in certmanager, cause prerequisite (OCPJP) was not fulfilled, since I had SCJP, and not post-Oracle version. And after they fixed it, that was sometime in end of January, they just told me to wait 4-6 weeks, and still nothing of them. Im probably gonna call them soon, after I get some other things of mine sorted out.
Mikhail Tarassov
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 12, 2002
Posts: 5
Good idea. I see that I have the same problem in CertManager: I also have SCJP and the prerequisites for SCJD is fullfilled but for Oracle Java Developer is not.
Just wrote to Oracle an email to fix it and asked if it can be a cause of the 3+ months grading delay. If I have an answer, I'll post it here.
Mikalai Zaikin
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Here is an example of response from OCP team:


Please note the results for this exam have been announced and the first batch of certificates will be delayed. We are working on this and will revert as soon as these certificates are mailed out.


in previous response they told that certificate was mailed in November 2010

Mikhail Tarassov
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Joined: Aug 12, 2002
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Mikhail Tarassov wrote:Good idea. I see that I have the same problem in CertManager: I also have SCJP and the prerequisites for SCJD is fullfilled but for Oracle Java Developer is not.
Just wrote to Oracle an email to fix it and asked if it can be a cause of the 3+ months grading delay. If I have an answer, I'll post it here.


Finally, I got it. I received an email that I passed the certification just two hours after asking to fix a problem in CertManager. I don't think that this is coincidence, so if anybody has the same problem as me (with long delay), check your CertManager and aks to fix the problems (if any).
 
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