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Had written to Oracle to confirm the deadline for re-take of part 2 & 3. Just wanted to confirm. Respone from Oracle below
Thank you for writing to Oracle Certification Program.
Yes, if you do not pass the Assignment before 01 Aug 2011 and you have to resubmit then you will have to complete the Mandatory course after01 Aug 2011.
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This quite confusing: "Yes, if you do not pass the Assignment before 01 Aug 2011 and you have to resubmit then you will have to complete the Mandatory course after 01 Aug 2011." From what I remember in the previous threads on this forum, one doesn't have to attend the course if the assignment will be submitted before 01 Aug 2011. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I think this means as long as you submit it before 1st August then you don't have to take the training course but if you fail it and have to resubmit after 1st August then you will have to take the course, if you resubmit before 1st August then you don't.
I was under the impression you can't fail part 3 as it just asks questions on the decisions you made in your design - can you fail to answer a question correctly like "What patterns did you use and why?". Maybe if you didn't write anything for any of the questions but that would be dumb....
Joined: May 12, 2011
Yes we all will definitely reply all answers but its not necessary that those answers will be correct, example being someone answers that he used Singleton pattern for separation of concerns or he used Servlets for managing transactions, although these are dumb answers anything is possible, otherwise they would not have kept part 3 as a part of grading and a minimum passing mark for this subcategory.
is there a minimum passing mark for part 3? My assignment makes no mention of minimum marks for part 3 just that it carries some marks...below is what my assignment said:
The marking for this assignment is described below. You will receive a single score for parts 2 and 3 of the exam.
Below are the sections of the assignment and points available per section. Minimum score to pass the exam is 114. We will only post a pass or fail. If you fail, we will let you know which sections need improvement so you do not have to focus on all sections with your re-submission.
Component Diagram = 40
Class Diagram = 40
Deployment Diagram = 24
Interaction Diagrams = 16
Risk & Mitigation List = 16
Part 3 Short Answer = 24
Total = 160
Joined: May 12, 2011
Well, i think they have an internal figure for passing each subcategory here which they decide based on Beta assignments like the one we are talking above. I got my beta assignment with last page grading details as below:
Points / Minimum Pass
Component Diagram 40 / 26
Class Diagram 40 / 26
Deployment Diagram 24 / 17
Interaction Diagrams 16 / 0
Risk & Mitigation List 16 / 0
Part 3 Short Answer 24 / 17
Joined: May 12, 2011
Also with this text:
Marking The tentative marking for this beta is described below. The markings will be finalized based on the
results of the beta. You will receive a single score for parts 2 and 3.
Below are the sections of the assignment and points available per section with a minimum score per
section if it is a required section to pass. Minimum score to pass the exam, if passing required
sections, is 114 (tentatively set). If a person fails any of the required sections Component, Class,
Deployment or Question, then it is an automatic failure regardless of the final score. We will only
post a pass or fail. If you fail, we will let you know which sections need improvement in order to pass
so you do not have to focus on all sections with your re-submission.
They must have changed it...still not sure how you grade part 3 though..all the questions I had on part 3 were along the lines of "What did you do in your assignment to address...xyz" or "What would you recommend if xyz happened"
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