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New time limit for OCMJD certification and resubmission (from June 1, 2011)

Roel De Nijs
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1. OCMJD Assignment + Essay

According to the official OCMJD page the time limit to finish this certification has changed:

Duration: 6 months from assignment purchase**
NOTE: BOTH assignment and essay need to be submitted within 6 months of assignment purchase,

**Beginning June 1, candidates will have 6 months in which to complete and submit their assignments, and complete their essays. This change will facilitate future improvements in assignment updates. The deadline change does not affect candidates who purchased their assignments prior to June 1, these remain a 1-year deadline.

All work submitted by you in completing the test including test answers, assignments solutions, graphics, are entirely your own original work. You will neither; (a) provide or accept assistance; nor (b) use any materials not created by yourself, in attempting to satisfy the certification requirements.



2. OCMJD Assignment Resubmission

According to the official OCMJD Resubmission page you only have 30 days from notification of failure to resubmit your assignment:

Duration: 30 days from notification that first submission was failed. Resubmission will not be accepted more than 30 days after notification of failed status.


3. My comments

I don't think (1) is a really big issue for the guys (and girls) who are currently working on this certification, because everybody (even those who purchased their assignment before June 1, 2011) tries to submit before August October 1, 2011 so you don't have to take the mandatory course
(2) could already have been changed in the past, I really don't know. An assignment failure and thus having to resubmit is very unlikely when you use this forum as a resource for all your questions and doubts. I can only think of 2-3 persons who had to resubmit in more than 2,5 years I'm closely following this forum. So again not a big deal, just mentioning.

Finally I hope Oracle will stop making changes for some time to this certification, so we will be able to update our ScjdFaq accordingly, without having to be afraid that the following day the changes are not up-to-date anymore because Oracle changed somethng else again

[edit] Oracle changed the policy (once again), so no you'll have until October 1, 2011 to finish your assignment without having to take the mandatory course.


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Jonathan Elkharrat
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
I don't think (1) is a really big issue for the guys (and girls) who are currently working on this certification, because everybody (even those who purchased their assignment before June 1, 2011) tries to submit before August 1, 2011 so you don't have to take the mandatory course


the official date has changed to October 1, 2011... (oh my god, just noticed it's also my birthday )


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Roel De Nijs
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I updated the OP
Ausan Abdulhabib
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Hi Roel,

If I purchase now and submit my assignment before 01-Oct-2011, so I can avoid the mandatory course. Correct my if I am wrong.

Thanks for your help


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Roel De Nijs
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Yes, you can. But if you need to resubmit, you'll have to take the mandatory course. If you want be able to resubmit before October 1, you'll need to submit in August (you'll need to take 4-6 weeks into account for grading your assignment)
Peter Loane
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Joined: Apr 11, 2011
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A quick question
If you have 6 months to submit an assignment downloaded on 1 June
would you not have until 1 December rather than 1 October mentioned here to submit it by ?

Or is this just an older entry

Good news either way for me as I downloaded before 1 June but was rushing to meet the old 1 Aug deadline
Note to self: check for Oracles everchanging mood re dates :-))

Peter
Roel De Nijs
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Peter,

You'll have 6 months to submit your assignment, but submitting after October 1, 2011 will result in having to take a mandatory course requirement. So if you want to avoid this (rather expensive) requirement, you have to submit (and take the essay exam) before October 1, 2011.

Kind regards,
Roel
Peter Loane
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Joined: Apr 11, 2011
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Thanks
I had a longer look at Oracle pages here which details the extension.
Good news either way 2 extra months as I was getting tight for time

Peter
Ulrich Cech
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Joined: Dec 16, 2009
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One question to the top-experienced ;-):
Is it possible to start now the SCJD and end to mid september (I would like to finish before to not have to take this stupid course after the 1st of october).

Thanks in advance,
ULrich

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Roel De Nijs
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That will depend on your experience and the time you can spend on this assignment, but it certainly could be done in less than a month.
Cristiano Sganzerla
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Hi, can anyone explain me one thing.

I got the old scjd (Bodgitt and Scarper, LLC., 2.3.2) and till now didnt submit my program. I even didnt pay for the second part of the exam.

I had the information that the software should be submitted at most 18 months after the new java release. Is this true yet?

Did i lose the certification?

I got the instruction in 11 may 2010


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Roel De Nijs
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Cristiano Sganzerla wrote:I had the information that the software should be submitted at most 18 months after the new java release. Is this true yet?

If I'm not mistaken you had to submit within 1 year (having a 1 year time limit). The 18 months you are referring to, comes from this part of the instructions "You may develop your code using any implementation of the Java 2 platform, but the submission that you return must have been tested and shown to work under a production (not development) version of the Sun Microsystems' Java 2 platform and that platform must not have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months by the time you make your submission." and thus has nothing to do with submitting your assignment.

I'm pretty sure you'll have to buy a new voucher to be able to submit your assignment, because the one you have has expired. But you might send a mail to oracle (using developer-submit_US@oracle.com) and ask what you have to do to continue your certification.

Good luck!
 
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