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I am going to fail: your advice on how to resubmit

oli mueller
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Joined: Feb 13, 2011
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hi folks,

after going through all the hazzle of getting vouchers, fighting through the uncertainties of the Pearson VUE website etc., I finally managed to upload my assignment and i will have my exam tomorrow...

Unfortunately, during the preparation for my exam I noticed a subtle but fatal bug.......i think, the chances that i automatically fail are 99:1.....

Anyway:
(1) What options do I have to finish everything without having to take the 5 day course??
(2) If I fail, can I immediately resubmit ??? If my resubmitted assignment is ok, will I have to do the course???
(3) When is the earliest day, I can resubmit??...I guess, I have to wait a couple of weeks until I get the results of my initial assignment and then I can straightaway resubmit or do I have to wait a certain amount of time??..

Thanks a lot..
Roel De Nijs
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oli mueller wrote:Unfortunately, during the preparation for my exam I noticed a subtle but fatal bug.......i think, the chances that i automatically fail are 99:1.....

Maybe you could tell us what you noticed and we could give an opinion about the chances to fail automatically

you definitely have to wait until your assignment is graded. normally it takes 4-6 weeks after you took essay exam. when you got your grade and you did fail, you'll get your total score, a detailed score per section and eventually a small note why you failed. Then it's back up to you and you'll have to fix the problems/issues in your assignment. When you're done, you wrap things back up, buy a resubmission voucher and you can resubmit your assignment. If you are able to resubmit before August 1, 2011 you don't need to follow the mandatory course; otherwise you'll have to follow it.


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oli mueller
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thanks for your answer,

basically, for the locking i have a hashmap<Integer, Long> - the keys being the record numbers and the values being the lock cookies.....however, in the unlock, delete, update methods I have mixed it up by writing:


the containsKey() should of course have the recNo as a parameter...essentially, the SecurityException will never be thrown...apart from that, thinking about it the whole approach of using containsKey is weird with a few days distance from the thing...not sure, what was riding me...

Is there any time delay between getting the failure notice and getting the details on the failure ???....
With regards to avoiding the course: Is it correct, that the date of the resubmission counts and not the date when the resubmitted assignment has been assessed by Oracle?? I mean, 4-6 weeks from today I should get my results before end of july - if I resubmit immediately, I would still be fine....but if they count the day, when they have finished the assessment of the resubmitted assignment it would be way after 1st august i guess..

cheers...
John Oconnor
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Joined: Jan 12, 2011
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oli mueller wrote:




In this case can throws a IlegalStateException , but your have secure that in front end handle exception in your catch block.
Yes this situation is almost imposible, but a IlegalStateException represent also a ilegal state, also is a cheked exception because not is needed add this how a trhows cluse in your interface. But is bad becuase is a "hidden" exception if you not know well about exceptions handling.



Roel , how is this that from 1st August is mandatory a course for take the OCMJD?!


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Roel De Nijs
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oli mueller wrote:the containsKey() should of course have the recNo as a parameter

Don't know for sure if that will result in failure, so there is still a bit of hope. It would be different if you throw an IllegalStateException when the record a thread tries to lock is already locked (instead of letting the thread wait)

oli mueller wrote:Is there any time delay between getting the failure notice and getting the details on the failure ???....

If you get the failure notification it will be accompanied with the score report, so no time delay

oli mueller wrote:Is it correct, that the date of the resubmission counts and not the date when the resubmitted assignment has been assessed by Oracle?

You have to submit both parts (assignment and essay) before August 1, 2011 to avoid the mandatory course requirement, so I'll guess for resubmitting it would be the same: date of resubmission counts, not the grading
Roel De Nijs
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John Oconnor wrote:Roel , how is this that from 1st August is mandatory a course for take the OCMJD?!

That's the new policy Oracle introduced some time ago. We have created a sticky topic in this forum which might be worth to read if you o not know anything about this requirement
John Oconnor
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You have still hope!

Also review your assignment because the record locking was surely indicate, for my record locking says:


But wait, the OCMJD not is only a part, is all and essay exam.
 
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