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Confused about starting the cert

Zenon Trolejbus
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 14, 2011
Posts: 3
Hi, my first post here. I did SJCP and I want to start developer exam, I tried to read all info, but I'm still very confused. Thru all that transition Prometric-> Pearson VUE, extra ~2000 euro after 1 august, vouchers and the rest I'm in the point I dont know where to even start now. So please, could someone explain to me, what's the path now? And should I even start it now(with lets say 2 optimistic weeks to make the code) can I fit before 1 Aug with all waiting periods in between.
Thank you
Dennis Grimbergen
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 04, 2009
Posts: 140

I wish I could be more optimistic, but 2 weeks is too short. Even an experienced developer will face the fact that he has a lot of work to do. Design the application. Implement all required MUST thingies. Document all made choices. Write javadoc comments. Write a manual.

Furthermore, write JUnit tests (or something similar), test on other pc's / OS.

And we all know when we say "I'm almost finished....just need to do this and that"...and then we end up being busy for another 2-5 days.

One final note: if you're really good and you have detailed knowledge about everything you need to do (because you followed these topics for a long time), well then maybe....
man..14 days is still a short time.

If you have a wife/girlfriend (=cool) and a full time job (=also cool)...well then this assignment would take too much time (=not cool).

Whatever you decision might be: good luck.
This forum contains a lot of information about this exam.


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Zenon Trolejbus
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 14, 2011
Posts: 3
Yes, I belive 2 weeks is highly optimistic, tho its still 6 weeks till 1 Aug But thats not the problem for me, problem is, like you said this forum contains a lot of information about this exam, thing is right now in the middle of changing rules its too much information for me. I simply dont know where to start now
Roel De Nijs
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Joined: Jul 19, 2004
Posts: 5139
    
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If you can dedicate yourself for 2 weeks exclusively on the assignment (that's 10-12 hours a day working on it), you might be able to pull it off in 2 weeks.

Where to start now? If you decided to take this certification, just make a web account on pearson vue, purchase the assignment and then download it and you're able to start. When you are finished, submit the assignment and then you're able to purchase and schedule the essay exam.

Good luck!


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David Byron
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Joined: Jan 20, 2009
Posts: 171

Note also the rumor (not yet confirmed on the Oracle cert website) that the 01 August deadline to avoid the training requirement may be bumped to 01 October.


SCJD 6, OCPJP7, Baroque Potion, G+
Zenon Trolejbus
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 14, 2011
Posts: 3
Muchos gracias, that explains everything.

meanwhile i looked into my mail:

Effective June 1, 2011, Java, Oracle Solaris, MySQL, and NetBeans certification exams will be offered exclusively through a new test delivery partner — Pearson VUE — and will no longer be available through Prometric.

+ If you are currently following a certification path and are planning to take an exam on/after June 1: Registration will begin at Pearson VUE on May 16, 2011 for all scheduled exams on or after June 1. Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle on or after May 16 to create a new web account and get started.
+ If you are currently registered to take an exam with Prometric or planning to take an exam before June 1: You can continue to register at Prometric through May 23, 2011 (walk-in registrations will be permitted through May 31, 2011), but you must complete your exam by May 31, 2011.
+ If you currently have a Sun or Oracle exam voucher or exam retake voucher: All vouchers will still be valid through their original expiration date and will be redeemable with Pearson VUE starting on May 16, 2011

MOOOO!

Joao Sov
Greenhorn

Joined: May 09, 2011
Posts: 9
David Byron wrote:Note also the rumor (not yet confirmed on the Oracle cert website) that the 01 August deadline to avoid the training requirement may be bumped to 01 October.


Where did you hear this rumors? It was really nice if this rumor is confirmed. If you can unveil more about this subject I would thank you.
David Byron
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Joined: Jan 20, 2009
Posts: 171

Joao Sov wrote:Where did you hear this rumors? It was really nice if this rumor is confirmed. If you can unveil more about this subject I would thank you.

Right over here.
 
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