We wish to inform you that there has been a recent delay in the grading of assignments. This delay could add 3-4 weeks to the grading time. We apologize for this delay and are working diligently to shorten the wait time as much as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Oracle Certification Program
I am not sure if anybody has the same reply.
Joined: Jun 01, 2011
I mailed to oracle several days ago and they replied me : We wish to inform you that there has been a recent delay in the grading of assignments. This delay could add 2-3 weeks to the grading time. We apologize for this delay and ...
Actually, for me, I've gained the most important thing in the course of the exam; knowledge, and I've moved on to learning some other cool new technologies. What I'm just waiting for is the thingy to add to my CV (OCM looks pretty on a CV I guess). Then I get a well deserved pat on the back by my boss. But seriously for me, its all about knowledge.
Joined: May 20, 2011
It took me 3 months to do the assignment including revision, but took me around half a month sending & waiting on e-mails to & from Oracle about the exam, they kept changing things. Then when I took the essay the timer did not appear on the screen! So I'm worried that something else will go wrong now. I thought if I failed I'd get a chance to re-submit but if it's taking 13 weeks for people to get results I won't be able to as I'm not paying for the mandatory course
Today I received an email from Oracle. (I did the essay exam on June 29th.)
This email is to inform you that there has been a delay in grading assignments and essays. At this time, you may have been awaiting your results for more than four weeks. Please know that we are working diligently with the grading team to clear the backlog as quickly as possible. A bigger concern for you is probably the upcoming training requirement for your Java Master certification. We can assure you that should you receive a failing grade on your assignment, we will allow you time to resubmit and become certified should you pass, without completing the training requirement even if you receive your grade after the September 30 deadline. The exceptions outlined below will be allowed.
Candidate submits Assignment and Essay (and has completed any other required exams) by August 27, 2011 and receives a passing grade after September 30, 2011 This candidate will receive the certification without completing the training requirement
Candidate submits Assignment and Essay (and has completed any other required exams) by August 27, 2011 and receives a failing grade after September 30, 2011 This candidate will be given the opportunity to resubmit the assignment and essay within a prescribed time period. Should the candidate pass on the second attempt, he will receive the certification without completing the training requirement. Should he fail on the 2nd attempt, training will be required for certification based on subsequent attempts.
S. Thakker wrote:What about if you submit during september and pass??
I actually don't see the problem here. I believe it was said that you had to submit by August 27 to be guaranteed you could resubmit your assignment (if you fail) before October 1 (and thus not have to fulfill the mandatory course requirement). But due to the big amount of assignments they get, they can't handle the load and meet their deadline, so they are simply extending it.
If you submit in September and pass you'll get the certificate, so that's not a problem at all. If you submit in September and fail, then you'll need to follow one of the mandatory courses.