Hello Ranchers. I got two emails yesterday night from Oracle Certification Team.
1. I cleared the OCMJEA Certification. Finally, an agony of 11 weeks culminated in a happy ending . For those of you who are waiting - I submitted the assignment on June 7, 2011 and received a confirmation on June 9, 2011 stating that my assignment was sent for grading. It took them 74 days from then on to provide me the results. My heartfelt thanks to Javaranch. The information here is extremely useful for aspirants
2. About a new provision to resubmit without the mandatory training. This provision is only for those who submitted before August 27, 2011 and unfortunately fail.
Hope this second mail helps many people who are aspiring this certification and those who are awaitig the results like me
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.
Just incase if i submit the assignment by Aug 27th and i get email from ORACLE saying that i need to make few correction after Sept 30th . How much time do they usually will give for correction like 1 week or 2 days or how much time usually it will be.
Would the ORACLE will always gives only one chance to correct the assignment or there can be mutiple times. Help would be graetely appreciated
Please note that Aug 27th deadline is not only for submitting your assignment(part-2) but also completing the essay (part-3). According to the mail, if you dont complete part-3 by Aug 27th and in case you receive a failing grade after Sep 30th, you have to take the training for resubmission.
Also I believe there is no such thing as correction, ie., you will either recieve a pass or fail grade and you will have to purchase the resubmission exam again if you get a failing grade.
The mail also states that only one attempt will be given in case you have completed part2 and 3 before Aug 27th and you receive a failing grade. If you fail again then you have to take the training before resubmission.
IMHO, those who are about to complete their assignments, should not really rush for 27th August. It's wise to spend 2 extra weeks and submit quality work. Those who have submitted the assignment (but have not done part 3) should definitely target to do the essay before 27th August.
It all depends on what your priority is. Quality Work or Achieving the Certification. At the end, I believe that the assessors do a fair job in awarding a passing score only for the ones that are deserving. If you complete everything before August 27, you secure yourself a second chance without the mandatory training. Good luck to all aspirants!
Congratulations to all you folks who have now become SCEA/OCMJEA !
I could not meet up the 27th deadline, I could not finalize the solution. Have been working since 3 weeks on it now, still not satisfied with the solution i have come up with...
Guess my dream of becoming an SCEA will remain a dream as I cannot afford to pay for the mandatory training and cannot bank on some company sponsoring me for this since such costly trainings fall in bucket of the most privileged few.
Does the new rule from Oracle folks mean that assignment and essay done by September 1 week will not be graded at all ?
the date today is 2nd of September.what about taking part 1 tomorrow,upload an assignment in 25 September and finally take the essay in 29 of September is it ok with oracle or i exceed the deadline please advice.
hani Ibrahim wrote:the date today is 2nd of September.what about taking part 1 tomorrow,upload an assignment in 25 September and finally take the essay in 29 of September is it ok with oracle or i exceed the deadline please advice.
I cleared my part 1 on Aug 29th. I downloaded my part2 assignment on 1st sep. Planning to upload it by 26th sep and attempt part 3 on sep 28th.Hoping to just squeeze through on first attempt.
If you use UML extensively as part of your daily work, I think it should not be a problem. BTW, Did you clear part 1?