I took the SCJA 7 last December (2011). Actually I didn't realize it was a beta exam at that time. One of the problems featured a reference to an undeclared variable, which would result in compiler error, but there was no "Does not compile" choice among the multiple choices. I thought it was strange that a problem would have a mistake in it. Now I know why.
I remember reading somewhere that you can find out your score on the test as soon as you complete it, but that was not the case. Maybe because it was a beta exam?
So I haven't found out my score yet and I don't know whether I passed or not. Isn't Oracle supposed to mail the result to my house? I'm still waiting. I tried to find out my score online, but I don't know how. Since this is a beta exam, does it even count? That is, is there any way to prove to someone that I know my java?
I too have been anxious to see how I scored. Seeing that I wrote the certification guide for the last one, and am rewriting it for OCAJP7, I'm hoping I did well. I believe the exam officially closed on the last week of December, and they suggest 11 weeks of deciding which questions should count and which questions should be removed. They can't really provide a final score until all of that is considered and agreed upon.
I keep watching the OCAJP7 page to see when the posted number of questions and passing score is no longer TBD. Once they've got that information determined, we should be seeing an email from Oracle or the testing site telling us how we did.
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Thank you. I'm looking forward to finding out the result. I just hope that the ones they decide to remove are the ones I got wrong.
Actually, in preparation for the exam, I read your book, Mr. McKenzie. It was very interesting (well, for someone who is interested in java). However, there were tons of errors in spelling, etc. Like the java-complaint server (should be java-compliant server). I just found one mistake in the programming. In the book there is an example of do-while like this:
I tried it in a program but it didn't compile because I didn't have a semicolon after the while(aCondition) part.
Good book though! Keep up the good work!