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Have the Java SE Programmer I (OCAJP) scores been released? ( Exam 1Z0_803 )

Tina Smith
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Just read on Oracle's website that the OCJA scores were (probably) released on Feb. 7. My score isn't posted yet though.

http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=41&p_org_id=1001&lang=US&p_exam_id=1Z0_803

OCJA production exam details:
Length: 150 mins
Number Questions: 90
Passing Score: 75%
Price: $US 300
See the above link for details on topics covered.


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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Indeed. And I just noticed on their website that apparently the OCPJP exam has gone live. 90 Questions, 150 minutes and a passing score of 75%. They're not messing around.

I'll see if I can get my score as well.

Oracle OCAJP Exam Page: Looks Like the Exam is Live!

I believe you can get the test scores through Pearson Vue? I just tried to log in through their My Account screen and got a nice little "Service Unavailable" message.

By the way, here's the URL for that page from the Pearson Vue Testing Center. I'm not sure if this is where you find your test scores, but since Oracle hasn't sent me anything back, it might be a good place to check, when the service becomes available that is.

http://www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/schedule/index_en.asp



Hopefully it wasn't a division by zero error when it tried to calculate my percentage score.
Paul Anilprem
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The questions in this exam are not as difficult as in the OCPJP 6 exam and probably that is why they have increased the number of questions and also reduced the time per question.
90 questions in 150 minutes is still brutal though

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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Difficulty is certainly in the eye of the beholder. This exam is certainly aimed at a different experience level than OCPJP, but many people will no doubt find this exam extremely challenging. When I first started learning Java, everything was hard. But now that I have experience, I find I can pick up things very quickly, and even extremely challenging exams like the Master Architect Exam and SpringSource certification exams seem easier in comparison to the first Java exams I ever took. Sometimes now I struggle with selecting the correct answer. When I first started, I often struggled just to know what the question they were asking me meant. There's nothing worse than going into an exam and not even understanding the questions. :P

$9.95? That's pretty affordable.
Paul Anilprem
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Cameron Wallace McKenzie wrote:Difficulty is certainly in the eye of the beholder. This exam is certainly aimed at a different experience level than OCPJP, but many people will no doubt find this exam extremely challenging. When I first started learning Java, everything was hard. But now that I have experience, I find I can pick up things very quickly, and even extremely challenging exams like the Master Architect Exam and SpringSource certification exams seem easier in comparison to the first Java exams I ever took. Sometimes now I struggle with selecting the correct answer. When I first started, I often struggled just to know what the question they were asking me meant. There's nothing worse than going into an exam and not even understanding the questions. :P

$9.95? That's pretty affordable.


You are right. This is tougher than the previous (SE5/SE6) SCJA exam. The old SCJA was entirely in a category of its own, which Oracle doesn't seem to be interested in anymore.

The new exam is more like the SCJP/OCPJP 6 (it is after all named Java Programmer - I Certification) except that the level of the questions is a lot easier than the previous SCJP/OCPJP 6 exam. Increasing the number of questions and reducing the time brings it back to the same toughness level as the previous one though.

The OCP - Java SE 7 Programmer II exam is a real beast in terms of the level of the questions.
Tina Smith
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The Programmer II's not out yet. Are you referring to the upgrade exam from OCJP 6 or earlier? Or just looking at the exam topics?
Paul Anilprem
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Tina Smith wrote:The Programmer II's not out yet. Are you referring to the upgrade exam from OCJP 6 or earlier? Or just looking at the exam topics?


Based on our experiences with the beta of the upgrade exam
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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So, I was able to log into Pearson Vue this morning, after figuring out what my username was (camcke0020 - nice one Pearson Vue. That's really memorable!)



When I logged into MyAccount, and looked at the exam score report, here's what it said: "Your test will be scored when the Beta period has ended."

So, it looks like there are no scores yet.

Tina Smith
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Ran into this page:
Oracle Beta Info Page

The score release dates don't match. This one says Feb 27.
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Gotta love the word "approximate." Since the exam has now gone live, the thought it that the marks would be released sooner rather than later. "Approximately sooner" that is.
Tina Smith
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They changed the other page too. They both say Feb 27 now. Ah well.
Zeeshan Sheikh
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Pearson vue will send an email when exam results are released on the their website.


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Passed :-)
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