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Question about percentage (again)

 
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Just passed the exam with an unimpressive score (83%). Would you say that putting the score on my resume is detrimental? It's not wonderful, but I certainly wouldn't want an employer thinking I just barely scraped by with a 52%. Thanks for your input.
 
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That's a question that I'm interested about too.
Maybe some people here can share some real life experiences on how getting the SCJP certification has improved their career. And if getting a high score really makes a difference with employers.
[ July 08, 2003: Message edited by: bennido kool kat ]
 
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If there is no way for anyone to prove exactly what score you got, as I've heard it is not mentioned on your certificate, then an employer would never know if anyone was lying or telling the truth about there score. Not that I'm suggesting you lie, but just something to think about as I'm sure some people have lied about their scores (strictly those who are not members of JavaRanch of course).
Yes, I don't have much faith in mankind, but who can blame me with a new war breaking out everyday?
 
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M Huang,
83 is a nice score to put on the resume if you wish to do so, my suggestion would be not to over emphasize it (bold it or put in color ..) as this may back fire your application as people out there could hold different opionion regarding value of SCJP.
Congratulations on the achievement & welcome to SCJP pool.
 
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JavaRanch is a pretty elite environment - there are many, mant experts here! At JavaRanch 83% may not seem that special, but out in the general population it is a wonderful score.
That being said, I'd resist employers who try to coerce you into revealing your score, just on general principles - I'd say that even if you got 100%.
 
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Sun feels that you are competent in SCJP if you score above the minimum marks.
Programming in any language does not so much depend upon your understanding of the language syntax as upon your logical and analytical brains.
So Sun says OK if you pass atleast with this minimum % you are ready to program with java.
So what does the % indicate? That you are an excellent programmer if you get 100% and not so excellent programmer if you get 52%? No sir,it simply indicates how you answered in the exam.
So would you hire a person as a programmer because his SCJP score is higher than the other?
What happens if we start programming in another language?And what if the person scored 100% two years back( remember SCJP score is valid only for two years!)?
SCJP score,over the minimum, is only for self satisfaction.You can jump with joy that you met minimum requirements or sulk because you could not get 100% when you actually scored 95%.
The choice is yours.( and your employer if he/she happened to have scored 100% in scjp )
 
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