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Failed Core Spring Certification with 72%

 
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I just gave the exam 2 hours back, here is what I got after giving the exam

Unofficial Examination Results
Your Score : 72%
Your Grade: Fail

I dont have anything much to say other than that.

I cant decide if I should give it again or not?

Here is what I used for studying.
http://docs.google.com/View?id=df2gchqf_55f7v9sqd8
 
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Hey, champion.

I'm really sorry to hear that. However, I'd say you shouldn't give up. Before giving it another try, review everything again 2 or 3 times. Try to see if there are other materials you can use and study them as well. Spring is certainly a very large framework, and thus its certification isn't easy, so don't feel bad. I'm sure that if you prepare a little bit better, you'll make it next time!
 
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Even 72% is a fail. I guess that should be tough!
 
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yes, 80% is quite high, but that is no reason I should fail. I should be have prepared better.

It is particularly difficult target since there are no mock exams, moreover the questions vary from high level concepts to low level configuration details and Interface names. It is quite difficult to remember the low level details for the vast syllabus which includes Core Spring, Spring-WS, Spring Security.
And I don't think that I took this exam that seriously (I should have considering that I currently program in spring and really enjoy using all the features provided by spring) since I have done loads of technical certifications.

I wont register for the exam anytime soon since I have a few other commitments
 
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Sorry to hear that. So the pass score is quite high.
 
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I'm thinking oif taking this exam.

I'm not experienced in Spring and I'm considering taking the Core Spring Training course.

Is this exam easier if you've had lots of experience with Spring or could it be achieved quite easily without lots of experience, with the above course and relevant training materials?
 
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As long as you understand what is going on it doesnt matter with or without the course.

Since you do not have experience, the only option you have is to take the training and sit for the exam within a month of that.
 
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So you have to take the exam within a month of taking the course? What happens if you miss the deadline?
 
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Sorry I wasnt clear, the one month isnt the deadline.
It is generally advisable to sit for the exam soon (say one month) after that training so that things are fresh in your head.

There could be deadline to sit for the exam after taking the training but I am not aware of it, you are better off contacting springsource for these kinda questions.
 
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You'll get a voucher for the exam when you take the course, which will expire roughly a year later.
 
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Vivek Viswanathan wrote:yes, 80% is quite high, but that is no reason I should fail. I should be have prepared better.
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It is particularly difficult target since there are no mock exams, moreover the questions vary from high level concepts to low level configuration details and Interface names. It is quite difficult to remember the low level details for the vast syllabus which includes Core Spring, Spring-WS, Spring Security.
And I don't think that I took this exam that seriously (I should have considering that I currently program in spring and really enjoy using all the features provided by spring) since I have done loads of technical certifications.

I wont register for the exam anytime soon since I have a few other commitments



Vivek - I found these resources the best on the web for simulating and preparing for the Core Spring Certification - and they are based on the new exam syllabus of version 3.0. They are both on the Skill Guru site.

Core Spring 3.0 Mock Test 1 and Core Spring Mock Test 2
 
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I removed Dan's post from this thread.
He is advertising on a 6 months old post. Is a habit of Dan (see comments on user profile)

This is the second time this comment is posted to this very post. Removed it yesterday.

see also https://coderanch.com/t/501505/Compost-Heap/#2260804
 
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