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Has anyone else noticed a problem with this Whizlab package? I think several of the questions have the wrong answer.
I have written the whizlabs on those questions, but usually I do not get a response. Occassionally they do say that they are forwarding my mail off to thier exam team, yet I hear nothing back and the exam is never updated.
Hopefully someone from Whizlabs will read this. If people say you need a better explanation of the answer for some question. Please expand the explanation. that is what scroll bars are for.
I had the same impression, that some of the questions had problems. I even wrote to Whizlabs with my own errata, and all I got in return was a mail saying that this is looked into. This happened for almost every test I used. However, nothing has changed in any of the questions (I had a chance to look into some of them half a year later as one of my friends was using it), and I never got anything else in reply. That's why I switched to Enthuware. Now, the guys there are pros - they take your comments, check them out, and if it really is an issue with the question, they fix it and you can download updates almost instantly! They even read your comments, and if the question is not wrong, but you point out how it could be made clearer, they also consider it and possibly change the question / options slightly. Also, Enthuware support people is active on the forums, which is also very nice.
Note, I am not associated with Enthuware in any way, I am just really impressed how quickly they respond, and I am also pissed off with Whizlabs (and Javabeat, for the matter, don't use it, it puts you in doubt instead of clearing things up).
Haven't used Javabeat for SCBCD, used it for SCJP5 and 6 (additional set) and it was totally confusing, and I also sent them my fixes, and never got a response or a change in their notes / questions / answers, so I never used it again. But, this is my opinion, others may not agree of course. And yes, it is quite cheap, but it is not the price that should be the main reason why you buy exam preparation kits.