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Gang Hong
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I am bit worried. I am continously getting 75 - 80% in all the mock exams. Can I go and appear for the exam.
Please advise
Thanks
Gang
 
Dominic Steng�rd
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Hello Gang Hong!
Well what can I say. That question is pretty tough to answer as the questions are all drafted from a huge pool. This means that some people could get a really hard exam, while other might have a slightly easier one.
Last week I took the exam and passed. I had completed 5 mock exams before I went for the "real thing", and I scored between 75 - 85% and my score from the SCJP exam was in the same range. I have been programming Java for the last 9 months and I put in loads of time studying.
You have to decide for yourself, if you honestly feel you have put in all the effort you can, go for it and if you don't pass on the first time go back home and study on the parts you felt not so sure about. From what I hear most people don't pass on the first time anyway. But if you have done your homework, I am sure you will make it!
Good Luck and May the force be with you!
Regards
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Dominic Steng�rd
Sun Certified Java Programmer
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[This message has been edited by Dominic Steng�rd (edited February 05, 2001).]
 
Jyotsna Clarkin
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Maybe you should use the mock tests as a learning tool now.
Have you studied (at least once) all the topics in the syllabus?
Are you following a certification guide ?
Which (and how many mock exams) have you attempted?
Are you attempting them in genuine testing conditions (ie a time limit & without consulting any books or notes) ?
Can you identify areas of weakness- where you consistently make mistakes? Review these topics thoroughly.
Are you proficient in reading/understanding long code?
If you are making mistakes from all or many areas, I suggest you do an objective-wise review (use RHE or Marcus Green's tutorial).
I think it is important for YOU to be able assess your own strength based on your effort & your performance.
Having said all that - I wish you the very best.
regards,
Jyotsna
 
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