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Patricia Anderson
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After 4 weeks or so of reviewing I finally am sun certified.
RHE was my bible. Mughal was my dictionary. Brogden was my easy to carry-around book. RHE is sufficient to pass the exam --but you need to take a lot of mock exams.
I took over 20 mock exams. JQplus was excellent. I think the Mughal exam was overrated -- it is not that difficult. RHE, Brogden and Marcus were also good.
My advice for those taking the exam:
1) Relax. Panic will do you no good. My first five questions were very difficult -- and i did panic for the first 10 minutes. I thought i was going to fail. Don't do what i did. Learn to stay cool.
2) Double check. After answering all 59 questions -- do go back and review your answers. I found five wrong answers when i went back to check. I completed the exam in 75minutes -- which left me 45 minutes for review.
3)Be prepared for some noise. The testing center was not sound proof. Although I was not distracted by this, I think you guys ought to know.

 
Vanitha Sugumaran
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Congratulations Patricia Thanks for sharing your experience.
Vanitha.
 
Thomas Paul
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Definitely spend time checking your answers. That is very good advice. Don't worry about the time. 2 hours is a lot of time for 59 questions.
 
Jane Griscti
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Congratulations Patricia
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Jane Griscti
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Guy Allard
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Particia - Congrats on the pass!
Just wanted to say that the noise level will depend on the particular testing center.
I took/passed SCJP2 in Allentown PA. It was absolutelty silent, as I was the only tester in the place.
Silence can also be disconcerting.
Regards, Guy
 
Percy Densmore
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Congratulations, Patricia!
I too had a noisy experience at my testing center. They were renovating in the next room and I failed the exam. I shall warn them the next time.
Percy
 
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