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JQ+ tougher than J@Whiz?

 
Gregory Garrison
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Has anyone actually used both of these exam simulators?
 
sonir shah
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Yes
I have used both
JQ+ is a bit tougher than JWhiz.
I guess u should go for JQ+(according to me).This may help you in the Exams.
Sonir Shah
 
Bibin Antony
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Hi can anyone lend me JQ+ or Whizkid
Originally posted by Gregory Garrison:
Has anyone actually used both of these exam simulators?

 
Jim Hall
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Hello All,
I just purchased both of these packages last week. I have taken five tests on each one. Here is my analysis of these simulators so far.
JWhiz
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Pros
-Nice interface.
-Reports make reviewing answers easy.
-Overall Report shows testing progress.
Cons
-No toughness rating.
-With Quizzes you must wait for the time to run out for the next question. Needs a next button.

JQPlus
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Pros
-Harder questions.
-Provides percentage based on question toughness.
Cons
-Reviewing answers is difficult.
-No overall report.
-Interface is a bit awkward.
Overall, I am happy with both programs. I have not used the features for generating custom tests yet, but they both have this functionality.
As for the level of toughness. JQPlus is definitely harder. After five tests each, my average on JQPlus is 11% lower than with JWhiz.
Both programs could of used a little more time in QA. There are numerous mispellings, transposed letters, missing semicolons, and wrong capitalizations throughout both programs. Many times when I copy the code and compile it, I have to fix a few minor things before it will run. This makes answering some questions difficult when one of the answers is "Will not compile". You have to ask yourself "Are they trying to trick me?" or is it just a typo.
This is my first post to Java Ranch. I hope to become a regular here.
Jim
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Jim Bertorelli
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Paul, you be happy with your s/w and Gregory, Barry, you be happy with JWhiz.
As Jim Hall says, both are good but both can be made better. Now, go code
I have used none and I don't plan on buying any one of these. There so many free questions available and best of all if you go through previous JavaRanch posts, you should be ready to go.

 
Gregory Garrison
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Jim H - you need to run the Customized testing. I think you're running the Quiz. As Jim B said, it really doesn't matter - you either know the stuff or you don't. No exam is going to teach you the concepts with any great depth. The simulators simply allow you to point out your weak spots. You gotta read and program.
 
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Hi all,
I haven't used J@Whiz but used JQ+. JQ+ is cool software. It closely simulates the exam. I agree the questions are a bit hard ones. But the basic point in it being hard is to make u learn.
I had taken the exam recently and I feel that JQ+ is a good tool for u to prepare for the Test. I didn't compeletely do all the tests in the software due to my own constraints and exam deadline. I bought the Exam Voucher and registered for the test on the same day. I felt that I should have started doing the tests in JQ+ much earlier than I did so that I can learn the mistakes. I got 74% for ur info.
As far as I am concerned, the Exam is easy. But it tests your Fundamentals thoroughly. You got to be darn sure about your answer to any particular question.
Thank u JQ+. This doesn't mean that I don't appreciate other product. I equally value the people who are working hard and trying to keepup with their competitors(both JQ+ and J@Whiz).
So please just cut the crap of discussing about the software itself and prepare for the test. I guess if you are willing to spend $150 for SCJP2 then you must be in a position to spend those 20 or 40 bucks extra to make sure you get good %.
No offense.
Best Regards
Chandra!
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"Where there is a Will, there is a Way."
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
 
karim samani
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Originally posted by Jim Hall:
Hello All,
I just purchased both of these packages last week. I have taken five tests on each one. Here is my analysis of these simulators so far.
JWhiz

hey jim hall will u plzz help
can u e-mail me jwhiz plzzz
i just wanna try that plzzzzzzzzz
10x jim
 
Jim Hall
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Karim, You can download a trial from there web site.
And Greg, No I've been taking the basic tests. I was just commenting on how the quiz makes you wait for the time to run out before advancing to the next question. Although you can set it to whatever time (secs) you want, there is no next button.
Both of these programs have helped me a great deal in a very short period of time. I am confident that I will pass the exam now. But I want to score 90+%. I am going to take two mock exams every day until I take the test in 2 weeks.
 
Gregory Garrison
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Good luck! And Karim - it's called copyright infringement - it's against the law! Please show some dignity. Respect others' intellectual property. I've seen your post in this forum way too many times (8 in fact) for the same purpose! Kind of tired of it! You're also placing this site at risk - remember napster?
[This message has been edited by Gregory Garrison (edited December 01, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by Gregory Garrison (edited December 01, 2001).]
 
Gregory Garrison
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Just passed this morning - 83% - 49 out of 59. Just to conclude this conversation: This was a tough exam! 90% of the questions on the exam where about 20%-30% tougher than the most difficult questions in J@Whiz. I did not take an actual J@Whiz simulation exam but performed all of the customized (topic targeted) exams, levels 1,2,3. Just to let all know, no exam simulator is going to teach you the language - just allows you to pick-out your weak points for concentration.
Gregory Garrison - Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform - SCJPToo!
 
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