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SCJP 5 84%

 
David A. Scott
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Phew!

It's been something of an emotional rollercoaster. I turned up at my test centre this morning only to discover they'd gone out of business the day before!!!

I got back to the office and called Prometric who could not have been more sympathetic and helpful And they booked an appointment at another test centre in the city (Leeds, England).

I did the exam on possibly the worst VDU screen I have used in years and the test centre only supplied a piece of white laminated card and a dry-wipe marker to write on. Seriously if you've have the choice of test centres - avoid this. Especially if you are left-handed!

Anyway my only advice is thus :-

*Don't get too obsessed with mock exam scores - I never scored better than 72% and that was on a (reputedly easier) Whizlabs one.
*If you can even scrape a pass in the K&B Mocks you are probably doing ok. (I actually failed the 2nd K&B one last Saturday!!!)

I think part of my problem with mocks is that I never took them seriously enough - it's difficult for anyone with a full time job (and family) to set aside 3 hours of their spare time to do the exam (uninterrupted) and review all their answers properly.

I'd also tentatively say that the real exam is a little more straightforward than than Whizlabs and a lot more than K&B. A lot of people have said the Marcus Green ones give a good indication of your final mark, unfortunately I didn't pay for his mocks but I did do the question of the day, every day and I think I concur that they are the closest in terms of complexity to the real thing.
 
Paul Anilprem
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Congratulations!!! Good score.
 
anil kuchana
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congratulations..
 
Bert Bates
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Congrats David!

That's a really fine score!

Bert
 
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Congratulations, David !
 
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