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Mock Exams in comparison to real exam

 
Rob Jago
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Hello
I have been preparing for the SCEA part I for a while now and starting to ramp up for the writing the exam. However, I am trying to determine where I stand. I am getting marks ranging from 60 % to 85 % on the limited number of mock exams. Of the mock exams available ( I have the list below, is there any more?), which ones are closer in detail and level to the real exam than the others.
Thank you.
Rob.
list of mock exams that I know about.
http://www.stormpages.com/jnagal/mock.html
http://www.jaworski.com/java/certification/
http://www.javacoding.net/links/index.html
http://www.moelholm.com/
http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/Quizzes/ejb/
http://prasks.webahn.com/architect/mockExam/exam.html
http://certification.about.com/library/quiz/java/blscea_intro.htm
http://users.cybercity.dk/~dsl38256/app/mock/
http://prasks.webahn.com/architect/mockExam/exam.html
http://www.ianswebpage.com/cert/scea/mock.php
and the one from IBM cert tool.
 
Richard Carr
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You found a couple more mocks than I did.
I took the P1 exam last Wed (9th April 03). The
mocks were very useful for finding gaps in my
knowledge, but not a good indicator of my final
score.
My mock scores in the week before I took the exam varied from 67% to 88%. But by that time most of my 'errors' were actually errors in the mocks, or due to ambiguities/lack of clarity.
Not everything is crystal clear in the real exam,
but it's much better. I ended up with 93%.
I seem to remember a similar situation a couple
of years ago when I took the Programmer exam.
Still I'm very grateful the mocks are out there. We can't expect the authors of mocks to spend as much time proofing questions as I hope Sun does.
Note also that some of the mocks are much better than others.
Good luck,
 
Rob Jago
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Thank you for your Richard.
Your answer gives me a vote of confidence, as I have been ranging from 60% to 80% as well. And yes, some of the questions are ambigious and confusing, which does make it harder to understand how close you are.
I will continue to study some more, but after just purchasing my voucher, I will go for the exam next week, as I am at the point of too much studying I think and the focus isn't there. So one week of intense stuff and I am ready to go.
thanks again for your answer.
Rob
 
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