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Bad Luck strike me again, this time in the real TEST!!

 
calvin zhu
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I just took the test this morning in Computek.
Guess what? This test center's computer has problem with the
drag & drop questions!
So there are total 6~7 drag & drop questions. They all have display problems, ( The symptom is like resolution too low, but I have nowhere to change it). So for most of these questions, I can only see part of the questions, names, descriptions and answers. Luckily I can still guess the questions base on the knowledge.
The worst thing is for 2 EJB_QL questions, I couldn't see a single answer! They have more than 10 small blue answers to be picked from, but for me, all the answers are just blue boxes without any words!!!
I called the reception in the test center, she said it's something wrong with the software, and there was nothing she can do except file a report. And if I failed, they might be able to talk to Prometric to reschedule the test.
So I wasted 5 minutes on describing this tragedy, probably another 5 minutes to calm down, so I can continue.
Anyway, I passed the test with a score 88. My EJB_QL part is only 40% thanks to the problem. Though I'm happy about passing the test, I'm still mad about why the test center still have these kind of problem? After the real test is being on for more than 4 months.
The test center address is in Toronto,
801 York Mills Road, Suite 200
So people in Toronto, maybe you should think again before going to this one.
 
Vishwa Kumba
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Congratulations!
With all these problems you still managed to get a good score
A lot of poeple have reported on the drap & drop questions, I hope SUN does something about it.....
 
james edwin
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Congrats....
James
Moving towards SCBCD...Hope to get soon
 
Jayant Kulkarni
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Ohh..good score despite facing so many problems...
Congrates...
Can you guide us on the preparation and mocks?
That would be great help.
Thanks,
Jayant
 
calvin zhu
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Thanks, guys.
Hi Jayant, basicly I only use Java Ranch for my preparation.
I read the specification twice, read all the posts for the past 4 months.(Those are posts after the beta test.)
And I also used the softSCBCD mock test. I don't have enough time, just did 4 of them.
I think softSCBCD is pretty good, maybe a little more difficult than the real one. In the real test, the questions are more straightforward.
That's it.
Sorry, Kathy. I didn't even buy your book. The reason is I never depend on any particular book before in other certification. So I told myself in the begining, "just read the spec and you will learn everything." It took me almost 2 months to read the specification twice during my free time. Then after that, I found some beta chapters of Kathy's book. After I read those chapters, I really regret the time I spent on the spec......The book's chapters seems more interested and much easier to understand. But it was already too late for me, since I almost all set for the test.
So, I still highly recommend Kathy's HFB though I didn't use it. Because I believe you can really save lots of time by reading that instead of specification.
[ January 29, 2004: Message edited by: calvin zhu ]
 
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