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Is this exam that easy?

 
uday ogra
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today i gave my scwcd exam and got 90%....but i am not happy..you all will be wondering why........i had sum [name of company breaking law removed] or actual test pdf...n you know what i got 68 out of 69 questions as it is from them(most of the questions in the pdfs had pending answers...that's why got some questions wrong) ......is this exam so fake....i am very much surprised....whats the importance of a test when its so easy to clear it and when you know in advance whats going to cum in d exam.....i would have been a much satisfied person had i got well deserved 65 or 70% in dis exam (without any questions from those pdfs) rather than getting 90% in such a way......
i need comments from senior guys why these dumps are so easily available...are people at SUN aware of it.....i was expecting 30 to 40% from those dumps but not 98.55%.....though I had prepared for dis test for just 20 days but I was confident of scoring atleast 70% without those pdfs....but now i will just get the feeling as if i passed the test just because of those pdfs.....

[Andrew: removed name of company that deliberately breaks the law]
[ July 09, 2007: Message edited by: Andrew Monkhouse ]
 
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Anyways, you cleared SCWCD. Congrats!
 
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Uday, I understand your frustation, but why did you use pdfs called "actual test" ?? Anybody can imagine the content. Did you see it listed at the SCWCD Links page ? No. I hope you have learned about Servlets and JSP, as if you'd not have used those illegal materials. Thank you for honestly sharing your experience.
 
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Uday,

To me, the question is really: what do you hope to get out of taking this certification?

If all a candidate wants is to add another certification to their list of certifications, then there are certainly ways to cheat the system. However, as far as I can tell, this is a pointless exercise, since any decent company will test prospective employees on your knowledge before giving them job, and if all they did was cheat, then they will not pass the employer's entrance exam, and will not get a job. And even if they somehow land a job with a company that did not do due-diligence, not only will they be unable to handle the job, but it is reasonable to assume that their fellow employees will either have a similar lack of skills, or will have no patience for supposedly skilled co-workers who know nothing.

However, if a candidate wants to learn the material for the certification, then why even look at illegal dumps of questions?

Regards, Andrew

P.S. In future, please use real words:
  • sum - did you really mean addition?
  • n - no such word
  • cum - plus
  • d - no such word
  • dis - no such word

  • Since you said:
    i need comments from senior guys ...
    I assume you want people to take the time to read your post and answer it - they are far more likely to take that time if they are not spending all their time trying to decipher what you are writing.
     
    uday ogr
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    @all

    Sorry for the inconvenience.
    But that all was an honest post from me.Whatever I was feeling I wrote it down.
    I could have written that I am very glad to clear this certification with flying colors due to my sheer diligence.
    And seriously speaking i dint know that those pdfs are illegal.I took them like other mock papers only.
    And I am very much satisfied with this exam as it has improved all my concepts regarding this subject and yesterday only I got into a new handsome project just because of this certification.
    And the point i was trying to make was that can't we intimate the people at SUN about all these illegal materials so that they can take some action by either changing the set of questions or may be by increasing the number of questions in their database.
     
    Christophe Verré
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    uday,

    I'm quoting Bert Bates, author of the Head First series, that I found on a different thread:

    1 - Sun attempts to track down and shut down anyone who is distributing real exam questions.
    2 - Creating and equitably administering these exams on a worldwide basis is an expensive undertaking, this is not a huge profit center for Sun.


    You can understand that it is difficult to get rid of all the nuisance.
    By the way, which book did you use ?
     
    Marc Peabody
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    Originally posted by uday ogra:
    i was expecting 30 to 40% from those dumps but not 98.55%.....

    So you were expecting that the illegal material would only help you cheat a little and you're surprised that it helped you cheat a lot?

    We had a thread here much like yours about a month ago. It's a shame you missed it otherwise you could have learned from the mistake. I hope others will make the connection of "i am not happy" and that it's because an illegal dump was used.
     
    uday ogra
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    @Christophe

    Well i read only hanumanth deshmukh. Though i will not commit this mistake again. Couldn't afford to buy head first...was running out of money.....

    @Marc

    Well by 30% i never meant i was expecting an exact replication of the questions.I was expecting something of similar types.Even in the hell i would never had imagined that. That came like a huge surprise.Even in the scjp certification i dint find any illegal material of that kind, so howcome i could have expected this time.I treated them just like other mocks. But I think i have committed a huge mistake of admitting some harsh reality

    Any ways leave all that.Now i am going to give my SCBCD 1.3 exam within one month and I am determined i will not be going through any kind of illegal stuff.Can anybody suggest me the right book.I have already completed 6 chapters from deshmukh but i am not confidant whether it is the right book or not.
     
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    Can anybody suggest me the right book.I have already completed 6 chapters from deshmukh but i am not confidant whether it is the right book or not.

    Manning's book for SCBCD is said to be good. Lots of ranchers use either Head First EJB, or Manning's study kit. Good luck.
     
    uday ogra
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    Thanks Christophe
     
    Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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