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am i ready for the exam?

 
Sen Aff
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hello people,

i am scoring an average of 60% on the mock exams on JDiscuss. i
would like to know if this score is good enough to take and pass
the exam?

i would appreciate each and every comment.

thanks.

Sen Aff.
 
Michael Ku
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Do you want to pass the exam or learn the technology? If you want to learn the tech then you are a long way away. If you want to merely pass the exam then you are close.

Are you willing to gamble on your changes?

Think of it like this. If you were having heart surgery, would you want a doctor that scored a 60% on the medical exam?
 
Patrick Beck
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Originally posted by Michael Ku:
Think of it like this. If you were having heart surgery, would you want a doctor that scored a 60% on the medical exam?


hehe, good comparison
I would recommend to read some more WCD-related stuff to finally pass the exam.
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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The best way to find out is to sit the exam and write it.

A bit facetious, I know, but I would say that many, many peole over-prepare. Not to say that is a bad thing, but there does come a time when writing the exam is a good idea.

People alway think that potentially failing a certification exam on the first time is like a scarlet letter they must wear for the rest of their lives. Lots of people fail on the first try. That usually gives them VERY clear direction on where they need more study, and were they can spend less time. It can also show someone how close they are to passing, and be a great motivating factor.

On the other hand, I see plenty of people 'schedule ahead' their exam, and be extremely surprised they passed.

Go and schedule!!!

Best of luck.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
Michael Ku
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Sen, are we answering your question? Have we lost focus on what you were interested in asking?

Please let me know
 
Ken King
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My general philosophy is that if you have to question whether you are ready or not....then you probably are not.

I don't particularly like the "write the exam" as an answer....especially when it is $200 a pop to write it....little expensive.

I'm currently working through the Enthuware mock exams (done three). Failed the first one and averaged around 70% on the last two I did. Still finding some stupid mistakes I am making plus some little tidbits that I didn't know about. At this point, I am figuring out what sections I'm really not sure about...so I know I still have a little way to go.
 
Sen Aff
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thanks a lot people...i appreciate all the comment...
i think i will buy the ethuware software and do more studies.

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Michael Ku
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Sen, good luck. You should consider getting the Head First Servlets and Jsps book. It is fantastic.
 
Sen Aff
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is the pass mark for the enthuware mock 70% ?

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