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Hi guys..........
I have been studying for the exam for about few months (maybe 2) and when i did the mock exams i got 90%in the javaranch and about 75% in the marcus mock...is that indicative of how i will score in the scpj...can i go and take the test now and expect to pass based on these scores.....please do give me input on this........Thanks a million.
 
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can i go and take the test now and expect to pass
If its just passing ie; 71%, IMO, I think you may be ready.
However you should ask yourself, what was your score on these
tests the first time you took them. Or whats your score on a
test you do now for the first time.
I don't intend to scare you, just sharing my experience. I could
get 90+ in javaranch mock, Marcus Green, RHE, MindQ. I also
scored about 80% in applied reasoning the first time. However
my 90+ scores were when I repeated (some of) the mocks. What
made me go for the exam was on RHE, the first time I got 60
out of 64 qstns and most poeple consider this as the Bible.
I could get 85% in the real exam. So, all I am trying to say is,
your scores are as reliable as the Math.random() method.
Bottomline, depends on the type of qstns you get.
You definetly need to have some margin for unforeseen errors,
which are bound to happen and the worst thing is you don't
get a chance to correct them unlike the mock exams.
If I were you, I would study more before attempting the exam.
All the best.
Regds.
- satya
 
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Ya I have got a friend who scored 97% when he was just scoring 80-85 % in the mock tests.
Best of luck and believe in your self
Bye

Originally posted by Indu:

Hi guys..........
I have been studying for the exam for about few months (maybe 2) and when i did the mock exams i got 90%in the javaranch and about 75% in the marcus mock...is that indicative of how i will score in the scpj...can i go and take the test now and expect to pass based on these scores.....please do give me input on this........Thanks a million.


 
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Hai indu!.
Even I to preparing for Certification.
Best of luck, Do well.

 
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Indu,
The last thing you want to do is to take chances.It is such a thrilling thing to give the xam once and pass it there and then.My own suggestion is that
1.The Javaranch Round Up game is pretty basic and it does test you on the basics that sun will not spare you on, so 90% is oky, but if you may, please aim for the high 90's.
2.In the tests that you are getting around 75%, check to see that the 25% you are missing is not much emphasized on the real test.If it is on those sections that Sun can not miss, then you need to work a little bit more and get at leat 85% and above. What I mean is that if you get 75%, and you know that you are failing in a critical topic like "threads", then you need to do more work. On the other hand, if you see that you are failing on less critical topics likes "Painting", then you can take the gumble.
Good luck,
Herbert.
 
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