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Hi,
I have been studying "The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide" by Roberts, Heller, and Ernest. When I took the test I got 54 out of 59. I felt like I was prepared for the exam. I also went out to the Marcus Green website and did just as well. I found out about JQ+ so I figured i would take that quiz as well, but I didn't do so well. sort of busted my ego.
I was wondering if it was necessary to use JQ+. I heard in previous discusions that there was more information in there than needed. I don't have a problem knowing more info, but I don't want to for the test. My poor little brain only holds soo much
Could someone give me some suggestions. I felt very well prepared until I stumbled on JQ+. I'm sure JQ+ is great, but I want the essentials for this certification test.
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Ryan
 
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JavaNut,
I would definitely try and take some more mock tests just to make sure. Here is a list of free mocks available on the net: http://www.javaranch.com/maha/_Mock_Exams/_mock_exams.html
Moreover, I'd like you to read the Javaranch Naming Policy and change your publicly displayed name to comply with our unique rule. Thank you.
 
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Valentin,
Thanks for the info. I didn't mean to not follow the only rule here. By your reply I take it you unfamiliar with the JQ+ exam?
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Ryan
 
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Thanks for the info. I didn't mean to not follow the only rule here.
No problem
By your reply I take it you unfamiliar with the JQ+ exam?
Not at all, I'm very familiar with it. JQ+ is more difficult than the real exam. Thus, you may score lower in JQ+ than in the real exam. JQ+ is not free but it is an extremely good tool for learning SCJP. It has more than 700 questions and the tool provides some test customization features that help you focus on the right topic anytime. Definitely one of the best mock engine on the market which is worth the 20 bucks.
[ April 16, 2002: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]
 
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I'd just take the average of the two and if you feel comfortable with that score, go for it. Chances are even if the test is just like JQ+, you'll score higher because you'll "really" be paying attention. Im scoring 60's in jq++ and scored high 80's on the marcus tests first time I took them. I'm giving myself two weeks, then I'm taking the test no matter what!
 
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haha.. jq++... I need a break..
 
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Joshua,
Thanks for the message. Don't you just wonder if all this studying is rotting your brian....Errr, I mean brain
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