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Kathy and Bert book Master Exam

 
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Hi everyone,
This is my first post to the forum.
I did the Master Exam that comes on the CD with the Kathy and Bert book, and could just not figure out the following :
1. For answering 65 questions, it gave me only 1.5 hrs. The actual exam is 61 questions, 2 hrs isn't it?
2. So I could not finish several questions, but got around 88% in the ones I answered. But it gave me a score of 723 out of 1000, said 800 is pass and hence failed me.
Pass is 52% isn't it? And what is the logic behind total score of 1000.
Just could not figure out this exam. Any ideas?
I was really looking forward to doing this exam, because going through the book had been such a nice experience. Now, since it says that there are a total of 65 questions available, doing the exam fresh will not be of any meaning, since the questions would be the same.

Thanks a ton, in advance
Vani
 
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Vani -
Here's a link that might help...
https://coderanch.com/t/240457/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/Kathy-SCJP-book
I don't know why Learnkey changed the time limit and the passing rate.
I'd say, give yourself 2 hours and 15 minutes - and then I think the score you get on our mock will be within 5-7 points of the real test. I would predict you'll score a LITTLE better on our test - so if you take our test, give yourself enough time, and get an 88% - I predict you'll get over 80% on the real exam.
We'd really, like to know how you do - we want to make our mocks as realistic as possible!!
The more feedback we get, the more realistic we will make them!
Thanks!
-Bert
 
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Thank you for replying Bert. If I take the closed book exam I can't give myself 2hrs 15mins - because it says time up after 1hr 30mins and does not let me access anything further. So I would have to take the open book exam but it would not be a real test any longer because I have already gone through the questions. So I really can't get to use the included test with the book to see where I stand.
As I said, what I cannot figure out is how this happened - less time and 800 out of 1000 as passing score. Was hoping for some light to be thrown on this. And what does this 1000 mean anyway?
TIA
Vani
 
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I looked at the link you mentioned and it helped. Thanks.
Vani
 
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I've just completed the bonus exam which you can download if you've bought Kathy & Bert's book. It gives you 65 questions and 1.5 hours to complete them in. I scored 73% and I really had to rush because of the extra questions and the 30 fewer minutes than the real exam.
Last week I took Khalid/Mughal's 1.4 mock exam and scored 69% on that.
On Dan Chisholm's exams I'm getting around 70% each time.
Am I ready for the real exam?
Thanks for any feedback!
 
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You are more than ready!
Roger (spoken with the authority of a man who got worse scores than you did but still passed the exam today!)
https://coderanch.com/t/137352/sr/certification/Passed-SCJP-some-lengthy-notes
 
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