most closely resembles the real Programmer exam? I mean the level of difficulty. I tried Marcus Green's exam, MasterExam from the CD that comes with the Book (K&B) and javacertificate.com exams... And I am confused as to what should be my banchmark. :roll: Please help!
If I get ur question right...I think most mock exams have the same level of difficulty as the actual exam. As u know, the exam 310-035 is like an upgrade of 310-025 which is more common. So u might find mock exams fashioned after the earlier exam(025).
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Hi, Crusty! I found the exams that I took to be of a different difficulty level. Javacertificate.com exams were much easier than Marcus Green exams for example. Any other opinions?
Hi Svitlana, I agree, the mock exams available differ in difficulty level, depending also on how well one is prepared. More or less for me I would place the exams in the following order (from easy to difficult): (Javaranch roundup rules) javacertificate bill brogden's mock (normal questions applet) Kathy and Bert whizlabs Exam Cram Mughal's & Rassmussen bill brogden's mock (hard questions applet) dan chisolm I haven't tried Marcus Green's exams yet. Maybe you should look at Exam rating they give an indication as well. Cheers, Gian Franco
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If I can keep myself awake reading the JLS, it does help spell out/clarify some of the subtle aspects of the language. Also the reasoning behind certain language rules, helps to remember the rules rather than plain memorizing....
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