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give me confidence last two weeks am preparing SCJP

 
giribabu rosi
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1.i am getting atleast 60% in Mock exams
shall i attend the Exams??


2.If any advance topic need to study

am not much thorugh in threads and some times in Garbage Collector
[ May 25, 2005: Message edited by: giribabu rosi ]
 
Philip Heller
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Mock exams are like any other information on the web. They are only as good as the people who provide them. Anybody in the world can make up test questions, but that doesn't mean that the questions are good preparation for the real exam. The few people who really know what's on the exam have signed non-disclosure agreements with Sun. Those of us who have seen the questions and write books about the exam (like Kathy, or myself) have to be really careful not to reveal too much.

Of course I'm biased, but I would recommend getting a couple of good reliable study guides, and making sure you digest them. That way you know you're studying material that will really help you on the exam. Also, if you're in doubt about how something works, write small programs that will teach you the answers. Get your hands really dirty!
 
B. Harris
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Philip,

I run into the same gut busting low scores. More coding would help me. That is solid advice.

The original post asks for confidence. I agree confidence is needed. Job and family keep my schedule packed. Is there a technique to boost scores for those with little time?

Thanks
 
Marcus Green
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I think Philip is being a little to pessimistic about mock exam available on the web. This link shows some comparisons between what people got on the real exam and various mock exams

http://www.jdiscuss.com/Enthuse/jsp/ViewAllResults.jsp

(I had no influence in the creation of that page although it does cover my mock exams)
 
B. Harris
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Marcus,

That link clearly shows relevance of mocks. Strong relationship between mock result and test result.

So,... take many tests to raise median score.

Thanks
Javapadowan
 
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