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hi,

i wanted to know in how many days does sun change the question set of
scjp 5 ? or does it even change ?

i cleared the scjp 5 exam and then after clearing saw some questions on which were from exam which i got.

so wanted to know that when does sun change the question set,otherewise others will have undue advantage.
 
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Hi Sharan,

I think they change it very frequently.When i finished the exam the guy with me who wrote told me he had got entirely different set.


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the set which i saw had around 225 questions out of which 72 i had got in final exam.

that means am at a disadvantage in compare to the person who used it.remember i saw those questions just 1 day after my exam.
so i want answer from the authors may be.
 
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Hi Sharan,

Ya might be some questions repeat.So lets wait for the authors reply.


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Every Sun Java exam (SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, and so on), has a large pool of questions from which different sets of exams are created. Sun makes every effort to assure that each exam set is well balanced from an objective perspective and that the different exams are as balanced in realtionship to each other as possible.

As far as looking at "real" questions is concerned, Sun understands that despite their security measures some people have managed to obtain copies of some of the "real" questions.

This practice is both illegal and immoral. It is cheating, pure and simple.

We can only hope that such cheaters will be caught either by Sun, or at the job interview, when it becomes evident that the cheater doesn't know his stuff. While it seems to me to be possilbe to use stolen papers to help you pass the exam, it's hard to see how cheating on the exam could help you in a job interview.

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Thanks for the reply Bert. We also hope the same
 
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Dear bert,

the set is still continuing,and the questions are coming same.

i feel my 84 % is a waste in compare to others getting 95+
 
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Sadly if I had one day with the question set I could get 100% the next day too. If they are letting the questions get out then our certifications will be worthless. Actually mine will be worthwhile because I learned but all those who cheated will be worthless causing companies to ignore mine. They need to do a better job of protecting the questions if they are in fact getting out.

There are lots of stuff they could do. Every test is diferent, vary question order, vary answer order, vary questions, vary answers, word answers diferently, ... Do good job and the cheaters will not have motivation to steal cause it doesn't work so well. And people will not buy stolen tests.

But I use the tests as a learning tool rather than an end in itself. So they help me personally to learn and excell.
 
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They need to do a better job of protecting the questions




You are right


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Man oh man, it's REALLY hard to keep data secure when it's distributed to testing centers on a world-wide basis.

When I interview a programmer, it's good to see that they have a certification, but the first thing I do is to ask them a few questions to verify that they didn't cheat to get it. As I said before, cheating on the exam won't help you in a job interview. Another way to think about this, is to ask yourself if you really want to work at a company who's interviewing process is so lame that a cheater who doesn't know his stuff gets picked over someone with a lower score, but who DOES know her stuff? Besides, your score is not published - the certificate only says that you passed.

The bottom line is that we all wish the cheaters would go away, but I honestly think that cheating won't get them very far - you either know Java or you don't.
 
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