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Re: SCJP 5 certified guys. How hard is SCJP 5 compared to mock exams ?  RSS feed

 
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Hi,

I am taking the exam in 10 days and getting worried.

1. How hard is the exam compared to following mock exams ?

- Java Inquisition

- K&B Qs

- Marcus Green

Basically I have been practicing these but I find haven't doing well with the Qs from Inquisition and some of K&B. I feel there are quite tricky, especially the ones from Inquisition
Should I expect the actual to be harder and trickier than this ?



2. Just out of curiosity does anyone have any idea on general pass rate ?
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If you don't already have a good idea on whether you are going to pass it or not, it's better you reschedule it. Don't waste your money. Have you been studying hard for at least few months?
 
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Originally posted by Tony Smith:
If you don't already have a good idea on whether you are going to pass it or not, it's better you reschedule it. Don't waste your money. Have you been studying hard for at least few months?



I have been reading K&B book for last 3 months but haven't had many practices with mock exams.

That's why I am concerned. I know people have been saying that you should get well above the pass mark with mock exams in order to be sure.

So by how much ?

"Is the actual exam harder and trickier than mock exams?" is my question...
 
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Hi kim,
To the best of my knowledge , the K&B mock exam is a bit harder than Real exam.
If you are a experienced one , 2 months preparation(2 hrs daily reading & practicing,Javaranch visit,K&b mock exam before 4 days of exam) is good enough for a good score(70 to 90 %)
 
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Yeah, reading won't cut it. You need to do at least 300-400 mock exam questions. Actual exam is actually little easier than K&B book mock exams. But if you lack pratice with mock exam, you can pretty much assume it's harder. There are many other factors, including time pressure. Real exam is more challenging than mock exams not harder.
 
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Do the whizlab exams. Those are good
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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