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Is it worth Whizlab's SCEA 5 exam prep?

 
Rumen Krastev
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Hi folks,

I'm not enough confident in my knowledge for the exam, do you think Whizlabs SCEA 5 exam simulator will give me relief? Is it good enough to trust it in case I pass with more than 80% in the simulator, I'd take the real exam too? How close are the questions to the real ones? Or maybe I could find my weak points with the simulator. Does it help really?
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Scott Soo
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Originally posted by Rumen Krastev:
Hi folks,

I'm not enough confident in my knowledge for the exam, do you think Whizlabs SCEA 5 exam simulator will give me relief? Is it good enough to trust it in case I pass with more than 80% in the simulator, I'd take the real exam too? How close are the questions to the real ones? Or maybe I could find my weak points with the simulator. Does it help really?
Thanks for the answers


Hi,

In my opinion, I would say it depends the amount of investment you would like to put in to achieve your confidence in doing well for the exam. As seen from the forum, some benefited from the Simulator. I am a thrifty person who will do my best in reading the "Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE� Technology Study Guide - Mark Cade and Simon Roberts" which I have bought and other books borrowed from the library to achieve the certification. The "Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java�EE Study Guide - Paul Allen and Joseph Bambara" comes with a test engine to get the reader familiar with the test environment.

Hope the above will provide some inspiration for you!

Cheers!!
 
Rumen Krastev
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I've both books that you mentioned, but they're for the previous version of the exam, I understood that the current version is more scenario oriented, this is something that bother me.
 
Scott Soo
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Originally posted by Rumen Krastev:
I've both books that you mentioned, but they're for the previous version of the exam, I understood that the current version is more scenario oriented, this is something that bother me.


Hi,

Based on my opinion, if you understand the book "Core J2EE� Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies, Second Edition - Deepak Alur, John Crupi, Dan Malks" well and understand the book you have gotten (even if it is old) well, you will do fine for the scenario oriented questions. Of course, if you are more comfortable to build up your confidence via the Test Engine and willing to invest, you can give it a try

Hope the above is helpful in building up your confidence!

Good Luck!

Cheers!!
 
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Get the simulator, of course, no confidence without it.
 
Ashwin Pai
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You yourself answered thequestion!! :-) These simulators will give you confidence altough the real exam is a little more challenging!!
Whizlabs in my opinion had better qulaity questions than the Sun's epractice.. I used both of them!!
HTH

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Ashwin
 
Rumen Krastev
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Thanks for the answers!
Well, I'm not impressed so much of Whizlabs solution, there are couple of wrong descriptions in the questions, some obvious mistakes in the answers and feeling of too piece-of-cake questions, I'm sure that score of 85% which I received from the simulator won't be achieved on the real exam, but at the end it was good exercise and I understood that "integration and messaging" shouldn't be underestimated nor any other topic (like JCA or StaX). If the authors put some efforts on the quality and raise the difficulty the simulator would be perfect.

Cheers
Rumen
 
ruben delcastillo
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Can be whizlabs trial version taken seriously about the questions it has ?

In evaluation test i think, they have reutilized question of previous version as well, and i have seen question about Jaxb ,jaxp,and stax and i don know if they are really related to specification J 5 EE or are related to SOAP, or Web services generic question.

So i think it is a guide to the exam and i dont know if test are more harder than exam or different topics or questions.
 
Rumen Krastev
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ruben delcastillo wrote:Can be whizlabs trial version taken seriously about the questions it has ?

In evaluation test i think, they have reutilized question of previous version as well, and i have seen question about Jaxb ,jaxp,and stax and i don know if they are really related to specification J 5 EE or are related to SOAP, or Web services generic question.

So i think it is a guide to the exam and i dont know if test are more harder than exam or different topics or questions.

The trial is very similar to the full version, since the questions db is the same.
JAX-WS, JAXB, JAXP, StaX, JAXR are important and relevant for the JEE 5 SCEA exam, I've got 2-3 questions on this topic.
The real exam is much harder than the simulator. These 100$ worths only if you want to find you weak topics and to get some confidence. Perhaps you'll be disappointed also of the low quality of the simulator (wrong descriptions, wrong answers, contradicted answers, duplication of questions, etc).

Cheers
Rumen
 
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