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L. Wei
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Hi, I did the mock exam in the book. It's tough although I read the book for 2 times. Still, I did 49 over 69 after checking the errata. Many of them are because of missing one answers in the multiple choices(I hate multiple choices...). I'll pass the exam if it's a real exam, but I know it's not good enough for a real exam. I was originally planning to go for the exam next Saturday. I want to know how tougher is the real exam? I heard some ppl saying the questions in the mock exam is tougher. Is it true?

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L. Wei
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Can you share some experience. How many multiple choices are there in the real exam? The mock has more than 70% multiple choices, and some of the answers are vague.

Kai Witte wrote:Yes, you'll make it.
 
rich dubois
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Hi David,

I took the mock exam today and got the same score as you. I am a little discouraged; I thought I had a good handle on the material. In looking at my wrong answers, I would have gotten a lot of them correct if I had known the proper number of correct answers (as you do on the actual exam).

I got 24 out of 25 on the javaranch mock exam. I'm not sure which to believe, I suspect it's in the middle.

Thanks for asking the question, I don't want to take the test until I'm almost certain to pass.

I have taken the the SCJP and it was 90% multiple choice, the questions were much less vague than some of the mock exam questions I took for that test. I thought some of the HFSJ mock questions were somewhat vague as well. I don't think I agree with the answer to 15 (i picked 'B'). I think the real exam makes a strong effort to eliminate any vagueness from the questions/answers.
 
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Hi David,

I never did the HFSJ mock exam so I can't tell how it is compared to the real exam.
The questions in the real exam, compared to for example SCJP, were not that difficult. The good thing is that you know exactly how many answers you should give. You will get 69 multiple choice questions of which you need at least to answer 49 correctly (71%).

If you want to be absolutely sure: buy the enthuware mock exams: do all 8 mock exams and if you pass those you will also pass the real exam!
Some hints:
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  • Learn the different classic tags, custom tags and how to define them in the TLD
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  • Have a quick review of my summary (SCWCD links, rancher notes)


  • Good luck,
    Frits
     
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