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Exam preparation with Enthuware

 
Ulrich Vormbrock
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Hi,

after working through the famous K&B book (SCJP 6) twice, I've acquired Enthuware yesterday in order to become familiar with how typical exam questions are looking like and to see what traps can be hidden in assumed easy-to-resolve questions.

I've decided not to buy Examlab (as a first tool) for psychological reasons: since I've read that people are often frustrated starting directly with Examlab, I feel it's better to begin with questions which are less "error-prone" (not wanting to lose my motivation due to a possible score less than 30%).

Indeed, I'm not sure if working through the 800 questions of Enthuware is sufficient to pass the exam with a score much better than 60%.

What do think?
Can I rely on Enthuware, or do you recommend to work with Examlab, as well?

Besides, my intention doesn't consist only in passing the exam, but also in achieving a solid and sustainable understanding of Java.

 
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Ulrich Vormbrock wrote:Hi,

after working through the famous K&B book (SCJP 6) twice, I've acquired Enthuware yesterday in order to become familiar with how typical exam questions are looking like and to see what traps can be hidden in assumed easy-to-resolve questions.

I've decided not to buy Examlab (as a first tool) for psychological reasons: since I've read that people are often frustrated starting directly with Examlab, I feel it's better to begin with questions which are less "error-prone" (not wanting to lose my motivation due to a possible score less than 30%).

Indeed, I'm not sure if working through the 800 questions of Enthuware is sufficient to pass the exam with a score much better than 60%.

What do think?
Can I rely on Enthuware, or do you recommend to work with Examlab, as well?

Besides, my intention doesn't consist only in passing the exam, but also in achieving a solid and sustainable understanding of Java.



Hi Ulrich, Enthuware is really good. Start with the first exam, go through the answers and read the explanations even if you answered correctly. Take your time to go through all exams. There is a score comparison with the the Enthuware scores and the real exam scores, so you know where you stands. Once you are done you can try ExamLab also. (it is absolutely FREE) and use it as a learning tool only!

All the best!
 
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Hi, Ulrich

I recommend ExamLab. It's free, so you haven't to buy anything, and is an excellent learning tool. It's difficult, ok, but prepares you for the exam very well.

I didn't buy Enthuware, although I tried trial version and I liked it too (especially the "Most Missed Questions"), but I considered I was well prepared "only" with ExamLab.

Ulrich Vormbrock wrote:
Besides, my intention doesn't consist only in passing the exam, but also in achieving a solid and sustainable understanding of Java.

In this case, my recommendation is to try both, because ExamLab helps to understand Java more deeply.

Best regards.
 
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Ulrich Vormbrock wrote:I've read that people are often frustrated starting directly with Examlab, I feel it's better to begin with questions which are less "error-prone".

Ulrich, if you find any error in the ExamLab beta version, please let me know.

As I've seen in these forums, Enthuware also is a good mock exam.
 
Ulrich Vormbrock
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Thanks @all!

That's exactly what I imagined: using ExamLab as a learning tool.
I see, that even some of the Enthulab questions are very tough!
After each test, I go through all the explanations, writing down some pitfalls and code fragments on memory cards.
 
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Ulrich Vormbrock wrote:Thanks @all!

That's exactly what I imagined: using ExamLab as a learning tool.
I see, that even some of the Enthulab questions are very tough!
After each test, I go through all the explanations, writing down some pitfalls and code fragments on memory cards.


Hi Ulrich.
How are you scoring with enthuware ?

I did the first 7 exams and my scores are all around 72 / 75 %...Quite disappointing.

And, regarding the strategy, I think I'll do just one or two more enthuware and then go with examlab. After examlab I'll schedule my exam.
 
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