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Are MockTest worht of paying

 
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I am wondering which one of the listed (http://faq.javaranch.com/java/ScjpMockTests) MocksTest are worth of paying? Any suggestion? Or maybe the free one are more than enough to pass?

Which one is better - Whizlabs Java Certification (SCJP) Kits or Enthuware's JQPlus V6 for SCJP 1.6

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Free are more more than enough.
if you are having extra bucks then you can proceed towards paid mocks and do a charity.
 
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Hello,

Enthuware JQ+ is certainly worth the money. Additionally to realistic mock questions, which you could also get for free, it offers the best support for sorting questions based on how often you got them right/wrong (especially when using the integrated Leitner-mode).

Kai
 
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A while a go I wrote a comparison between Enthuware and Whizlabs. The whizlabs version used in that comparison is very old, but that's their fault: The license of Whizlabs products doesn't work with changed hardware, so it can only be used for the direct preparation and not to repeat and remember things long after the exam.
 
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Dear Kai,
Whizlabs has now launched new version of online exam simulators which can be used by logging in Whizlabs website with the mail id and password which is used while registration,Its no more machine specific now.the validity of the exam simulators is till one year and it can be used unlimited times till one year from the date of purchase.
 
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Hello,

that's even worse! It's possible to keep all knowledge about past certifications alive by investing only a few hours PER YEAR repeating old mock exam questions. The new Whilzabs license model, just as the old one, shows that they focus on customers who do the cert just to show off the credential, not for the knowledge itself.

Kai
 
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Dear Kai,
Thanks for your Valuable Suggestion,I have updated your message to the concerned dept and they have assured me that soon the users will be able to see their Progress reports after the expiry of their account as well,i.e they will be able to see the questions with detailed explanation of all the tests which they have appeared in the exam simulator and they can post their questions and queries from their accounts in the Forum and stay updated and in this way it will help them to gain knowledge as well.
Please feel free to mail us at support@whizlabs.com if you have any other suggestions.
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Raj Sharma
Customer Relations-Whizlabs

Kai Witte wrote:Hello,

that's even worse! It's possible to keep all knowledge about past certifications alive by investing only a few hours PER YEAR repeating old mock exam questions. The new Whilzabs license model, just as the old one, shows that they focus on customers who do the cert just to show off the credential, not for the knowledge itself.

Kai

 
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Slowik Arte wrote:
Which one is better



I wonder why, in this (awesome) forum, Sun's ePractice mocks (120 questions for € 72 for version 6, 210 questions at the same cost for version 5 like I did) are almost never considered and/or suggested. I refined my prep using them and I found them resembling real exam's questions very very closely. You can get samples at this page.

I also bought one of the exam simulator you cited before, but honestly I can say that IMO questions are artificially complicated and finally far from the style of real exam.

My 2 cents, best regards,
Paolo Dina
 
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At first when I look one of Sun's mock exams, I scored 30%. Few months later after practicing with Enthuware, I re-took the same Sun mock exam and scored 70%.

I feel that Enthuware increases one's depth of the subject area enough to feel confident to ace the exam. However, I am not at that point yet, but am getting there....
 
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Hello,

some answers in the ePractice mock solutions are just wrong. Also, it lacks a method of sorting questions based on how often they had been answered correctly in a row (Leitner system).

Kai
 
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I too paid for a login to Whizlabs, it is not very flexible in regards to setting up quick tests etc. It seems you have to complete the whole 40 questions. I don't often have that amount of time to sit down and study so would prefer batches of 5 questions.

The time limit on licensing is also crazy, wish I'd have gotten the desktop version so I could use it over and over again.

enthuware looks good, will probably go for that next time, or uCertify

But yeah, paid software is generally better quality and has better support
 
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