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Studying but not scoring good marks in mock test

 
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I am preparing for SCJP 1.6 or OCJP 1.6 but I am not able to score good score in mock test. All the topics that I am reading is already completed. Frankly, the exercise questions in Kathy Sierra book is good but I am still not able to do it properly. Sometimes I am making silly mistakes like "missing the presence of static in run method of Thread class" which is very annoying to me because I know it. Can you people tell me what should be the perfect way to prepare and score good marks in SCJP because I am missing something. please help me.
 
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I think if you repeat 2 min drill time to time and try to solve lots of mock tests then there shouldn't be any problem.
 
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Pratik Sinha wrote:I am preparing for SCJP 1.6 or OCJP 1.6 but I am not able to score good score in mock test. All the topics that I am reading is already completed. Frankly, the exercise questions in Kathy Sierra book is good but I am still not able to do it properly. Sometimes I am making silly mistakes like "missing the presence of static in run method of Thread class" which is very annoying to me because I know it. Can you people tell me what should be the perfect way to prepare and score good marks in SCJP because I am missing something. please help me.



You just need more practice. Try as taking as many mocks as you can. That will reduce such kind of mistakes.
 
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@ Paul Anilprem Thanks for your reply. I am currently using your free trail software. My results are just horrible and please don't get me wrong whenever I try your test I perform miserably. Please take it as a compliment that your software shows the perfect position I am in, which is in "you know what i am trying to say".
 
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@ saloni jhanwar Thanks for answering my question. I am continuously making silly mistakes and some of them are really confusing to say the truth. the theoretical part is fine but when it come to solve question I am just going blank and making mistakes.
 
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Pratik Sinha wrote:@ saloni jhanwar Thanks for answering my question. I am continuously making silly mistakes and some of them are really confusing to say the truth. the theoretical part is fine but when it come to solve question I am just going blank and making mistakes.



Have a cup of coffee before mock test, then try.I think your brain need some caffeine for alertness .
 
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Hi Pratik.

Although I have passed the Oracle Java Associate exam, like you, I am also preparing for the professional exam, so, for what it's worth.

Patience, read the material, variety of mock exam providers and undertake a substantial number of mock exam questions.

There seem to me many mock exam providers. Google searches reveal sites like · CertPal, Exam EPractize Labs, Dan Chisholm's Test Suite, Marcus Green's Site, Whizlabs Java Certification Kits, JavaBeat, Certification Kit and the list goes on. I've worked mostly with B & S, Whizlabs and CertPal.

The B & S questions seem to be consistently the most difficult, partly because they often require more than 1 correct answer. How that level of rigorousness relates to the actual exam, I'm not sure.

I've found it helpful to document my incorrect answers so I can revisit them numerous times until I feel more confident in my understanding of them.

Ive also found it somewhat helpful to keep track of my scores so I can notice any progress when I retake an exam a month later.

Also, depending on your background, this undertaking could take a while but, presumably, it will be worth the investment of time.

Matt

 
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Hi Pratik.

Although I have passed the Oracle Java Associate exam, like you, I am also preparing for the professional exam, so, for what it's worth.

Patience, read the material, variety of mock exam providers and undertake a substantial number of mock exam questions.

There seem to me many mock exam providers. Google searches reveal sites like · CertPal, Exam EPractize Labs, Dan Chisholm's Test Suite, Marcus Green's Site, Whizlabs Java Certification Kits, JavaBeat, Certification Kit and the list goes on. I've worked mostly with B & S, Whizlabs and CertPal.

The B & S questions seem to be consistently the most difficult, partly because they often require more than 1 correct answer. How that level of rigorousness relates to the actual exam, I'm not sure.

I've found it helpful to document my incorrect answers so I can revisit them numerous times until I feel more confident in my understanding of them.

Ive also found it somewhat helpful to keep track of my scores so I can notice any progress when I retake an exam a month later.

Also, depending on your background, this undertaking could take a while but, presumably, it will be worth the investment of time.

Matt



@ matt love thanks for your reply.

I will try to follow your methods. I was not keeping tracks of my previous score and its a good idea to keep track of it.

Should I also consult Khalid Mogul book after finishing off with Kathy Sierra SCJP book or I should try to stick with one book only ?

I know that I am dumb but giving lots of mock test can really help me to score good marks in SCJP exam ?
 
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@Pratik : just postponed your exam until your confident(i may be wrong here)
 
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Hi Pratik.

The Mughal is also a good book. And it is certainly beneficial to get more than 1 credible perspective on any subject. But it really comes down to which helps you learn the material better and that's a personal call.

My experience suggests however, reading books will only take you so far. The mock exams help me to focus my thinking and help me identify the areas where I'm weak. Having identified an area in which I am significantly weak, I then utilize the books and the internet as resources to tell me what I need to know.

When you say, "I know that I am dumb but giving lots of mock test can really help me to score good marks in SCJP exam ?", you're obviously smart enough and determined enough to want to take this test.

A lot depends upon how well you knew Java when you started preparing for this test and also how much time you have available to prepare for it going forward. I think many would agree with me when I say passing this test is difficult. I suspect there could be many professional Java programmers, who have been programming in Java for years, who would not pass this test on their first attempt.

If you don't have a reasonably solid base of Java knowledge. or OOP in general, preparing for this test may not be the best approach to learn Java.

Good luck.

Matt


 
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I should have mentioned that I have also found Enthuware mock exams helpful.

Matt

 
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@Partik,

I am exactly in your position.
may be you also want to have a look at the thread that I have posted.

https://coderanch.com/t/574264/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/Gone-through-Kathy-Sierra-Bert#2613668

Regards
Adofo
 
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@Partik

All I can say is we have to keep pushing till the time we get this.

 
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Hi Pratik.

The Mughal is also a good book. And it is certainly beneficial to get more than 1 credible perspective on any subject. But it really comes down to which helps you learn the material better and that's a personal call.

My experience suggests however, reading books will only take you so far. The mock exams help me to focus my thinking and help me identify the areas where I'm weak. Having identified an area in which I am significantly weak, I then utilize the books and the internet as resources to tell me what I need to know.

When you say, "I know that I am dumb but giving lots of mock test can really help me to score good marks in SCJP exam ?", you're obviously smart enough and determined enough to want to take this test.

A lot depends upon how well you knew Java when you started preparing for this test and also how much time you have available to prepare for it going forward. I think many would agree with me when I say passing this test is difficult. I suspect there could be many professional Java programmers, who have been programming in Java for years, who would not pass this test on their first attempt.

If you don't have a reasonably solid base of Java knowledge. or OOP in general, preparing for this test may not be the best approach to learn Java.

Good luck.

Matt



Thanks @Matt for giving your precious time and replying again. I agree with you completely I have been studying Java for last 1 year but haven't thought of giving SCJP at that time. Now I am very serious about giving this difficult exam

Yes i am also reading Khalid Mogul's because their examples (codes) are very good. I am alo using Enthuware trail version which is not at all confidence booster but yes it helps a lot. Many people also say that this software exam toughness is same as the SCJP exam.

I am leaving no stone unturned for this exam and yes I am dumb
 
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Seetharaman Venkatasamy wrote:

@Pratik : just postponed your exam until your confident(i may be wrong here)



You are absolutely right.

Yes I am going to do that. Until and unless I am not confident enough there is no point in giving exam.
 
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