Win a copy of Node.js Design Patterns: Design and implement production-grade Node.js applications using proven patterns and techniques this week in the Server-Side JavaScript and NodeJS forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Ron McLeod
  • Rob Spoor
  • Tim Cooke
  • Junilu Lacar
Sheriffs:
  • Henry Wong
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
Saloon Keepers:
  • Jesse Silverman
  • Tim Holloway
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Moores
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Al Hobbs
  • Mikalai Zaikin
  • Piet Souris

OCJP simulaor

 
Greenhorn
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi, I would like to know: with programming practice and a real input into the simulator is one guaranteed to pass the exam? or any more tips welcome.
 
Enthuware Software Support
Posts: 4577
45
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Nothing is guaranteed but the right approach to the exam can certainly increase your chances very much. I would suggest you to start with one mock exam and see how you score. If you score low, you need to get back to reading the topic and writing code. Once you feel comfortable, you can go to the next mock exam. And so on.
 
Author
Posts: 375
22
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
A very sensible reply, Paul! :-)

With respect,
Mala
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 226
Eclipse IDE Firefox Browser Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Elia Sangunji wrote:Hi, I would like to know: with programming practice and a real input into the simulator is one guaranteed to pass the exam? or any more tips welcome.



Doing the mock exams is important, however remember to keep trace of the time passing. If you are at your ease a little too much at home while doing mock exams.. and it takes more than 150 minutes... (the time limit of the actual exam)... and yet you get a good score still does not mean that you are prepared for the real exam. 150 minute for 90 tough questions is not that much. 1.6 minute per question.
So basically my point is yes, it's good to concentrate on knowledge (which without you'll never pass) but also in timing.. each not given question is a an error.
Somebody first go through swiftly all the questions to do the easiest first, however that approach did not seem fruitful to me when I gave the OCAJP 7 (which is 90 questions for 150 minutes too) as to get to one question to another would take at least 3 seconds (obviously it depends on the computer you get at the test centre) However 3 seconds * 90 = 4.5 minutes. 4.5 minutes is gold in that context, trust me.
I would recommend to mark the toughest if it's taking too long and going ahead with the other questions, (but still choose an option, so if the time expires you might have chosen the right one and it's one more correct answer)if then you have time to review the marked question all good for you. Remember you have 1.6 minute per question on average.

That's my suggestion.

Cheers and good luck.
 
They worship nothing. They say it's because nothing lasts forever. Like this tiny ad:
Thread Boost feature
https://coderanch.com/t/674455/Thread-Boost-feature
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic