Win a copy of AWS Security this week in the Cloud/Virtualization 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 all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Henry Wong
Sheriffs:
  • Ron McLeod
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Tim Cooke
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Frits Walraven
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • salvin francis
  • fred rosenberger

Disappointed with EPractize

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 34
Mac IntelliJ IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Coderanch,

On the links for SCDJWS you have a link to epractize labs https://coderanch.com/how-to/java/ScdjwsLinks Please note I am preparing for this exam and I had bought this for the same purpose, I am disappointed by the material, preparation material is as less than 2-3 lines for some of the topics, with little or no explanation at all! Examples are also poor, it looks to me someone with zero knowledge has written it, I also observed lots of copy paste activity in the material. I am not sure how can someone get away with this. I tried to contact them for refund they have some horrible 7 day return policy, which unfortunately I had missed.

I suggest based on other users feedback and this one administrators should remove the link for epractize labs from the scdjslinks because we trust coderanch and if you endorse something then users like me will go blind and buy it!

Thanks.
 
author and jackaroo
Posts: 12199
280
Mac IntelliJ IDE Firefox Browser Oracle C++ Java
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Mujahed,

That page is part of a wiki system, and any registered user (including you) can edit it. You should be able to see an edit link at the top of the screen (circled in red in my screenshot attached).

Rather than simply deleting the link, perhaps you might consider adding a link back to this topic. Perhaps something like "refer to this Coderanch topic for problems noted with this product". That way anyone who is reading through that wiki page can come here and find all the issues that you noted, including the valuable advice regarding the 7 days return policy.

Thanks for helping make this site better!
Wiki-edit-link.png
[Thumbnail for Wiki-edit-link.png]
 
Rancher
Posts: 43016
76
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
You raise an important point: none of the products and services listed somewhere in the wiki is endorsed by the Ranch (with the exception of Evolution Hosting, where the Ranch is hosted :-). I know that's stated explicitly on some of the pages, but we should put it on all pages where products and services are likely to be listed.
 
Mujahed Syed
Ranch Hand
Posts: 34
Mac IntelliJ IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Andrew, Ulf,

Many thanks for advise, I have updated the page now. I am also planning to collect all the flaws with their software and blog about it once I have completed the exam, I will update this thread in future. Many Thanks - coderanch is the best!

Cheers!
Mujahed
 
Ranch Foreman
Posts: 1907
13
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I heard from other ranchers said ePractice Lab provides a lot of wrong explanations. They did the mock exams from it and still pass the real exam with a good score.
I recommend you should try Ethuware's mock exam.
There is a forum from Ethuware. If you have any questions related to the explanations of the mock exam, you can ask.
 
Mujahed Syed
Ranch Hand
Posts: 34
Mac IntelliJ IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
All,

I see someone is editing my comments in the SCJWS page: https://coderanch.com/how-to/diff?ScdjwsLinks probably. Somehow they thought that the words *IMPORTANT* were not important, it is probably some supporter of the ePratize Lab. Is there a way to find who made the change?

Thanks
Regards,
Mujahed Syed
 
You can thank my dental hygienist for my untimely aliveness. So tiny:
Devious Experiments for a Truly Passive Greenhouse!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/greenhouse-1
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic