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Am I ready?

 
Michael Kosowski
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I am preparing myself to exam. I have bought Enthuware mocks.
However I have not taken standard exams from beginning. I started with large number of small custom exams.
Each custom exam was dedicated to one concern (for example: just interpetors, or just statful beans, or just transactions). Some of them went bad (50%), some of them quite nice (90%).
Because of that I was able to find my knowledge gaps, and 'resolve' them.

I have just taken my first standard exam and I passed it (85%).
Here comes the question. If all other standard test scores will be around 85-90% - can I assume I am ready?
My concern here is I am taking standard exams, and questions are not new to me. I have seen them during custom exams.

What are your opinions?
 
E Armitage
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When you take these exams and encounter a question, what percentage confidence do you feel on the concepts that the question is asking? i.e it's not so much about the scores you are getting on the questions but whether you feel that you understand the concepts that are being asked with such high confidence that if the question was changed in some way but asking the same concept you would still get it right.
 
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Hello ,

I prefer you to take the each exam more than one time , second time you may find some explanation give you some notes you didn't notice at your first try.
Also make sure to understand the explanation for each question / option , you will find real exam questions related to those notes.
 
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Since you have seen the questions during your custom exams, I suggest you wait a few days before attempting your next standard exam.

This way you won't get the answer just by memorizing the answer from custom exams or the like.

As always, if you are able to show/explain why such an answer is correct then your concepts would be sufficient enough.
 
Michael Kosowski
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Thanks guys for answers. Appreciate.

My understanding is that when I have on average 95% from standard exams (with knowing explanation of all questions) I am ready to take real exam.
I think (however I am not sure) real exam will be pretty similar to mock exam from enthuware. (or at least focused about the same concerns)
 
Himai Minh
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Hi everyone,
I have the same concern too. I am not sure if practicing with Ethuware and EPractice Lab will be good enough to pass the exam.
From my past experience with the web service developer exam, MZ suggested us to use as many mock exams as we can afford.
It was because the web service exam (IZ0-897) objectives were not clearly defined.

But I am not sure if I should try some more mock exams. It does not hurt to try more mock exam though.
But last week, someone said using Ethuware is good enough.
 
Ishan Dalal
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Hi Michael Kosowski, Himai Minh ,

I have recently cleared EJB Exam with 93% and yes many questions in exam are much similar to those in enthuware . You can fine around 5-10 questions which will might be difficult to answer.
 
Himai Minh
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Are those difficult questions coming from JSR-318 ?
When I took the web service developer exam, some questions may not come from the study materials. I needed to guess the correct answers.
So, do you need to guess the answers for this EJB exam?
 
Ishan Dalal
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Himai Minh wrote:Are those difficult questions coming from JSR-318 ?
When I took the web service developer exam, some questions may not come from the study materials. I needed to guess the correct answers.
So, do you need to guess the answers for this EJB exam?



Hi Himai Minh,

In my case what I have discover that those questions were from JSR-381 but will test your knowledge indirectly. In my case most difficult questions were on MDB , JMS, Deployment & implementation section..

 
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