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Doubts about Certification questions.

 
Jorge Rego
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I've bought OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I && II Study Guide and get confused in some questions that appears in the Interactive Quiz.
Here is an example:



The first time I look at the question I assume that the code was all in one file and selected option F. I was confused with the 'Given:' and thought 'If there are two files it should say 'Given two files Car.java and Bridge.java'.

Does the real exam have questions like this that leads to ambiguity?
 
Roel De Nijs
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Hi Jorge,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Jorge Rego wrote:Does the real exam have questions like this that leads to ambiguity?

Normally the exam questions are of high quality. I didn't encounter any ambiguous question. But it's always possible a (small) typo is made. When I took OCAJP7, I had to select an answer with a compiler error in it as correct answer, more info here (I reported this question to the OCP team).

And of course there's always the spirit of a question. With your example I would never have selected F as correct answer, simply because I know a source file can have just 1 public class and 1 package statement (which must be the 1st one of the source code file, comments not included). So I assume both classes are in different class files and would have marked C as the correct answer.
This question is testing you on packages and the proper import statement. Probably if the question was testing you about how many package statements and/or public classes are allowed in a source code file, the question would mention explicitly something like: "Given the source code file Car.java containing the following code:".

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
Jorge Rego
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Thanks Roel. Your post is quite elucidative. I'm taking the exam tomorrow and been using the OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II study guide and the enthuware software. Hope I'm ready.
 
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Jorge Rego wrote:I'm taking the exam tomorrow and been using the OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II study guide and the enthuware software.

Best of luck tomorrow!

You have used the best resources available to prepare yourself for the OCAJP7 exal, so I'm quite confident you'll pass.
 
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