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Jyoti Kaushal
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Hi,

I am preparing for OCA from Kathy And Bert book and may be my question will sound little funny. Till now I have completed 3 chapters and 3 are left. While doing exercises, I could solve just 30-40%. Now I am confused that should I continue with the rest of the chapters and take some mock tests at the end or are there some chapter-wise practice questions which I could solve to get confident with each chapter as I complete it ??

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Those questions at the end of each chapter are the chapter wise content. If you are scoring low, re-read the chapter. Do lots of practice coding and then do the end of chapter questions again. Make sure you can explain why each question is correct.

Don't take the downloadable/CD mock exam until you feel more confident with the chapter questions. You don't want to waste it. Plus if you are still scoring low on the chapter questions, you'll score worse on the mock exam overall.
 
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I agree with Jeanne: if you only can answer 30-40% of the self test questions, you definitely have to start over and re-read the study guide from the beginning! While you are re-reading and studying these chapters again, write lots of code. Learning a programming language is like driving a car: you don't learn to drive a car by just reading a book, you need to get your hands dirty and write code, lots of code! And you have plenty of possibilities to do so: have a look here and here. And preferably you write these little programs without an IDE, just use your favourite text editor and javac/java. Here you'll find some opinions about both approaches.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion guys
 
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