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OCAJP 7 - Exam software - Questions left as "marked for review"

 
David Cristian
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Hello,

This is my first post on CodeRanch, but I have been closely following this forum for the past 6 months while preparing and studying for the OCAJP 7 exam.
From what I know, the exam software, while taking the exam, allows you to mark a certain question for review (similar to Enthuware, by clicking on a small checkbox, I presume?), but yet still choose an answer and move on to the next one.

If I understood correctly, after answering the final question (Q number 70), you are presented with 3 buttons: clicking on one allows you to view all the questions, one by one, clicking on another button allows you to view the incomplete questions (the one that you have NOT fully answered yet) and the remaining one allows you to review the questions that you have previously "marked for review".

My question is: let's say I finish going through all the questions in the first iteration with 20 minutes left to spare. Let's also say that I have marked 20 questions for review, but already provided an answer for each. If I will not be able to review all of them by the time the clock runs out, if they are left as "marked for review", they will still be counted when computing the final score, right?
What I want to know is, do I have to manually "un-mark" a question in order for it to count? Or can a question remain as "marked" and still be considered correct, if I had provided the right answer?

At the end of this month I will go and take the exam. I am a bit nervous, although I have prepared a lot (for approximately 5 - 6 months) and scored very well on the first Enthuware tests, not having taken any previous certification exam before, I do not know what to expect from the actual exam software... I really hope it is close to Enthuware, since I kinda got used to it.

Best regards,
Cristian.

 
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David Cristian wrote:
My question is: let's say I finish going through all the questions in the first iteration with 20 minutes left to spare. Let's also say that I have marked 20 questions for review, but already provided an answer for each. If I will not be able to review all of them by the time the clock runs out, if they are left as "marked for review", they will still be counted when computing the final score, right?

Yes.

What I want to know is, do I have to manually "un-mark" a question in order for it to count? Or can a question remain as "marked" and still be considered correct, if I had provided the right answer?

No, you don't need to unmark any question. Every question will be counted. Whether you leave it marked or not.


At the end of this month I will go and take the exam. I am a bit nervous, although I have prepared a lot (for approximately 5 - 6 months) and scored very well on the first Enthuware tests, not having taken any previous certification exam before, I do not know what to expect from the actual exam software... I really hope it is close to Enthuware, since I kinda got used to it.

Our simulator is quite close to the real exam UI. There are some minor differences but nothing important. The UI is the least of your worries in the exam. Just focus on the material and you will be fine
 
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Ok, I understand. Thank you very much for your detailed explanation!
 
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Hi David Cristian,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Let me add a (very) useful nice-to-know: on the exam there's no negative marking, meaning if you don't know (one of) the answer(s) you can guess for free, no points will be deducted if you get it wrong

Best of luck!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Hello Roel De Nijs,

I was aware of that, but thank you for the tip! Although I hope I won't need to guess any of the answers, it is good to know.

I can't wait to take this exam and be over with it. I am a bit nervous. Thursday is the big day. Wish me luck!

Best regards,
Cristian.
 
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David Cristian wrote:I am a bit nervous. Thursday is the big day. Wish me luck!

Good luck! Just keep calm, select the correct answers and you'll pass the test with flying colours
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:select the correct answers and you'll pass the test with flying colours

That's some top advice there Roel. I've been doing it wrong all this time.
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
David Cristian wrote:I am a bit nervous. Thursday is the big day. Wish me luck!

Good luck! Just keep calm, select the correct answers and you'll pass the test with flying colours


Thank you! That's exactly what I plan on doing!
 
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