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Blake Li
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Hi all,

I was using Kathy and Bert's book to prepare the 1z0-803 exam and using enthuware's book to do mock exams. I have done two tests and the passing rate is a little over 50%.
I know that means I am not ready yet, but about what percentage I should get before I take the real exam?
Also the enthuware's book specifically tells you how many options you should pick for each question, I am wondering if that is the case for the real exam?

Thanks,
Blake
 
Roel De Nijs
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Hi Blake Li,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Blake Li wrote:I know that means I am not ready yet, but about what percentage I should get before I take the real exam?

There's no real guarantee. But if you consistently score 80% or more on the mock exams, you'll almost certain to pass the actual exam. But this only applies if you take the mock exams in exam mode, meaning your score is only valid if it was a first attempt and the mock exam was taken with the time limit.

Blake Li wrote:Also the enthuware's book specifically tells you how many options you should pick for each question, I am wondering if that is the case for the real exam?

Yes! Each question on the actual exam will mention how many correct answers you have to select.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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First- don`t hurry up.
Every passed exam you must get feed back: write topic where you score bad, because you use book version you must count it manually.
After you find topic that you score bad - read chapter of this topic from study guide. You must note in study guide concepts where you mistake, and also read some other concepts.
Pay note that when you check right or wrong answer from enthuware read explanation for every answer even if you answer right. Reason for this you may answer right but for wrong concepts or may be occasionally so you must check.
good luck in preparation.

Also you may read additional study guide (optional) some time you can read another point and get material better.
Think about you study process as wine - give you little more time to preparation and you become great. (Also don`t relax - more time to study, not for rest)

you get number of correct answer at real exam.
 
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And regarding the Enthuware mock exams, it might be very useful to read this thread as well. So you don't mke the mistake of rushing through all the mock exams.
 
Blake Li
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Thank you all for the replies.

Are you sure the real exam tells exactly how many options needed to be select? OMG that would make the exam somewhat easier. I need someone who just took the exam to confirm(no disrespect to Roel De Nijs, whose words I believe, just me being hysterical ).

I did the first two tests and on purposely cover the options numbers information, I thought the real exam wont have that info. I summarized my mistakes and plan to refresh the content from Mala Gupta's book. I was using Kathy and Bert's book to prepare but I realized that a lot of the stuff in enthuware's mock exam are not covered by that book.

 
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Blake Li wrote:Are you sure the real exam tells exactly how many options needed to be select? OMG that would make the exam somewhat easier. I need someone who just took the exam to confirm(no disrespect to Roel De Nijs, whose words I believe, just me being hysterical ).

I took my first certification exam (SCJP 1.4) in October 2005 and each question mentioned the number of correct answers to select. I took my most recent certification (OCAJP7) in January 2015 and still each question mentioned the number of correct answers to select. So yes, I'm 100% sure!

Because the number of correct answers is mentioned, you don't get any points for a partially correct answer. So you get 1 point if you have selected all correct answers; in all other case you get 0 points for that question.
 
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Thanks, Roel De Nijs.
 
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