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OpenOption, Predicate and the 7 upgrade Exam (Enthuware 1Z0-805 test exam content)

 
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Does anyone know if:
* OpenOption and the StandardOpenOption implementation
* Predicate
... are on the Java 7 upgrade exam?

The enthuware guys have included the questions in the practice exam but I am unable to see any details about either in the exam topics, or the Kathy Sierra / Bert Bates book, or the Ganesh / Tushar Sharmer book.

Over on the enthuware forums, they maintain they have seen questions on the above [here and here], but the cynic inside me thinks they are just saying that so they don't have to change their tests.

Either two books are missing vital information, or the Enthuware chaps have redundant info in their exam.

any ideas?

Cheers
James

p.s. The Enthuware exams are good, apart from causing the above ambiguity.
 
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James Pittendreigh wrote:

Over on the enthuware forums, they maintain they have seen questions on the above [here and here], but the cynic inside me thinks they are just saying that so they don't have to change their tests.


I can tell you for sure that removing/modifying questions is a lot easier than fielding support queries like this

We do receive feedback from users and based on that we tweak the question banks on a reguar basis. Books are somewhat static in this respect so you may find some difference in coverage.
We do also try to mention the reason for inclusion for a particular topic if it is not explicitly mentioned in the objectives so that a user can make an informed decision about it.

HTH,
Paul.
 
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Cheers for the reply Paul.

Passed with 95%, and did all three enthuware exams as practice. Really good value for money and neat software too, will definitely use again for the next exam I do. The forums were a good way to report the odd anamoly.

I also got the Kaplan "official" test which had a question that had incorrect answer, and no forum (but a feedback email feature), and was about three times the price, and only available via the web.

Cheers
James
 
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Great score, James! Congratulations
Happy to know that you liked our product.
Did you get any question on topics that are not mentioned in the official exam objectives?
 
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Thanks Paul....

I don't think I did no, Predicate and Filtered rowsets were definitely in though, but the exam topics are so high level, like: "Construct and use RowSet objects using the RowSetProvider class and the RowSetFactory interface" but how much detail do you need to know about each individual rowset and what you are likely to be tested on is a bit of a mystery. But I'm definitely glad I looked a bit deeper into the predicate interface and the Standard Open options (good to know anyway!).

Cheers
James
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