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Alfonso Sanz
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Hello guys!

I would like to know if the real exam shows number of options to choose as in ethuware tests or it is hidden?

Another question is if you can realize if numbre of corrext questions is one or multiple? I say this cause in some tests after ticking one option, you can see when choosing a new one if the tick is moved to the new position or keeps in old and marks also the new one...

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Alfonso Saenz wrote:I would like to know if the real exam shows number of options to choose as in ethuware tests or it is hidden?

Yes! Each question clearly specifies the number of options you have to select. If only one answer is required, radio buttons will be used (and thus you can only select one answer). And there are no points for partially correct answers, so you have to select all correct options in order to get one point for that question. And there is no negative marking if you get a question wrong, so you can guess for free

Alfonso Saenz wrote:Another question is if you can realize if numbre of corrext questions is one or multiple? I say this cause in some tests after ticking one option, you can see when choosing a new one if the tick is moved to the new position or keeps in old and marks also the new one...

Yes! When only one option has to be selected, you have radio buttons. When multiple options have to be selected, you have checkboxes. Both have the standard behavior you can expect. So if you have radio buttons, the previously selected option will be unselected when you select another option. With checkboxes, you have to manually unselect a checkbox if you have selected a wrong option. You even get a warning/error message if you try to select more options than you have to for that question.

Enthuware provides a very good simulation of the actual exam software. So if you have done all mock exams, you don't have to worry about the software itself, the experience will be almost identical.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Hi Roel,

Is there a "Review" screen on the actual exam like Enthuware? Where you can see all the questions, and if they are unanswered and/or marked to review?

And can you right click to stroke an option that you are sure isn't correct?

(Going to do the exam probably on Monday, pretty nervous haha)

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Felipe Kunzler wrote:Is there a "Review" screen on the actual exam like Enthuware? Where you can see all the questions, and if they are unanswered and/or marked to review?

Yes! When you click on the "Next" button after answering the last question, you do not finish the exam! You get a review page: this page contains some explanatory text and then you have a table which contains all incomplete questions and all marked (for review) questions (ordered by question number). At the bottom you have at the left 3 buttons:
  • review all questions
  • review incomplete questions
  • review marked questions

  • When you review a marked question, the exam software does not clear the mark (checkbox). You have to do it yourself. If you don't do that, this question will remain in the overview.

    At the right, you have the "Finish" button to finish the exam. If you hit this button, you get an alert with a message similar to this one: "are you sure you want to finish the exam? Remember this action is permanent and you can't go back to the questions". And you have 2 buttons: one to cancel and one to really finish the exam.

    Felipe Kunzler wrote:And can you right click to stroke an option that you are sure isn't correct?

    Yes! This feature really helps to narrow it down when you are not completely sure about the correct answer(s).

    Felipe Kunzler wrote:(Going to do the exam probably on Monday, pretty nervous haha)

    Best of luck! Let me give you some stress relieving advice


    Hope it helps!
    Kind regards,
    Roel
     
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    Thank you guys!
     
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    Roel De Nijs wrote:Yes! When you click on the "Next" button after answering the last question, you do not finish the exam! You get a review page: this page contains some explanatory text and then you have a table which contains all incomplete questions and all marked (for review) questions (ordered by question number). At the bottom you have at the left 3 buttons:
  • review all questions
  • review incomplete questions
  • review marked questions

  • Hmm, I see.

    So, would you say that it is a good idea to leave unanswered questions unmarked to review as well?

    Because what I've been doing with Enthuware is:
    1. Answer ~90% of the questions (leaving the time consuming ones to the end).
    2. Answer all unanswered questions.
    3. Review those that I'm not 100% sure (marked to review), usually 15% of the exam.
    4. Review all other questions that are unmarked to review.

    Usually when I finish the exam I still have 30min to do pass 4, but I'm just too tired that I don't, but I think I'll do it on the actual exam if there's enough time.
    My scores with Enthuware have been: 82%, 79%, 81%, 81%, 91% and 88%. I still have to take 2 mock exams. (I'm quite confident but a bit nervous as well, I'll try to keep calm and do my best!)

    Thank you very much Roel!!
     
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    Felipe Kunzler wrote:So, would you say that it is a good idea to leave unanswered questions unmarked to review as well?

    I think it's a good idea to set a time limit for each question on the first iteration of all questions. Using this approach you can look at and answer each question without running out of time. Because it could be that the hardest questions are at the beginning of the exam and the easiest questions are at the end. So if you spend too much time on these harder questions, you might risk to spend too much time in the beginning and have to answer the easier questions too quickly as you otherwise run out of time.

    When I passed the OCAJP7 exam, I shared my experiences here, including some information about my different iterations through the questions. But how you take the exam is often a personal thing and if you feel comfortable with the approach you followed during the Enthuware exams, just stick with this approach. There is no reason to change it as you pass every mock exam very comfortably and you still have some time left. Never change a winning team!

    Felipe Kunzler wrote:Usually when I finish the exam I still have 30min to do pass 4, but I'm just too tired that I don't, but I think I'll do it on the actual exam if there's enough time.
    My scores with Enthuware have been: 82%, 79%, 81%, 81%, 91% and 88%. I still have to take 2 mock exams. (I'm quite confident but a bit nervous as well, I'll try to keep calm and do my best!)

    If these are scores of taking the mock exams in exam mode (time limit, first attempt & no other resources used than pen and paper), there is no need to be a nervous Nellie I'm very confident you'll pass the actual exam. If it was possible, I placed a 100 Euro bet on you passing with a +80% score. That's how confident I am!

    Hope it helps!
    Kind regards,
    Roel
     
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    Roel De Nijs wrote:
    When I passed the OCAJP7 exam, I shared my experiences here, including some information about my different iterations through the questions. But how you take the exam is often a personal thing and if you feel comfortable with the approach you followed during the Enthuware exams, just stick with this approach. There is no reason to change it as you pass every mock exam very comfortably and you still have some time left. Never change a winning team!

    True! I'll probably stick with it.

    Roel De Nijs wrote:If these are scores of taking the mock exams in exam mode (time limit, first attempt & no other resources used than pen and paper), there is no need to be a nervous Nellie I'm very confident you'll pass the actual exam. If it was possible, I placed a 100 Euro bet on you passing with a +80% score. That's how confident I am!

    Well, if I do pass the exam with +80% I'll most likely share my preparation in this forum. So you'll be knowing if you would had won the 100 Euro bet haha

    Thanks for the help Roel!!
     
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    Felipe Kunzler wrote:Well, if I do pass the exam with +80% I'll most likely share my preparation in this forum. So you'll be knowing if you would had won the 100 Euro bet haha

    It seems I have definitely won my 100 euro bet
     
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    Roel De Nijs wrote:
    Felipe Kunzler wrote:Well, if I do pass the exam with +80% I'll most likely share my preparation in this forum. So you'll be knowing if you would had won the 100 Euro bet haha

    It seems I have definitely won my 100 euro bet


    Yeah! You certainly did win Roel haha
     
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