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Bunty Mann
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Hi Everyone,
I'm new here and am preparing for OCA 8 exam(IZ0-808).
I have Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff, and Java: The Complete Reference 9th Edition (McGraw Hill Publications).
I've completed my preparation and am now testing what I've learnt by giving mock tests (Enthuware Software).
But in the first two full length tests, I've scored 68%(in both) and this is making me worried. I don't know what I'm missing. The weak topics in 1st test were the strongest in 2nd and vice versa.
Maybe it's too early to be worried, but I'm not sure if the scores are good enough.
Some good advice would be appreciated.
Thanks.

About Me: I'm a student(teenager), have little bit Java experience in console programs(CUI) and Java Swing(GUI) and have an app on Play Store.
 
Narayana Bojja
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Hi Bunty Mann,

Warm Welcome to Coderanch.

I've scored 68%(in both) and this is making me worried.

No need to worry. Real exam questions are not that much difficult. 68 % is not the enough score in my opinion. Don't take the tests continuously.  For example , you have taken one test . Go through  each question explanation that will help you how to analyse the question. If you feel you are lack in some particular concepts, go through that concepts  and also revise all concepts before taking another test. Revise all concepts for every mock  test you take.


Hope this helps !
 
Bunty Mann
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Don't take the tests continuously.  For example , you have taken one test . Go through  each question explanation that will help you how to analyse the question.


Luckily, that's exactly what I'm doing now. And somewhere I read that we should not only review the incorrect answers, but also the correct answers to see if our logic for the answer was right or it was just an arrow in the dark. I am really finding this advice helpful.

And yes, I was kinda in a hurry to give practice tests. Now I've paused for a moment and am analyzing what went wrong in previous tests thoroughly.

Thanks for the advice Narayana Bojja. I hope I do better in coming practice tests.
 
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