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Roland Lensink
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Can somebody tell me, which of the testbanks is of a representative level to prepare for the exam?

I think the questions of Sybex are ok, the questions of Enthuware are rather difficult, there are more testbanks, like whizlabs ....

Are the questions of Enthuware representatative for the exam?


Thanks in advance,

Roland
 
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Hi Roland, most of the mock exams like Enthuware, Whizlabs, Examlab etc are more difficult than the actual exam. The most difficult part is that these mock exams don't tell you how many answers are correct. But in real exam you'll know how many answers are correct for each question...
 
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Ankit Garg wrote:Hi Roland, most of the mock exams like Enthuware, Whizlabs, Examlab etc are more difficult than the actual exam. The most difficult part is that these mock exams don't tell you how many answers are correct. But in real exam you'll know how many answers are correct for each question...

Just to clarify, Enthuware mock exams do specify the number of correct options that one needs to select by default just like the real exam. (It is possible to customize this behavior.)

On our website, one can check average scores of users on our mock exam and their average score on the real exam. While it cannot predict your score on the real exam accurately, it can give you a fair idea.

thank you,
Paul.
 
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Roland,
We (Sybex) tried to make our OCA/OCP book questions harder than the exam. We also wrote a book of practice questions (publishes in April) which are closer in difficulty.
 
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Roland Lensink wrote:Can somebody tell me, which of the testbanks is of a representative level to prepare for the exam?

I think most (if not all) mock exams and/or testbanks try to be more difficult than the actual exam. And the reason is fairly simple: it is always better to be over prepared that to be under prepared For that same reason I am a true advocate of "Choose all that apply" with mock exam questions (instead of specifying how many correct answers you need to select like on the actual exam). Without knowing the number of correct answers you have to select, you need to carefully consider each and every answer option as they could be all correct. That's just to toughen you up for the actual exam.

As Paul mentioned you can check the average mock exam scores together with the average real exam score which might give you an idea. For the OCPJP8 certification exam, you'll find these scores here.
 
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