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Vitaliy Ovcharenko
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Hello, David

Do you plan to create exam simulator based on different languages? As far as I know it is possible to take exam on your native language. But many people report about their negative experience concerning this case. They say that such approach brings more problems than help. Could someone share his experience concerning taking exam on his native language?
 
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Vitaliy: Since the promo ended I removed the "Question to David" part of the subject. (I think that will encourage others to answer.)

I'm a native English speaker so I can't comment. But I'm really interested to see what other people have to say!
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Vitaliy: Since the promo ended I removed the "Question to David" part of the subject. (I think that will encourage others to answer.)

I'm a native English speaker so I can't comment. But I'm really interested to see what other people have to say!

Hello Jeanne,

I am very glad to hear from you. It is a big plesure for me to have a chance to thank you for your great job of creating exciting book for preparation to oracle exams. It is realy great thing and maybe the best one I am familar with. By the way I was sure that you and your co-author Selikoff have russian roots because of your names that looks like russians.
And returning to my question I really met a lot of reviews about taking an exam in a native language that reports about inconvenience because of exam translation. So as far as I know most of people in Russia or Ukraine prefer to take exam in English. And I think that the great role here is played by the fact that most of the preparation materials (including your great job of course) are written in English.
 
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Yes, I have Russian ancestors. It was so many generations ago that nobody in my family speaks Russian though.
 
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Jeanne: it is an interesting fact. I was wondering about your ancestry too

I agree with you, Vitaliy. Since all the materials are in English, it is unlikely someone would do an exam in his native language. Computer science is something, where English is important. All information searches I do in English. And if I am able to read books in English and make mock exams in English, It would be difficult to switch to Russian or German, which I can use and understand better.

Miguel is of the same opinion: https://coderanch.com/t/677509/certification/year-didn-object-Today-passed#3175778
Jairo too: https://coderanch.com/t/664368/certification/Java-SE-Programmer-Certified-Professional#3092317
 
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Viktor: Two cows for finding the two times the was discussed before.

It makes sense that using English study materials would be a good reason to do the exam in English. Especially since some questions depend on "interpreting" an English word. Readers run into those on the mock and learn them. The tricky words in Spanish wouldn't be encountered until the exam.
 
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