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Charles O'Leary
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Books/articles/websites are very different animals than the actual exam.  There is NO review of what and/or why you missed a question in its entirety or, perhaps, had an "alternative" view of what the question was asking  .  Your score is final PERIOD 


For example, the attached has a bad climb() call from a static method, but there are two play() calls in the main() leading to the same bad call.  On the actual OCA 8 Exam, is that considered one compiler error OR is that considered 3 compiler errors?  Please don't answer specifically.  Instead please methodically answer the following: 

Should I be worried about how many OCA 8 numerical compiler errors (question types)?  If so, how on earth to "properly" determine the number of compiler errors?   Eclipse [which I am not using to prepare, I might add] flags them all, while perhaps some question writers don't flag them all.





 
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Charles,
No. You'll either get asked if the code compiles or which is the first line that has a compiler error.

We do have some "how many lines don't compile" in our book to make it tougher so you learn more. But the actual exam doesn't do that.
 
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R E L I E F 

Thanks Jeanne!

to make it tougher

Succeeded! Excellent Book!
 
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You will see questions with multiple compilation errors and with options like this:

1. Compilation error at line n1
2. Compilation error at line n2
2. Compilation error at line n3
3. Compilation error at line n1 and n3
etc.

But the good thing is you will know what to do based on the problem statement and options. You will not lose marks because of ambiguity in options related to compilation errors.

HTH,
Paul.
 
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Thanks Paul!
 
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