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Code Snippet Questions vs. Factual Questions  RSS feed

 
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Good day fellow ranch hands,

I am having a hard time figuring out whether or not I am ready to take the OCAJP. When practicing with WhizLabs, I am getting 65-70 % on the practice exams. When using the Sybex tests, I am getting 40-50%. The thing that is confusing me, is that I am getting 80+% on the questions that require analysis of code snippets. It's those one off questions that I'm getting 10-20% on. For example, which of these exceptions are checked exceptions? A,B,C,D. That sort of thing. It's not a concept I'm learning that I will need to apply over and over again, it's just a fact that I need to see/learn once. If I am solid on the concepts of OOP, should I feel ready to take the exam? How man of those one off factual questions do I need to get wrong and learn to be prepared for the real exam?

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There's more coding questions on the exam. However, the reason the factual questions are harder is because they are more concise/require you to know more. For example, we'd need 5 code snippet questions to test you on the checked exception questions. So the information is definitely in scope for the exam.
 
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