There are many different possibilities which can help to prepare for upcoming certification exam.
Some of them are trick questions after each chapter in Sybex Study Guides written by J. Boyarsky and S. Selikoff.
Another one is Enthuware Test Studio with different mock tests, for simulating exam similar experience.
I have used both for preparing for different exams and I would like to discuss the purpose for bigger complexity of the after-chapter questions and mock tests.
Since the authors themselves notice that their questions are harder and trickier than on the real exam, my question is:
Is there really a need for this?
I can imagine that for authors the topics are clear and they undestand the thing even deeper than students because of big experience.
But don't they think that it may be overwhelming for not-professionals? Especially for people with lower English knowledge?
I am not English native and I do really hard while trying to understand questions and answers made by Enthuware.
I feel demotivated because of that. In the real exam the questions are really much easier. So why is there are need to demotivate people without background?
Can bigger complexity help undestand the concepts deeper? Maybe. For experienced professionals. But it also can disappont newbies who may think they are not good enough to undestand this.
In my opinion, mocks should motivate people to take exam and not to demotivate. What do you think?
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