My name is Ivan Mirchev and I am a Back-end Software Engineer. I am also into teaching and creating online courses and that's what this topic is all about.
I noticed that over the internet there's a relatively high demand on quality practice tests/mock exams for the VMware Spring Professional Certification exam - EDU-1202. I myself had struggles and asked here in one of the topics for decent ones, where I can test myself and see "where I am at", before trying to pass the real thing, because after all, it's not cheap.
I've bought and tried almost every practice tests there are and they lack one or more of the few important things:
- Being up to date
- Following the topics of the exam
- Being clearly asked and avoiding ambiguity, so that the student concentrate on the answers and not wondering "What exactly is the question here"
- Being in the context of the exam itself, meaning that many ask some unrelated and very detailed stuff, which are not in this exams nature
- Not being hard enough or at least close to the difficulty of the real exam
- And the most important one for me not detailed enough and often no explanations at all and references to acquire more information
For me a good practice test should match the criteria listed above, or at least most of them.
That's why after I successfully passed the exam I decided to create my own practice tests. I started working on them as soon as I passed the exam, so I can remember how the questions were asked, how difficult were they approximately, what is the general form, etc.
To be honest I think I did pretty good work.
The thing that I am most proud of is that on each question I've provided detail explanation on the topic for it, so that the one trying to pass the exam gains some knowledge, even if he/she got the correct answer.
Further more, I've provided reference links to documentation, articles, etc., so that if by some reason my explanations are not good enough for you, you can just click the link and see other sources of information.
For me the biggest gain of practice exams is exactly that - acquiring some knowledge that was missing when you studied watching videos or reading books or articles.
I've posted the mock exams on the Udemy platform, so they are easily accessible. Further more, Udemy provides 30 days money back guarantee, so if I don't match the expectations you can always ask for a refund easily.
I know that many of you will not be very inclined to buy course without many reviews or buyers, but I encourage you to give it a chance, as I think you will learn a lot and as I said, you lose nothing.
If any questions arise I will be happy to answer here or on personal message
This was one of the most challenging certifications exams that I take so far. It's not just about Spring technology, but it is about general concepts and how and why they are implemented by Spring. That said, I read the documentation and all the books suggested, and to consolidate all that, I made some mock exams. The ones by Ivan Mirchev were the best.
Good questions, good explanation, and, when possible, links to the documentation, which helps even more. This structure was very helpful because reading the documentation is undoubtedly necessary to take this exam.
@Carlos Borges congratulations one more time for passing the exam!
Thanks for the good words. I tried to create tests as close as possible to the real exam, going through the "Study guide" they have provided.
I also tried to provide clear explanations and a lot of doc, whenever possible, so I am glad that in your eyes I have fulfilled these tasks
Further more I've added a 6th exam and now the questions are 300, which is the maximum possible for a course in Udemy.
I am always trying to fix some small things and mistakes, because let's not fool myself - there might be some
Even tho I don't have a lot of students yet, there's couple more that have passed the exam and are quite pleased with the mock exams, as they were able to learn a thing or two from them.
That said, on 08.10 was my birthday and I created a coupon for my course for the lowest possible price on Udemy.
I will post a link for it here and it is valid for 5 days, that should be until 13.10 I think.
Once I reach a 100 students I will do the same and create another post here.
I haven't posted here in a while.
I notice that the Spring certification topic is getting even more attention than usual, so I wanted to remind you all about me and the mock exams I've created.
I already have 300+ students. Yes, I know it's not many, but I am proud anyway
The reviews of my course are 100% real and I already have like 20-30 people who contacted me personally to brag about passing the exam. I hope they are even more that haven't!
I am not saying it's because of my questions, but I guess they helped just a little bit.
I will leave here a link to my practice tests once more. I added a coupon which will allows you to get them at the lowest possible price available on Udemy for the next 5 days.