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Recent posts by Pradeep Chopra

Thanks Prathap! I appreciate your kind words.

Hi Greenhorn (David) - I received your valuable feedback on my mail. Thanks for the same. I suggest that you change your user name here to reflect your true name.

Keep participating at JavaRanch and looking forward to serve you again at Whizlabs.

Best wishes,
Pradeep

Hi Greenhorn,

I am one of the co-founders of Whizlabs and have recently resumed Whizlabs after a break of around 2.5 years. It has always been my pleasure participating at JavaRanch and we owe a lot to this community.

I really feel sorry for your experience. We are in the process of updating/revamping few of our Java certification products and trainings and SCEA Exam Prep is one of them. We will truly appreciate if you can provide your inputs in terms of the gaps you identified in our product so that we can ensure that the future users of our product don't go through the same experience you've had. Please feel free to write to me directly at pradeep (at) whizlabs (dot) com.

Once again, our apologies for your experience. Please do mail us for the refund request if you have not already done that.

Looking forward to your support!

Best wishes,
Pradeep Chopra
Dear Stu,

Firstly, I apologize on behalf of Whizlabs for your experience. Although, we've had a great success with our SCJA product over the last 7 months, I've passed on your feedback to the Author for immediate action.

I would appreciate if you can mention the question numbers in which you feel errors/bugs are present to me at p.chopra@whizlabs.com. Your feedback is highy valuable and I can promise you that we will take an appropriate action, including refunding your money.

Best wishes,
Pradeep
12 years ago
Thanks for your interest.

There are 3 exams: Diagnostic, Practice 1 and Final. Each consists of 69 questions (207 in total). You are probably looking at only Practice exam.

Hope this clarifies.
Dear Ranchers,

For those of you who couldn't win and are still interested in the Preparation Kit; today (July 24th) is the last day for you to avail the special 50% discount. I know that many of you are confused about how to avail this special offer.

To avail this, follow the below link:
http://www.whizlabs.com/partners/javaranch/index.html

For any kind of support, write to us at support@whizlabs.com.
12 years ago
Congratulations!

We look forward to your participation starting Aug 8th in SCJP forum.
12 years ago
Thanks Jeanne for giving us this opportunity.

Since you didn't mention the URL to avail our special offer, I am taking this opportunity to provide that.

Dear Ranchers,

Please follow the below URL to avail our special but time limited offer:
http://www.whizlabs.com/partners/javaranch/index.html

For any query related to it, please feel free to write to us at support@whizlabs.com.
12 years ago
Thanks Kedar for your appreciation. Over the last few days, I've received a large number of mails regarding the discount offer I talked about and we are planning to formally launch our special offer to all JavaRanchers.

I would advice you to write to us at sales@whizlabs.com mentioning about this thread for a special discount.

Austin: I hope you've received my response. Please write to us at sales@whizlabs.com in case you need any further support.

Best wishes,
Pradeep
Thanks M Abidi for your valuable feedback. At present, we only have print in the Reporting Module.

We will consider your input for the future releases.

Best wishes,
Pradeep
Thanks Raghu and Ice for your response. As I mentioned earlier, we will consider your suggestions and at this point of time (if there is a significant interest), we can offer special price for JavaRanchers.

Regarding offer the questiosn in the .txt/.doc or any other dump format, I would like to say that this will spoil the whole purpose of "Exam Simulator". From our expertise and experience in this field of over 5 years, I can very confidently say that taking the practice exams as close to the real exam (both in terms of environment and content type) makes a huge difference to one's chances of success. So, its not worth even if you get it at 1/4th of price. I would strongly recommend you take the practice as if its your final exam. Believe me, you will not be surprise/shocked when you appear for the actual exam, which happens to many people who don't go prepared in the simulated environment. Anxiety is one of the major factors which puts you down in the actual exam.

Also, do read about how can a simulator ensures your success through our new simulator features page at http://www.whizlabs.com/product-offering.html.

Please feel free to give your inputs.

Best wishes,
Pradeep
Dear Reghu,

Thanks for raising this question as I know that few other people would also want to have it answered.

To answer your question, I would like to say the following:
a.) I hope you have seen the latest version of our product and I am sure that one can't compare it's features and functionality with other products which are available at lower cost. Please visit the below page for complete details about it:
http://www.whizlabs.com/product-offering.html

b.) If you look at the price of some of the older players like Transcender, you would say that ours is cheaper . Although they don't offer the J2EE simulators we've.

c.) When we started Whizlabs 5 years back, we too had similar pricing and you could compare our product with the other products you are talking about. Since then we've added significant value to our products and services, parallel to our growth. We are the only ISO 9001-2000 certified company to offer IT certification exam simulators and we are the world leaders in J2EE certification exam preparation. To be very honest with you, we've more commitment to serve our customers than to make profit and it has been the fundamental value for all of us at Whizlabs.

However, we do understand that it is still not affordable to many people, whom we would like to serve. To compensate for that we offer a special Buy 2 Get 1 FREE offer through which you can get discount over 35% and occassionally offer special discounts.

I'll still take your feedback and consider it seriously for possible actions.

One of the possibility I can think of right now is that we can think of offering a special discount on our products to all JavaRanchers.

Let me hear from you and other JavaRanchers about this possibility.

Best wishes,
Pradeep
Hi Graeme,

Please mail us at support@whizlabs.com with your query. If you are talking about the CD you received in the PGJC2E study guide, do let us know.

Best wishes,
Pradeep
Thanks Srini for your response but I am not clear about what you are saying. Since long time, our WebLogic simulator has 5 Mock Exams (3 Practice, 1 Diagnostic and 1 Final).

At the time of the launch, the first version had 3 Mock Exams and the next version launched had 5 exams. If you are saying that we delayed the launch of the next version, I accept that. But, we never stated that the product has 5 exams when it actually contains 3 exams.

To be very honest with you: we never intend to launch the product in two versions but its always on the request of people that we launch an interim version and sometimes (as in case of SCDJWS), we got to delay the launch of the next version due to some emergencices. At the same time, the first version we launch generally has 150-200 questions, which is the total number of questions offered by companies like Transcender. We are the ones who started offering very High number of questions (5-12 mock exams) across all of our products.

At the same time, we have to be responsible for the launch of the next version (with 5-6 mock exams), whenever we promise. Thus, in the previous mail, I am taking the responsibility for not meeting our promise.

As I am leading the Certification Preparation Group at Whizlabs, I will greatly appreciate the feedback/suggestions/comments any of you may have about our products and services. Please feel free to write to me at p.chopra@whizlabs.com.

I hope this answers your question. You can write to me directly for any clarification or suggestions.

Regards and best wishes,
Pradeep Chopra
Dear Ranchers,

I am Pradeep, one of the co-founders of Whizlabs.

Firstly, I would like to extend my apologies for responding late to the community and letting the confusion and concerns pile up to this level.

As you know we started the development of the product with Valentine Crettaz as one of the authors. We launched first version of the same to match the current demand and simultaneously continued the development further aiming to add on to the next version in time, which was promised on our site till April 12, 2005.

But as we went on, some unforeseen circumstances cropped up and our second author was unable to complete the development of the product. We talked to few of our customers who had bought our product to gauge the demand so that we could take a decision for the development which got affected. On the basis of the responses we received from this sample set of buyers, and the prevailing collapse in our earlier plan of development, we halted it.

I know the reasons are intrinsic to our organization and I do take full responsibility for them and for any inconvenience that it may have caused to any of you.

Now, looking at the feedback we've received recently, we are very clear that the next version is required. We are trying to recuperate and would soon be able to cover up the track. We are in the final stages of our search for a new author to finish the almost ready product. I would request you all to trust our commitment of serving our customers the best possible way we can.

I know for those people who bought before we removed our claim of launching a next version it may not be feasible or desirable to wait any longer. For them we would like to offer a partial refund of 50% on the purchase amount or one free product from any of our J2EE exam simulators (i.e. certification simulators for Sun and IBM exams). To avail this or for any other feedback/query, please write to me at p.chopra@whizlabs.com.

I look forward to your understanding and continued patronage.

Regards and best wishes,
Pradeep Chopra
Hi Kinu,

I am one of the founders of Whizlabs and I would like to clarify that we are not a fly-by-night/cheater or any such organization. We are now close to 5 years old and I personally know how much contribution we've made in the career's of lakhs of IT professionals worldwide.

For WebSphere (287) Exam Simulator, please note that as mentioned on our website there are 5 Mock Exams: 1 Diagnostic Exam, 3 Practice Exams and 1 Final Exam. For all of our exam simulators, there is 1 Diagnostic and 1 Final exam and rest are Practice exams.

Please let me know if you are having any difficulty in find 5 Mock Exams as briefed above. Feel free to write to me at p.chopra@whizlabs.com.

I hope this answers your query.

Best wishes,
Pradeep