First I will thank for you idea and willing to convert the mock exams. This is our idea to convert the mock exams provided in html or text format to XML (JPilotExam doc format) to simulator with the JPE Simulator. Couple of guys are started preparing questions from the discussions in various groups mainly from javaranch. We will provide these exams under "GNU Free Documentation License".
And we are also planning to write request mails to the authors of mock exams to give permission in converting their exam in to XML format, by retaining all their copyrights.
The main advantage for this is, all the available exams will be in one format to use with one simulator which is a open source project.
Almost two years back, I converted Eduro Cobians mock exam into JPilotTest (http://geocities.com/rahmanjava
) by taking his permission. And also the questions posted in javaranch. The idea of this project started there only from the requests and sugessions given by the community. I desided to release the code of the simulator as open source so that any one can use it.
It will be great helpful for the community to have many mock exams under one format and those can be used for a simulator to selftest.
We are hoping that authors will give us permission, as we are a group of people spending our valuable time to help the community in certification exams.
JPilotExam Project not only provides exam simulator, but also an exam builder and have many more features which will help the aspirant to get good score. Please have a look at the project and provide your comments and sugessions.
I fully agree with all you people and we will host only those exams for downloads from sourceforge.net that are having authors permission (As you can see for Eudoro Cobian SCWCD and JavaRanch SCBCD exams contains the information).
We got a suggesion from one author, to include a tag in the XML that contains the copyright details other than the author information and descriptions. And for including questions from multiple authors, the explanation of the question will contain the deatils of the author. We are including these.
Our team is working hard in bringing this useful project to the community. We request the ranchers, authors and the community to extend the helping hand in making this useful project a success.
We sincerely invite your valuable contributions, comments, wise suggestions in making of this useful project a success.
Rasheed - We are discussing this offline upto now. I created a mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org
for the mock exam discussion. Join us there.
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