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Am I ready for the Exam? (updated: passed)

Kishore Balla
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I have Exam (SCJP 5.0) tomorrow and I know its already too late to ask this question

In last 3 days, I have taken 7 mock exams and here are my scores in them

K&B: Learnkey MasterExam: 53%

[Didn't like its interface. So, didn't download the bonus Exam. Immediately, bought whizlabs simulator which I've tried/liked before]

Whizlabs:

Diagnostic Exam: 69%
Practice Exam 1: 56%
Practice Exam 2: 78%
Practice Exam 3: 78%
Practice Exam 4: 72%
Final Exam : 76%

Failed in two and passed in others .. So, I guess I'm ready for the exam (I know.. I have no other choice )

I'm going to sleep now and tomorrow morning I will have 4 hours to prepare before the exam (Its at 14:00 IST).

I'm thinking about revising the Two minute drills and Exam Watch Points in K&B and also reading the SCJP Notes By Dave Allen once (I know this has lots of typos and few bugs ).

Any other links/suggestions welcome

Will update you guys with my score Tomorrow Evening IST

UPDATE:

Cleared the Exam with 88%

Actually my aim was just to pass the exam

[ August 17, 2006: Message edited by: Kishore Balla ]
[ August 17, 2006: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]

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Theodore Casser
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Just don't stress yourself out about things and you should be fine. Use the last few exams to figure out what to look over in the few minutes before the test, do a quick read-through of those subjects, and breathe.

Good luck!


Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
shilpa Reddy
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how long did you prepare for the exam....if you can...pls send me the link for the mocktest....i dont have the master key.....thanks in advance
Robbi Palacios
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Just to update i passed this exam September 2006 last year. I got an excellent score.

[ August 16, 2006: Message edited by: Robbi Palacios ]
[ September 26, 2007: Message edited by: Robbi Palacios ]

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nivas ratthaaq
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Kishore,
Just relax and face the exam.YOu will rock!NO doubt!You did enough preparation.
All the best
Amit Batra
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Good Luck!
Kishore Balla
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Cleared the Exam with 88%

Thanks everyone for helping me in achieving this
Kishore Balla
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Originally posted by Theodore Casser:
Just don't stress yourself out about things and you should be fine. Use the last few exams to figure out what to look over in the few minutes before the test, do a quick read-through of those subjects, and breathe.

Good luck!


Thanks for the Tips.. Did as you have suggested


Originally posted by shilpa Reddy :

how long did you prepare for the exam....if you can...pls send me the link for the mocktest....i dont have the master key.....thanks in advance


I have started preparing for the exam by reading the K&B book. It took 3 months for me to read/practise it for the first time (with busy office schedule). Then I quickly revised it in 10 days. Practised with the mock exams for 3 days. And finally took the exam.

And regarding mock exams.. The master exam will be in the CD which comes with K&B book. And whizlabs simulator, one needs to buy it (For Indians, Its just 15$ )

Originally posted by Robbi Palacios:

Go for it Kishore! I have forecast you'll get 90 above or even 100%.
All the best! I know you can do it.


Thanks Robbi.. Your forecast almost became true

Originally posted by nivas ratthaaq:

Kishore,
Just relax and face the exam.YOu will rock!NO doubt!You did enough preparation.
All the best


Thanks for the wishes nivas

Originally posted by Amitabha Batranab:

Good Luck!


Thanks
wise owen
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Congratulation!!!
Robbi Palacios
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Hurray! Congratulations
Robbi Palacios
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Was the exam difficult compared to the whizlabs
mock exam? What was your experience during the
exam were you nervous?
shilpa Reddy
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im also to take the exam this month...but i started the preparation only on aug 1st....is that ok.....wat are the mock exams that you should take.....is it very tough...how are the drag and drop questions...give us some tips
Kishore Balla
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Originally posted by Robbi Palacios:
Was the exam difficult compared to the whizlabs
mock exam? What was your experience during the
exam were you nervous?


The actual exam was easy. You need not compare it with whizlabs.. Most of the questions are just basics (like standard mistakes).. you can learn them all by taking lots of mock exams (taking lots of exams just before the exam helped me in mastering all these gotchas)

HTH
Kishore Balla
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Originally posted by shilpa Reddy:
im also to take the exam this month...but i started the preparation only on aug 1st....is that ok.....wat are the mock exams that you should take.....is it very tough...how are the drag and drop questions...give us some tips


Whizlabs mock exams are not that tough.. Actually they are very much close to actual Test.. Once you practise with them... then you can score much better in the actual Exam...

So.. Finish the K&B book (Read and Practise all code in it).. Revise it quickly... take the mock exams... Then Go for the EXAM
Robbi Palacios
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Kishore, did you take each of the whizlabs mock exams twice?
Barry Gaunt
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Congratulations on passing. Moving to Sun Certification Results...


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Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratz !


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Kishore Balla
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Originally posted by Robbi Palacios:
Kishore, did you take each of the whizlabs mock exams twice?


No... Each exam only once
Kishore Balla
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Originally posted by Mikalai Zaikin:
Congratz !


Thanks
Rajitha Arun
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Congratulation!! Way to go!!


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Bert Bates
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Great job Kishore!

We're glad the book helped.

Bert


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Rizwan Mohammad
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Congrats Kishore


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Kishore Balla
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Originally posted by Rajayalakshmi Balusamy:
Congratulation!! Way to go!!


Thanks Rajayalakshmi Balusamy
Kishore Balla
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Originally posted by Rizwan Mohammad:
Congrats Kishore


Thanks Rizwan Mohammad
Kishore Balla
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Great job Kishore!

We're glad the book helped.

Bert


Wow I was waiting for this

Thanks Bert Thanks you very much
Srinivas Kalvala
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Congrats Kishore.
Sai Surya
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Originally posted by Kishore Balla:


Thanks


Hi Kishore,

You said Whizlabs simulate is for 15$ for Indians, can you send me the link for it. How can I avail this facility? Is there any additional tax/charge I need to pay if I buy things online with Indian credit card?

- Surya


Sai Surya, SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 5.0, IBM 833 834
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Kishore Balla
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Originally posted by Sai Surya:


Hi Kishore,

You said Whizlabs simulate is for 15$ for Indians, can you send me the link for it. How can I avail this facility? Is there any additional tax/charge I need to pay if I buy things online with Indian credit card?

- Surya


When you open this page http://www.whizlabs.com/scjp/scjp-5.0-details.html from INDIA (may be they are deciding this based on client IP).. you will get prices based on indian currency
Ram Kumar
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HI Kishore

I had the same predicament and I followed your advice and cleared the exam today with 83%. I used the K&B book and it was great!. I tried their mock exams after each chapter and also the master exams and secured 65% in that.

But I wasn't confident at all and was wondering/worrying what to do and stumbled on your thread and found that you used the whizlabs to additionally helped you. I did the same thing I took all the exams and I also took the final exam as well. I secured 83% on my Sun Exam and cleared it is really really great today (oct 28, 2006). I will put my story in another thread detailing my prep as well to help others.

Thanks.


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