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Review of Whizlabs Exam Preparation Tool

Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3226
I have no business interest in one way or the other but I have to say that they have done a very good job with their first-to-market SCWCD exam preparation tool.
The first thing that struck me was how easy it was to install. (C'mon Java programmers (like me), you know how clumsy some Java programs can be to install and run).
I was also impressed (and I would like to know how they did it) that it runs relatively fast in old PCs (original Pentium 133s, e.g.)
The content (which is the most important part, of course), has been well thought out. The authors know their stuff and they seem to have read the O'Reilly books too!
Congratulations to them.

Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
Rachel White
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 04, 2001
Posts: 37
Hi Tony,
You along with rajat have really boosted my confidence about the quality of SCWCD@Whiz.
Even i am amazed with the features and the quality of questions.
Now i am very much hopeful that i'll also be coming up with the flying colors like rajat.
BOL to all
Jacob Martin

Joined: Aug 28, 2001
Posts: 23
Thanks Tony
Who else can be better than a sheriff for giving reviews?
It really gives me confidence.
Marcus Green
arch rival

Joined: Sep 14, 1999
Posts: 2813
And if Tony did have problems with a product, he wouldn't be shy letting us know . Thanks Tony, I think those Whizlabs chaps are worth watching.

SCWCD: Online Course, 50,000+ words and 200+ questions
Sudeepa Basu

Joined: May 23, 2001
Posts: 21
Thanks Tony and Marcus.
It helps
Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3226
He he! Obviously Marcus has known me for a long (Internet) time.
It was mainly his site that helped me get a pretty high score in the SCPJ2 Cert.
(...Now if I could only get the same score in the SCWCD!)
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
On a related note, they have a similar product in the pipline for XML certification that is currently being reviewed by me. They have done a good job there too! Kudos guys
[ PS : I donot have any business affiliation with Wizlabs ]

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Dave Vick
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
Thanks Tony, when I get closer to actually taking the test I'm going to need a good mock test and it sounds like this is going to be a good one.
Everyone is denying any business interest in them...
maybe we should all get an interest and go buy some stock
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform

Rajat Singla
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 21, 2001
Posts: 63
Hi Dave,
UR True lets have some stock of whizlabs
if nothing else i believe i will be atleast their first scorer of the month.
all the best
Richa Sachdev

Joined: Sep 09, 2001
Posts: 7
Dear Tony,
Thanks for your feedback.
You are very true. I've working on java based products for years and like you me too amazed with the performance of the interface. Nice features.
I had tried only the Trial Version. Tomorrow i am going for the registered version.
In very few days this forum has grown with so many people and list of resources, like one made by Carl.
IT really moves fast. Hope the same speed of recovery for everyone in US.
All the best
Max Tomlinson
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 17, 2001
Posts: 365
I've purchased the tool and have a couple of comments:
a) all in all it's good but I have found errors in one or two the questions, which should be cleaned up.
b) general documentation could use another pass.
c) I found the locked-down installation user keys a limitation. I was only able to install the product on one machine when I wanted to have it on another as well but the keys prevented this.
Kevin Yip
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 17, 2000
Posts: 110
If I upgrade my PC I'll NOT be able to re-install the SCWCD@WhizLab simulator again.
Even you upgrade your OS from Windows 95 to 98, or 98 to ME, or ME to XP, or to NT or 2000, the original user key will NOT work again.
That's exactly the reason why I bought JWebPlus instead of it.

[This message has been edited by Kevin Yip (edited September 13, 2001).]
Jacob Martin

Joined: Aug 28, 2001
Posts: 23
I am using scwcdwhiz and am quite happy with it. Regarding using it on different machines, you just need to write to them and they immediately provides the new keys.
I think people thought, even myself at the first stage, that you will need to purchase another license.
Now i've been preparing both at work and home.
I think they should mention it on their site that you can work at different machines without purchasing the new license.
All the best to all of you
Ronit Malhotra

Joined: Sep 14, 2001
Posts: 14
Thanks jacob, even i was under the same impression.
But its mistake on their part to not clarify. May be to avaoid misuse
I am happy now but i will write to them for not making it clear.
Best wishes
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