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Was shock by HFS&JSP final mock exam result

Gowher Naik
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I was shock after solving HFS&JSP final mock exam.I got 45%.
I cleared all wizlabs exams.
I also cleared all javarunch exams.
I have gone through HFS&JSP book 3 times.
Now i dont know how to enchance my performance.
Please give your advice.
Christophe Verré
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If you've got a decent score in Whizlabs, I think it should be ok.
The result at HFSJ's final mock might be deceptive. Many ranchers complain it's way to difficult, and finally have a +20% at the exam.

Did you take your time to do it, or did you finish it "quick and dirty" ?


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Siddharth Purandare
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Hi Gowher,

I also heard a lot about this final mock of Head First. Many Ranchers complaint that it�s a bit tough I also fear to give this exam before my final exam schedule.

To the Authors:

If the final exam is so tough, and I read that it doesn�t have the number of correct answers marked so instead of motivating a person it de-motivates the candidate before the final exam? What should we do in such case? I am also planning to give the exam on this Saturday as I will give the final exam on Monday? Let us know about this.


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Siddharth Purandare
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Hi Gowher,

let me know your e-mail address I guess we are in the same phase of preparation. I am in Mumbai.
Gowher Naik
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Gowher Naik
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i am also in Mumbai.
Celinio Fernandes
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I do not think that you should be shocked, it is a hard one - too many possible answers, very few clues - and I really hope the real exam is much more easier.


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Amir Alagic
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I guess that you can get at least + 10% on real exam... it is little bit easier than HFSJ mock exam. some people get +20% but before you go to exam I guess you should try to read more and repeat parts that you find hard...
Christophe Verré
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And that's a punishment for not thanking people helping you here
Bryan Basham
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Originally posted by Siddharth Purandare:
To the Authors:
If the final exam is so tough, and I read that it doesn�t have the number of correct answers marked so instead of motivating a person it de-motivates the candidate before the final exam? What should we do in such case? I am also planning to give the exam on this Saturday as I will give the final exam on Monday? Let us know about this.


Hi Siddharth,

Well, the mock exam was intended to be hard. However, we do not intend for there to be errors in the mock exam. If you find errors, please post them to O'Reilly's errata page.

Regards,
Bryan
Bert Bates
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I've heard the add 10 pts. rule, and occasionally the add 20pts. rule. I would say that if you're score is in the 40% range on the HFSJ final mock you're cutting it pretty close

I would want to get that number up into the 60% neighborhood, at least, before tackling the real exam.

good luck!


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Siddharth Purandare
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Thanks a lot Bryan and Bert for listening to our Concerns. I am a BIG fan of your book so I was just worried whether the final mock may turn out to be a dissapointment before exam.

But now I am quite relieved after your posts. Thanks again for posting.
 
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