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Another little SCWCD competition

Marcus Green
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I have been working on another 69 question SCWCD mock exam and need some testers to use it. Access to the exam requires a pass key which I will give to anyone who spots and error or gives feedback resulting in an update to any of the material on my site. My site is probably the biggest currently freely available set of information on the web for the SCWCD exam. The item I am particularly looking for feedback on is the summary exam. See the material at

http://www.examulator.com/moodle/course/view.php?id=5&topic=all


SCWCD: Online Course, 50,000+ words and 200+ questions
http://www.examulator.com/moodle/course/view.php?id=5&topic=all
Chandra Bhatt
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Joined: Feb 28, 2007
Posts: 1707
Great Job Marcus,


Are questions available for testing?

Thanks,


cmbhatt
Mark Garland
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Joined: Nov 11, 2006
Posts: 226
Hey Marcus,

I followed your link and clicked summary quiz at the bottom.

Personally, I didn't sit the whole quiz (would take a long time), but it all seemed to work.

My feedback would be:
- Why do I need to log in? I know when studying for the exam in my lunch breaks and after work, time is limited. So, it frustrated me when I had to create accounts for each website I tried. Was good to simply dive in to a test when you had a spare 15 minutes.
This isn't the case with Java Ranch's Exam, or These, and many of these. I then needed to "enrol in a course" unless I've gone completely off track?
- The page seems to be quite wide in firefox as I get "Pages:" then 1 to 69 which tends to scroll off the screen.
- "save without submitting" vs. "submit all and finish". Could we have a "submit" button which moves onto the next screen automatically? Shame to have to save, and then find the link of the next question (which could involve scrolling).

Aside from above, the questions I answered all seemed pretty good (I'm ashamed to say I only did about 5 and got one wrong! :roll: ).

I know when preparing for this exam, I tended to learn far more using these mock exams which would challenge things you thought you knew, and I think they have a real impact on exam grades.

Keep up the good work!
[ June 29, 2007: Message edited by: Mark Garland ]

28/06/06 - SCJP - 69%, 05/06/07 - SCWCD - 92%, 28/02/08 - IBM DB2 v9 Fundamentals (Exam 730) - 87%, 18/11/08 - IBM DB2 v9 DBA (Exam 731) - 89%, 26/02/11 - SCBCD - 88%
Marcus Green
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- Why do I need to log in? I know when studying for the exam in my lunch breaks and after work, time is limited. So, it frustrated me when I had to create accounts for each website I tried. Was good to simply dive in to a test when you had a spare 15 minutes.
There are two reasons. One is so that a student can check there scores over time, i.e. as they are not anonymous they can see what score they got previously. The other is that the system is designed for an educational environment where there is a need to track access to the system. For me an additional reason is that I use the system for delivering commercial paid for content and thus I want the ability to restrict access.


- The page seems to be quite wide in firefox as I get "Pages:" then 1 to 69 which tends to scroll off the screen.

Yes, that is an annoyance it would be good if the numbering wrapped around after a certain amount. Well I have the code and I guess I could hack it

- "save without submitting" vs. "submit all and finish". Could we have a "submit" button which moves onto the next screen automatically? Shame to have to save, and then find the link of the next question (which could involve scrolling).

Very interesting idea.

Aside from above, the questions I answered all seemed pretty good (I'm ashamed to say I only did about 5 and got one wrong! ).


Many thanks for your feedback. Most appreciated.

Marcus
Mark Garland
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Posts: 226
No problem.
Always willing to give feedback - especially after I found your SCJP mock exams so useful. Spent a lot of last summer sat in the garden with them printed out in a giant binder.
uday ogra
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Joined: Jul 03, 2007
Posts: 66
hi marcus
this is ma 1st message in this public forum...
i went through examulator.com......
you have done an excellent job....
i liked the level of the quizzes....
i hope they are very close to the real level....
as far as the correction is concerned just check the question number 19 of summary quiz 1.....the 2nd option is saying HTML GET method.....shoudn't it be HTTP GET....
I am again going through it to check any other miss prints...will let you know...


People laugh at me just because i am different and i laugh on them just because they all are same.That's ATTITUDE<br /> <br />IBM DB2 8.1<br />SCJP 1.4<br />SCWCD 1.4<br />Oracle 9i-007<br />IBM XML 142<br />SCJA<br />SCBCD5<br />SCDJWS<br />IBM Websphere MQ 994<br />IBM SOA 664
uday ogra
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Hi marcus
I am planning to give scwcd this weekend.So can I get the password of your 3rd test because I think it will be closest to the real exam level.
Marcus Green
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sent via private message on javaranch to you uday
uday ogra
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Thanks Marcus...I got it
Mihai Radulescu
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Joined: Sep 18, 2003
Posts: 916

Hi Marcus

I have a problem, I can not access any quiz, I already create an acount but every time when I try to access a quiz I land on an empty page. Do I need a spcial acount (rights) ? Can you direct me ?

Regards,
M


SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, OCPJBCD
srikanth velugula
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Joined: Apr 12, 2007
Posts: 3
Hi Marcus,
Your examulator.com rocks but please make the forums more comfortable. I cant see reply or post buttons any where. I wonder how others able to post queries. I mailed you so many suggestions to your id mail@marcusgreen.co.uk but dint receive any reply. Please mail me the pass key as iam going to take SCWCD in 2days. I have so littel time please help.Reach me at [EMAIL]srikanth.velugula@gmail.com[EMAIL]

Thankyou
Srikanth.
Marcus Green
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srikanth, my humble apologies for not replying to yuor emails which I have received. I will respond in detail and update the material and send you the key. I will also investigate the issue of the reply button.
srikanth velugula
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Thanks Marcus, I succesfully cleared SCWCD with a good percentage. Your examulator.com helped me alot. Sincerely I read only material designed by you and I recommend it for all exam takers. My preparation was for only 2 weeks and for short durations I believe no other tutorial than examulator is better. I would like to see tutorials in examulator.com for other SUN certifications too. Thanks again.
Marcus Green
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Many thanks for your feedback and especially your correction material. I have been working on the SCWCD material since last April a year and four months ag and I consider it finished now at 54,000 words. I am going to take a break from writing about Java for a while and play my guitar for a while.
Christophe Verré
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Good luck Marcus. I wish I could have helped more, but got really busy recently


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