my dog learned polymorphism*
The moose likes Programmer Certification (SCJP/OCPJP) and the fly likes Should I go for the exam???? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Murach's Java Servlets and JSP this week in the Servlets forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Certification » Programmer Certification (SCJP/OCPJP)
Bookmark "Should I go for the exam????" Watch "Should I go for the exam????" New topic
Author

Should I go for the exam????

Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Hi
I am just unable to decide whether should I go for the exam or not...
so far my score on different mock exams is as follows
Marcus Green #1,2,3 from 78-88%
Exam cram 85%
RHE 90%
John Hunt 85%
IBM 75%
Khalid 85%
I am actually confused as the above score is when I took these exam second time after a break of a week or so.....about RHE as I allready done all the questions in the end of each chapter two three times so it was easy for me to get 90% in its Mock as most of the questions are similiar...
I am planning to go for the exam next week should I go for it or i need more preparation......
I will appreciate a detailed response from a person who has allready took the exam
Thanks in advance..
Wali
Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Well Wali,taking the exam really depends on your confidence.
As far as mock exam scores go,all mock exams are not really consistent with the real exam.But I would say that Marcus's exam and Boone match MOST CLOSELY the real exam.
Also BE SURE to check out Sun's sample questions(One tip there!!)
One tip:After each exam ,be sure to RECHECK ALL YOUR ANSWERS.Are u doing that? U will find at least 3-4 mistakes(At least I always did).
However if u r not feeling confident , my advice is prepare for a bit more time.It never hurts to get a better score even if u r passing on all mocks.
If u plan to give the exam,BEST OF LUCK!!

------------------
Come on in !! Drinks are on the house in the Big Moose Saloon !!
Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
I would definitely take the exam. Your scores are high enough that there is a strong possibilty( 75% + ) that you will pass the exam with a score consistent with your mock exam scores(75-85%). Additionally, it sounds like your have put a significant time into studying so why not give it a go?
Stephen Beausang
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 11, 2000
Posts: 6
Sounds Like you and i are batting the close to the same. I was trying to make the same decision this morning, and since reading the other replies I think that I will go for it next week. Best of Luck.
Originally posted by WaliM:
Hi
I am just unable to decide whether should I go for the exam or not...
so far my score on different mock exams is as follows
Marcus Green #1,2,3 from 78-88%
Exam cram 85%
RHE 90%
John Hunt 85%
IBM 75%
Khalid 85%
I am actually confused as the above score is when I took these exam second time after a break of a week or so.....about RHE as I allready done all the questions in the end of each chapter two three times so it was easy for me to get 90% in its Mock as most of the questions are similiar...
I am planning to go for the exam next week should I go for it or i need more preparation......
I will appreciate a detailed response from a person who has allready took the exam
Thanks in advance..
Wali

Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
I am also in similar situation with you except Khalid's exam.
I haven't studied khalid's text book but took his exam and could score barely 56%. Since you have scored 85% I think you are in good shape because this is the xam I found toughest so far to get good score.
Could you please infrom how did you prepared for khalid's exam.
Any clue how can we get answers for his mock exam.
Thanks
Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Thanks for your reply
Udayan , Stephen, Siva and ah...
Siva I got better score in khalid is because I studied the book of khalid also ..the answers with explanation are in the back of the book..the name of the book is
A programmers Guide to java Certification
by Khalid A.Mughal & Rolf W.Rasmussen
Any one can tell me How many mock exams we should try before going for the actual exam
Thanks
Wali
maha anna
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 31, 2000
Posts: 1467
WaliM,
A person requested through email to send the list of Mock Exams urls myself attended for the SCJP exam. I thought this might be useful for you and others also. PLease take a look at them.
regds
maha anna
1.Javaranch - RulesRoundup game
http://www.javaranch.com/
2.Marcus green - Exam1
http://www.jchq.net/mockexams/exam2.htm
3.Marcus green - Exam2
http://www.jchq.net/mockexams/exam2.htm
4.Marcus green - Exam3
http://www.jchq.net/mockexams/exam2.htm
5.Majji
http://home-1.worldonline.nl/~bmc88/java/javacert/maji.html
6.Sun's sample papers
http://suned.sun.com/usa/cert_test.html?content=scpj2_answ
7.John Hunt(65)
http://users.aber.ac.uk/jjh/Java/certification/javacert.html
8.Bill brogden (18 out of 32)
http://www.lanw.com/java/javacert/TestApplet6.htm
9.Bill Brogden's Hardest questions
http://www.lanw.com/java/javacert/HardestTest.htm
10Poddler
http://members.theglobe.com/apoddar/questions.html
11MindQ
URL not working. I send you a copy of the test through email
12Majji - Exam1
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Cable/1025/exam1.html
13Majji - Exam2
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Cable/1025/exam2.html
14Majji - Exam3
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Cable/1025/exam3.html
15Barry Boone exam
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Orchard/9362/java/javacert/newboone1-19.html
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Orchard/9362/java/javacert/newboone20-39.html
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Orchard/9362/java/javacert/newboone40-70.html
16 JDCert - applet to download
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Orchard/9362/java/javacert/JDCert.html
17.Jargon - applet to download
http://www.sarga.com/java/jac.htm
18 Jxam - Java Exam simulator appln to download
http://eddiemcnally.hypermart.net/jxam.html
19 IBM online exam simulator
http://certify.torolab.ibm.com/
20 Another Exam simulator
http://www.software.u-net.com/applets/Exam/Exam.htm
21. Online Exam simulator
http://bmil.freeservers.com/tester/test.html
22Another mock exam
http://apollo.netservers.com/%7Efemibyte/javaquestions.html
23Valiveru's exam applet
http://valiveru.tripod.com/java/jvaltest.html
24.Applied Reasoning
http://209.242.122.83/JavaCertification.html
25. Mughal Khalid's exam applet
http://www.ii.uib.no/~khalid/pgjc/jcbook/engine.html

26 Robert and Heller's self test
http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/Books/certification/testyourself.html
27 Jammi's applet
http://www.jaworski.com/java/certification/
28. Absolute Java
http://www.absolutejava.com/articles/test-your-java-knowledge.html
29. JQuest applet
http://jquest.webjump.com/
30. Java Exam applet1
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Screen/5046/ftest1.html
31Java Exam applet2
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Screen/5046/ftest2.html
32Java Exam applet3
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Screen/5046/ftest3.html

[This message has been edited by maha anna (edited July 13, 2000).]
Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Thanks a lot maha that list is a great help
I have booked my test on 19th of july.... preparing for the exam for last three months ..........Now totally exhausted.....
Hope all of you will give me your best wishes..
Thanks
Wali
satish
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 03, 2000
Posts: 27
I am taking test on 18th July. I have taken only one mock test (marcus greene) till now and scored 85%. However I am planning to take as many tests as possible this weekend. It all depends on your confidence level. Since you have prepped enough, i think you should go ahead and take the test as soon as possible as you can concentrate on more interesting topics in java.


satish
Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Goodluck Walim, Sat and to all who's preparing for the exam. I'm preparing to take the exam by the end of July too. Hope we can make it.
...How did you guy's prepare for the Applet, IO, Graphics and Event listeners topic. Any tips... Thanks a lot.
Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
con't.
I have read through these topic but I don't know what topic should I give more study.
thanks again!
Sunita
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 08, 2000
Posts: 28
Hi Maha
could u please send mindq mock exam to my id:n.nkpriya@mailcity.com
Regards
Sunita
Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Good luck walim.
siva
Steve White
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 04, 2004
Posts: 2
No guts, no glory! You've wasted more than enough time and energy taking the mock exams, now it's time to prove what you know!
Harry Chawla
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 97
Hi Maha
Thanx for the comprehensive list of mock exams. i believe some of these exams are not in the list maintained by Java ranch. Can u pls update the list of mock exams in the Java Ranch - Roundup section.
Thanks.
 
 
subject: Should I go for the exam????
 
Similar Threads
Suggestions please....
Is is right time to appear for JCP.
Difficulty Level of Exam compared to Mock Exams
Passed with 92%
Passed SCJP 1.4 with 96%, share my experience here...