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JQPlus versus real exam

bill bozeman
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Joined: Jun 30, 2000
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Has anyone taken the test and also taken most of JQPlus' mock exam? I was wondering if there were some statistics on what scores people were getting compared to this mock.
I purchased this mock exam last week, and I will have to say that I find it great. Great questions with even better explanations of each answer. (and I am not even getting paid to say that ) I have gone through the first 3 standard tests and I am consistently getting in the mid 80's. (If I can learn to read questions more carefully and stop making stupid mistakes I should be able to get about 3 more correct )
Anyway, if anyone used these and has taken the real exam, could you let me know if you did better or worse on the real exam. I will be taking it on the 31st and was just curious.
Paul Anilprem
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Joined: Sep 23, 2000
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According to our experience 80+% score on JQPlus tests is quite good. As such, the tests are a little bit tougher than the actual exam. But the actual exam also has other factors associated like anxiety, new place, etc. So overall, we have observed that people score around same.
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Kalpesh Soni
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Joined: Jan 02, 2001
Posts: 312
hi bill
i have also purchased jqplus
and i really think i have made a wise decision
the tests are good
and i think i will get more than i get in these tests
bcoz the jqplus test questions are really tricky
i dont think sun will be that tricky with us
i am giving scjp on 12th feb
i wish you best of luck
dont forget to tell us about your experience
[This message has been edited by kalpesh soni (edited January 26, 2001).]

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Velmurugan Periasamy
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Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 95
I've been constantly getting above 90% in all the JQPlus Mock tests. In the real exam I scored 96%.
Best wishes.
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Judy YU
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Joined: Nov 19, 2000
Posts: 30
I purchased the test and I think it's really good. It helps to clear 3 wrong concepts so far:
1. IN KR book, it is said that inner class(except static inner class ) cannot have static members. JQPlus points out that such class can have static members as well, as long as these members are defined as static final constants.
2. In KR book, annonymous class in static context is implicitly static, JQPlus and JLS both point out that annonymous class is never static.
I just have another question, can annonymous class in static context refers to both static and non-static members in enclosing class?
3. A wrong concept that I had for a long time: instance initializer can only access instance members. Actually, both static and instance initializer can access static and non-static members as long as there is no forward reference.
JQPlus has other good parts, such as detailed explaination. It's good.
Val Dra
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Joined: Jan 26, 2001
Posts: 439
Have you made this pruchase online ? Because i am a bit worried they have no secure transactions there. Is it better to pay by check or money order instead ?

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Carol Enderlin
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Joined: Oct 10, 2000
Posts: 1364
Sorry I didnt' see this before your exam (congrats!), but I figured others still might be interested.
I took 5 JQPlus tests with results below (I also included what else I did in that time frame but did not include what I did prior, see certification results forum)
JQPlus Test 1 73%
JQPlus Test 2 78%
JQPlus Test 3 86%
Marcus Green #1 83%
JQPlus Random Test 83%
JQPlus All the Thread Questions
Marcus Green #2 80%
Mughal sample test in book 80%
Quick Read of Bill Brogden's Exam Cram.
Exam Cram (Chapter Qs, not the exam in the back) 84%
Then take The Real Exam 98%
Actual test results may vary as the JQPlus exams include a few questions outside the current objectives.

[This message has been edited by Carol Enderlin (edited January 31, 2001).]
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