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Is this encouraging enough?

Nart
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Joined: May 28, 2002
Posts: 95
Hi,
this is a second post of mine on this subject..
i did the Marcus Green exams, got 86%, 85% and 88% on them... i was told that scoring good on them is a good sign.. but i read what Marcus says about them being easier than the actual exam.. so am confused about that
if i pass Valentin's exam should i pass ?
also my worst point is GridBagLayout.. any good resources for explaining the exam related and important stuff.. cause it seems overwhelming
Corey McGlone
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Joined: Dec 20, 2001
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First of all, I think your scores are good enough to pass as they are. You should feel very confident going into the exam that you'll do well.
If you take Val's exam and pass, you'll pass the real exam.
I wouldn't worry much about GridBagLayout, either. It might appear on the exam, but in no more than 1 or 2 questions.
Corey


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Chung Huang
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Joined: Jun 21, 2002
Posts: 56
Valentin's exam, what is that? Where do I get it?


Let us be showered in the light of confusion!
Nart
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Joined: May 28, 2002
Posts: 95
here... http://www.valoxo.ch/jr/mocks/mock01a.html
Anthony Villanueva
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Joined: Mar 22, 2002
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i did the Marcus Green exams, got 86%, 85% and 88% on them... i was told that scoring good on them is a good sign.. but i read what Marcus says about them being easier than the actual exam..

I think the Marcus Green exams are as hard as the real one... The actual score that I got in my SCJP was just a shade off my Marcus Green averages. With your scores you have a good chance of scoring well.
Best of luck.
Jamal Hasanov
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Joined: Jan 08, 2002
Posts: 411
Hi, Nart
I suggest also to take this mocks for more encouragement:-)
Try to get more than 80% on them...
http://www.vivek.4mg.com/javacertification/jsexam.htm
http://www.go4java.20m.com/mock1.htm
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Orchard/9362/java/javacert/index.html
http://www.vivek.4mg.com/javacertification/jsexam.htm
http://www.go4java.20m.com/mock1.htm
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Orchard/9362/java/javacert/index.html
Good luck !
Jamal Hasanov
www.j-think.com
Nart
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Joined: May 28, 2002
Posts: 95
thanx all... i'll try Valentin's test and those links too Jamal.. i'll tell ya how I do
Nart
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Joined: May 28, 2002
Posts: 95
Hi...
I got 62.7% on Valentin's exam... now that was tough!!! its even hard to finish in 2 hours!!! Is this much harder than the real exam?
Guoqiao Sun
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Joined: Jul 18, 2001
Posts: 317
Dear Nart Seine:
You may want to try my mock exam at :
www.jiris.com .
Good luck!
Guoqiao
Originally posted by Nart Seine:
Hi...
I got 62.7% on Valentin's exam... now that was tough!!! its even hard to finish in 2 hours!!! Is this much harder than the real exam?


Guoqiao Sun<br />SCJP2 SCWCD2<br />Creator of <a href="http://www.jiris.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.jiris.com</a>, Java resource, mock exam, forum
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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For GridBag Layout read CoreJava 2 by Horstmann and Cornell. It covers Gridbag in detail
Alan Chong
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Joined: Jun 05, 2002
Posts: 106
Reading tutorials for GridBagLayout for 6 hours
doesn't bring the same as that by experimenting
GridBagLayout for three hours. One can never
understand GridBagLayout until he put his fingers on the keyboard. Three-hour experiment
will give you all you need.
Thiru Thangavelu
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Joined: Aug 29, 2001
Posts: 219
That's right. Out of 3 questions in AWT, I got 2 in GridBagLayout. That too conceptwise questions. So, you gotta understand the concept to get good marks.
[ June 26, 2002: Message edited by: Thiru Thangavelu ]

Thanks,<br />Thiru<br />[SCJP,SCWCD,SCBCD]
Jamal Hasanov
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Joined: Jan 08, 2002
Posts: 411
Hi, Nart
I think you're ready for exam - I think you'll get more than 85%....
Good luck!
Jamal Hasanov
www.j-think.com
 
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