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Dan Chisholm
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Joined: Jul 02, 2002
Posts: 1865
The latest version of my mock exam, July 4, now has 78 questions distributed across four exams, A, B, C, and D. Each of the four exams contains 19 or 20 questions and each contains questions from all of the seven topics that I have covered so far.
A new set of seven exams has been added. Each of the seven exams focuses on a single topic. The topics are casting, control flow, exception handling, initialization, inheritance, inner classes, and operators. The single topic exams will be useful for those that are working through a study guide chapter by chapter.
Please try my mock exam at the URL contained in my signature.


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Alan Chong
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Joined: Jun 05, 2002
Posts: 106
I took exam A,B and C. They are tough. My scores in JQPlus averages to 82%. But I only got 65%
from yours. Some questions about program flow
take me very long time to figure out the answer.
Some of the ideas in your exams don't happen in
JQPlus. So it is very good to have yours, too.
I found one program in exam A could not give the result which matches the answer.
And there are another question that asking about
the result of output. The question doesn't say
how many options to choose. It asks something like this:
1. Prints A
2. Prints B
3. Prints C
4. Prints D
......
8. None of the above.
The output is B and D and so I chose 2 and 4.
But the correct answer is 8 because the output
is B and D. ( So 2 and 4 are wrong! )
I was a bit fainted!
Dan Chisholm
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Joined: Jul 02, 2002
Posts: 1865
Originally posted by Alan Chong:
I took exam A,B and C. They are tough. My scores in JQPlus averages to 82%. But I only got 65%
from yours. Some questions about program flow
take me very long time to figure out the answer.
Some of the ideas in your exams don't happen in
JQPlus. So it is very good to have yours, too.
I found one program in exam A could not give the result which matches the answer.
And there are another question that asking about
the result of output. The question doesn't say
how many options to choose. It asks something like this:
1. Prints A
2. Prints B
3. Prints C
4. Prints D
......
8. None of the above.
The output is B and D and so I chose 2 and 4.
But the correct answer is 8 because the output
is B and D. ( So 2 and 4 are wrong! )
I was a bit fainted!

Alan,
Thank you for trying my exam.
Yes, I think I know the question that you are referring to because you posted the same comment earlier. In the July 4 version of the exam I incorporated your suggestion to specify how many answers can be selected. The corrected version is shown below.

The correct answer is g because there are no break statements in the switch so both 3 and 4 are printed. The question is designed to catch those that do not notice that the break statements are missing.
Thank you for your suggestion.
Pinky Pandya
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Joined: Jun 09, 2002
Posts: 11
Hi Dan Chisholm,
I was searching for this kind of topic based mock exams for the long time. I am glad finally I found it!
Thanks for helping us.
Gopi
Dan Chisholm
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Joined: Jul 02, 2002
Posts: 1865
Gopi,
It's my pleasure.
It is very easy to organize my mock exam as a set of single topic exams since I actually develop the material in a set of topic based xml documents. Combining all of the topics into a cross topic exam is actually the real challenge. It requires me to parse the single topic xml files to load the questions into the Java collections framework. Fortunately, JDOM and Xerces do most of the work. After the questions are numbered by adding new elements to the JDOM tree structure, I then write the new JDOM representation of the document out to a new set of xml files. XSLT is then used to transform the xml into html. In contrast, keeping the topics in separate exams is easy.
Thank you for trying my exam.
Alan Chong
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Joined: Jun 05, 2002
Posts: 106
Hi Dan,
Thanks for your mock exams. They are very useful.
I am sorry I forgot to go back to where I posted
sometimes, so I didn't know you have read my last comment about your mock exam.
David Brafford
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Joined: Feb 11, 2001
Posts: 91
You might consider trying JCertify.
There is a "Select Objectives" dialog where
you can add/remove objectives from
consideration. JCertify tells you how many
questions there are in each category, and lets
you set the exam size, so if you want to
take an exam of 40 Object Oriented questions,
or 50 language fundamentals, it's simply a
few mouse clicks to build your own custom
exams, and off you go.
-------------------------------------
JCertify 6.0 now available
http://www.enterprisedeveloper.com/jcertify
Dan Chisholm
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 02, 2002
Posts: 1865
Originally posted by David Brafford:
You might consider trying JCertify.
There is a "Select Objectives" dialog where
you can add/remove objectives from
consideration. JCertify tells you how many
questions there are in each category, and lets
you set the exam size, so if you want to
take an exam of 40 Object Oriented questions,
or 50 language fundamentals, it's simply a
few mouse clicks to build your own custom
exams, and off you go.
-------------------------------------
JCertify 6.0 now available
http://www.enterprisedeveloper.com/jcertify

David,
Yes, just this morning I started thinking about developing an applet that would do something like that. Since all of my questions have been developed in a set of xml documents, it is easy to load them into just about anything. At this point, I have been using XSLT to transform the xml into html. I could also use JDOM to load the questions into an ArrayList that could be used by the applet to build custom exams. The applet could present a GUI that allows the user to select topics and the number of questions from each topic.
Sounds like fun!
I have been looking for a good excuse to play around with some applets again.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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