Hi, I have been studying for the scjp, I've given some mock tests, (plan to give a few more) and I am going to take the exam in a week from now. I'd like to know of any changes in the format of the test (I have read the changes on Marcus Greene's site). My score in Marcus Greene's mock tests has been in the 75 - 85% range. I have studied from Khalid Mughal's book and have paid attention the details he's provided. However there was this one exam I gave online which was really, really hard compared to the others and has sort of dented my confidence a bit. I'd like a bit of input from anyone who's taken the test recently if there have been any drastic changes in the questions and if my performance is fair enough for the actual test. Thanks.
However there was this one exam I gave online which was really, really hard compared to the others and has sort of dented my confidence a bit. Don't underestimate yourself. The goal of the exam you are talking about is not to destroy your confidence but just to challenge you a little bit, that's all If you get about 45-50% at that exam, you are on the right track Good luck...
I agree with both Valentin and Anthony. The score that you get on a Marcus Greene exam is a good indicator of the score that you will get on the real exam. The mock exams that are more difficult than the real exam are great study tools, but a low score on such an exam should not be allowed to diminish your confidense. I developed the questions for my mock exam (see the URL in my signature) to validate my own understanding of the Java Language Specification. All of the feedback that I have received indicates that the result is an exam that is very, very difficult. That means that we can view the exam as a good study tool that does a great job of uncovering areas where a person can improve his/her understanding of the JLS and his/her ability to avoid making careless mistakes. Rather than look at the score that you get on my exam, instead, just use your errors as a study guide. My exams are a study tool only. They are not intended to predict your performance on the real exam.
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