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am i ready or need more practice

zaghal mohd
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Joined: Jun 27, 2002
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Any one can give me advice from his experience about my situation
before tow month I started to preparing java I used tow books beside that java ranch saloon
When I come to solve first mock exam contain 30 quotations I had got 11 correct quotations the other is not so is that mean I have to repeat the material or keep going with mock exams one of my friend told me stop studying and solve more questions I need
some body guide me please
Thanks in advance

Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

take another mock or two, it will give you a good idea of what sections you need more work on. Then you can go back and study those -- after that take some more mocks til you consistently score at least 80%, then you're all set to go!
[ August 01, 2002: Message edited by: Jessica Sant ]

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Panagiotis Varlagas
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Joined: Nov 27, 2000
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The mock test from Mughal's (Addison-Wesley) book is probably one of the hardest. If you do well on that one, then most likely you are ready to go out and take the actual test. Think of that mock test as the litmus test of whether you are ready for the exam. But, then, your mileage may vary.
Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
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The passing of a test (in any subject) should be the natural byproduct of knowing that subject. So the question is: do you know Java? Can you answer some of the questions posed on forums like this? I am also studying Java and wish to pass the SCJP exam but I will do it when it feels to be the natural thing to do.
Good luck

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zaghal mohd
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Related to my questions I tried Mughal's mock exam and what I solved around 40% that make me wonder if I am ready or not BTW as you mentioned Mughal's mock exam is hardest one and didn�t know that until Panagiotis told me that I am trying now to solve 2000 questions
after that I will decide to do exam or not thanks all and good luck
Thanks for having some patience with me.
Yours respectfully zaghal mohd
Barry Gaunt
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Then I misunderstood you. I understood that you have attempted some mock exams and got less than the 61% (in fact 11 correct out of 30) that you need to pass. If that were so you would need more knowlege, practice, and good luck.
I now understand that you have done two kinds of mock exams one with 11 questions and the other with 30 questions and can now consistently get a perfect score in each of those mock exams. Is the question now whether to take the real exam or to take more mock exams?
There are many mock exams out there, some to me seem impossibly difficult and some that state that the real exam is harder than their exam. Have you done Sun's example exam questions (costs 75USD for 3 months access )? Surely they should be representative?
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