I have absolutely no idea what to expect for the SCJP exam that I hope to take early next year, so what I want to know about is the kind of evironment that I will be in. Is it a case of me, the examination software, pen and paper and a calculater (call me old fashioned). At the end of it all, are we quitely given our results on a piece of paper or does some clever fella shout out "HA, darren Malt, 54%, you failed you prat". I just want as few suprises as possible. Thanks for any help.
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When I took mine, it was me, a computer, a few sheets of paper, a pencil, and a window I couldn't close(and it was pretty darn cold, too ) I don't believe you are permitted to take a calculator, nor do I think you should need one. When my test was completed, they printed a result sheet and let me know I passed. This is all based on taking the exam at a Prometric site, I don't know how different it will be elsewhere.
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Hi Darren, taking the SCJP exam is quite simple. You do not need a calculator and probably will not be allowed one in the test center. I took the exam a month ago and they did not allow me to take my own pen and paper. I was given a plastic sheet and a marker pen and they took them back after the exam. Before the exam starts you get an opportunity to play with the software and understand what all the buttons and checkboxes mean. I would highly recommend taking the software for a test spin. At the end of the test, when you click the submit button, the program shows you your test score and also prints it for you. Also, the test is not very long and if you can't solve a problem you can mark it for later review and come back to it after you have attempted the last question of the exam. Vivek
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Vivec and Eric, thanks for the reply. I some how feel more at ease already knowing the kind of environment I will be in. Now all I have to do is get the answers right. Daz.