This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Can anyone give me a direct link to free SCJP 1.4 practice exams from Sun?
I started with the 180 question practice exam from Sun, it cost half as much as the real test. It was very useful, especially as it looks very much like the real test, both the questions and the program. If you can afford them, get them.
As far as providing good practice, I found Dan's mock exams to be the best, no program, just print them off and answer them on paper. I just wrote the test today (90%) after completing 10 of Dan's comprehensive 29 question mocks, with an average of 73%. I got 66% on the first and 86% on the last. They are definitely harder than the real exam. I used Exam Cram 2 Java 2 Programmer [Brodgen and Green], K&B and, the Java Programming Language[Arnold, Gosling and Holmes] as reference materials.
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Congratulations on your great score, Peter!
Thank you for using my exams and thank you for recommending them.
I know that most people prefer to work my exams off-line from printed pages. I don't expect that to change, but I hope that more people will prefer to work from the pages that are printed in my new book. My book is far better than my web site, because the book provides additional material that is not available on the web site, the pages of the book are formatted to save paper, and you won't waste your printer toner. When the price of printer paper, toner and a binder is calculated, it is likely that my new book is the least expensive option.
I understand that a lot of people print the pages of my web site at work and don't really care about the cost. In that case, I hope that people will offer their employer the option of buying a copy of my book that can be shared by the employees. Once an employer calculates the cost of printing 10 copies of my web site, I'm sure that employer will agree that the book is the least expensive option.
There is another advantage of my book. The questions on the real exam and my book specify the number of answer options that must be selected, but the questions on my web site don't provide that information.
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[ July 29, 2004: Message edited by: Dan Chisholm ]