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SCJP 1.4 exam more like K&B or Dan Chisholm ?

Darya Akbari
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Dear all,

I will go for the SCJP 1.4 exam on monday. While I prepared with the K&B book I am now a little bit nervous .

The reason is that after going through Dan Chisholms mock exams I don't feel that strong anymore. He has a whole bunch of tough questions in it.

Can someone tell me what will await me in the exam? Is it more Dan's level or will it be of the K&B type


SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD
Jay Pawar
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It's more like K&B style. However, Dan's mock exams make your basics more stronger. The difficulty level in real exam is same as K&B questions.
Good luck for the exam.


Cheers,<br />Jay<br /> <br />(SCJP 1.4)<br />Heights of great men were not achieved in one day, they were toiling day and night while their companions slept.
Mike Gershman
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For the closest match to the real exam, try the $75 Sun SCJP practice exam set.

The SCJP has some very clever compiler error questions where you will solve the programming problem and miss the syntax or semantic error. None of the other mocks do this as well (thanks Kathy ).

The advantage of the mock exams is that they drill you on the material to the point that you don't forget the rules or waste time, remembering some some detail of threads or collections, that you could spend checking for errors - compiler errors or test-taker errors.

Good luck!


Mike Gershman
SCJP 1.4, SCWCD in process
Darya Akbari
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Thanks for your both good wishes. Mike I'll come back to Sun's 75$ practice test in case I fail. Now it's too late.
Darya Akbari
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Hi Mike,

I checked for Sun's SCJP practice exam and took the free 10 sample question option.

Can you tell me how many questions the 75$ practice exam do have?

Regards,
Darya
Mike Gershman
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As I remember, it's three standard length SCJP exams.
Darya Akbari
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Thanks.
Darya Akbari
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After passing the SCJP 1.4 exam today I can agree with Mike and answer the question by myself whether the real exam looks like the K&B mock exam. I would even go further and say that it exactly looks like from K&B.

Exam questions can be found inside the K&B book plus on the K&B book CD from Learnkey plus the Bonus exam from Learnkey.

If that is not enough and you want to get a high score I highly recommend Dan Chisholm's mock exam. However they are really time consuming and you need several days to do them all.

Good luck to those who are going for the SCJP.

Regards,
Darya
Carol Enderlin
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Congratulations!
Darya Akbari
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Thanks
ankur rathi
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Congrats Darya
Darya Akbari
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Thanks Rathi
meena latha
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congrats Darya
I would like to know if there is a skip button in the screen.
If there is one how would be get back to the skipped question...

Thanks
Darya Akbari
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Thanks Ramya ,

it's not a skip button but a 'Mark' checkbox on the top left. The user interface is very convenient.

Regards,
Darya
 
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