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When should I appear for SCJP?

Priyanka Sardesai
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Joined: Jun 20, 2005
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Hi,

Around how much percentage I should get in mock tests to appear for final exam? and also in which mock tests?

Thanx
Priyanka
Kedar Dravid
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Joined: May 28, 2004
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K&B mock exam: Ideally 80%-90%
Dan Chisholm's tests: Ideally 75%-85%
Marcus Green's tests: Ideally 90+
Priyanka Sardesai
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Thanks Kedar
Chitra AP
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One of my friend used to score only around 70% with the mock exam, and with JQPlus, he was scoring 60 to 65%. But, he passed with the real exam.
Jeroen Wenting
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You should appear at least 5 minutes before the time on your appointment, 30 minutes is better (to have some margin for delays in getting there), an hour may be excessive


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S Santhosh
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Try this with your resultsMock Exam Comparision

San
udhaya kanagaraj
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hai!!!
In the real exam,
u will be able to score 10-15% more than what u scored in the mock exams.
regards,
udhaya
SCJP1.4
Srinivasa Raghavan
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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Hi Udhaya,
u will be able to score 10-15% more than what u scored in the mock exams

Is that true !!


Thanks & regards, Srini
MCP, SCJP-1.4, NCFM (Financial Markets), Oracle 9i - SQL ( 1Z0-007 ), ITIL Certified
vidya sagar
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Joined: Mar 02, 2005
Posts: 580
Hi


u will be able to score 10-15% more than what u scored in the mock exams


This best applies to K&B mock exam.It perfectly matches to me and my friends who taken SCJP with me.
Tim Rawerts
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Joined: Mar 08, 2005
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I want to get this straight. I took the first K&B mock exam last night and scored 70%. Are you saying that if I took the test right now I would score higher than 70%?

Thanks,
Tim Rawerts
vidya sagar
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hi Tim Rawerts

yes,surely and easily u can can 80+ in real exam(Hoping u had taken K & B without cheating yourself)
Shubhada Nandarshi
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Joined: Jun 10, 2005
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Can I get K & B mock exam on net?


Shubhada
Tim Rawerts
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Sorry to be dense, but I am new to the forum and I want to make sure we are talking about the same thing.

K&B = Kathy and Bert?

I was expecting S&B = Sierra and Bates.

Thanks again!

Tim Rawerts
Srinivasa Raghavan
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Yes. K&B means Kathy & Bert Bates.
Dave Wood
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Yes, K&B is Kathy and Bert.

IMHO, your goal here should be to LEARN all the material, not just to pass the exam. Don't take the exam when you think you know enough to barely pass (hopefully)...take it when you know the material so well that there's no way you could possibly fail! Then, when you put SCJP on your resume, you can boldly follow it with something more impressive, like:

SCJP: 92%

Just my $0.02.


Co-Author of <a href="http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jswing2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Java Swing</a><br />Co-Creator of <a href="http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-055.xml" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SCJP 5.0</a> and <a href="http://www.sun.com/training/certification/java/associate_beta.xml" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SCJA</a> exams
Chitra AP
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Joined: May 25, 2005
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Why K&B's mock exam allows only 90 minutes for 65 questions???
In the real exam, I think the allowed time 120 minutes for 61 questions, correct??
[ June 23, 2005: Message edited by: Chitra AP ]
Jeroen Wenting
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well said Dave, way too many people think of certs as something you cram for and get the badge so you can flount it on your resume, an attitude which severely hurts the value of the cert to people who are serious about their professions and DO know the subject matter.

Sadly many cert exams are such that you can get a high score by just cramming dilligently for a few days or weeks yet fail if you know the material well yet aren't good at cramming.

Chitra, the idea is that the mocks should be harder than the real thing so you won't have surprises.
By giving you less time for the mock you have to know more and work faster, which if you use the same pace at the real exam gives you more time to review answers you're not certain about.

SCJP: 85%, working on initial prep for SCJD.
Santana Iyer
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Joined: Jun 13, 2005
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Hi, I am new tell me where to find KandB mock test.
also marcus green's and other famous mock tests.
Shubhada Nandarshi
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I have 'Complete Java2 Certification' book.Is it enough?
 
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