the most frustrating thing in the SCJP preparation is the ambiguity given by the online reference material/tests.
just solved dan chisholm test on Threads. got only 9 corrects out of 22.My life turned hell. before it solved K&B book Threads test and got 15 correct out of 2 questions. Sowhat does this indicate? Do i still need to develop the competitive level to pass the exam i have already read k&b twice and taken passed all the tests when iread it 2nd time.
IS the preparation level expected by the exam satisfied if you nail the K&B book throughly ???
After all passing the exam is iequally mportant (as one invest 7000 rupees i.e. 150$) as it is to preapre in a proper amount of time. If one gets bogged down on loads of preparation material then, of course its going to add to the knowledge, but what about the constraint of getting certified within a short amount of time ??? There has to be a golden mean between these two aspects
So what do you all think ???
If i need to get certified by january first week....will it be ok if i do -
1) K&B book full + the 2 mocks in it 2) whizlabs full (this too is sometimes ambiguous and has questions that deviate from exm objectives) 3) enthuware simulator all tests
WILL IT BE OK IF I DO ABOVE THREE ???
please reply guys....its been almost 1 month since i have been preparing. and havent yet developed a final exam strategy
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
is this for 1.4 exam?
to my opinion, you can get 100% if you read the k&b well.
note: give added attention on the last chapter, on threads, as it was the most difficult (to me). i miss only 2 questions, and those are both on threads.
for 1.4, there are millions of free sample questions on the web. there is no reason to buy the expensive whizlab, other than seeing the simulation(but there are other software that can show you simulation at lower price)
also, if you take k&b's or any other exam sets, more than once, the second and following takes are not indicative of anything, as you might have memorized the question already.
Joined: Oct 14, 2002
I think that Dan created a document or something, and in effect he has two sets of questions. One set is really, really detailed, and will give you a deep understanding of the material - but it's much deeper than the real exam, so it's not the best way to estimate your score. Then I believe he provides a second set of questions that are much closer to the real exam.
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