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Real vs. Mock Exams

Tom Bunting

Joined: Jul 25, 2008
Posts: 8
Howdy Ranchers,
I'm preparing for the SCJP 5.0 exam and just wanted to confirm a couple of aspects of the 'real' exam with the experts:

1. I have the excellent K & B study guide and have taken the LearnKey MasterExam which is included on the CD. Whilst this is a very useful exercise I was continuously frustrated by not being able to see all of the sample code at once, particularly on the lengthier questions regarding concurrency. There appeared to be no way to maximise the window - I appreciate that facilities at test centres will vary but someone please tell me the interface is a bit 'friendlier' on the real exam, or that you can at least see most/all of the code at once.

2. Is the sample code syntax-highlighted on the real exam?

3. Does the real exam tell you the number of correct answers to the multiple-multiple choice questions?

Many Thanks,
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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3. Does the real exam tell you the number of correct answers to the multiple-multiple choice questions?

Commonly asked. Yup, it does.

-Cameron McKenzie
Ralph Jaus
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Joined: Apr 27, 2008
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1. Yes, the interface in the exam is better und you'll see most of the code at once, in contrast to master exam.
2. No, there is no syntax highlighting.

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Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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Wow - I'd say the interface is maybe a little bit better, but I've been arguing with Sun for years that the exhibit code window is too small.

I would advise you to get used to having to scroll around to see all the code - it kinda sucks.



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Antonio Tercero
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Joined: Jun 05, 2008
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You have to be very careful with drag and drop questions:
If you review a drag and drop question, your previous answer will be erased.

Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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The real exam software sucks.

Beware the drag ad drop traps. You cannot review Drag and Drop answers without losing the answers.

The way the drag and drop elements are dragged is a little tricky.

I found the sample questions before the exam irritating. I just wanted to start the exam, not answer some feedback questions. I usually lie in them anyway since I just want to get done with them.

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Tom Bunting

Joined: Jul 25, 2008
Posts: 8
All - thanks for the tips and warnings!
I agree. Here's the link:
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