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Level of difficulty of actual exam?

Deepak Bajoria
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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I would like to know what the level of difficulty of actual exam SCJP 5 in comparison to K&B master exam.

Is the K&B master exmas more difficult than the actual one?


SCJP 5 - 93%
Mark Freeman
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Joined: Aug 02, 2006
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hi Deepak. I found them to be quite similar with regards to difficulty.
Sandeep Bhandari
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Joined: Apr 16, 2004
Posts: 201
The actual exam difficulty is moderate.

They will ask you about daemon threads but the answer will be compilation error because of missing semi colon. (This is just an example and not actual test question)

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Ralph Jaus
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Joined: Apr 27, 2008
Posts: 342
Hi Deepak, I found the master exam a good deal harder than the real exam. In scores: Master/free bonus exam: 76%/78% vs. 98% in real exam. If you are searching a little in the forum you'll find more figures to get a feeling.

SCJP 5 (98%) - SCBCD 5 (98%)
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