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How hard is the SCJP exam?

David Pleydell
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Joined: Oct 24, 2008
Posts: 8
Hi,

I've been practicing questions and reading the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 - Study Guide book.
Is the exam as hard as the questions in the book? (and practice exams that come with it?)

I've tried the whizlabs questions and can get a pass mark fairly easily but I can find the questions in the study guide difficult sometimes.

David
Ankit Garg
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Joined: Aug 03, 2008
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Hi David, welcome to Javaranch

Actually david the real exam is easier than the questions in the book or whizlabs mock exam....


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David Pleydell
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 24, 2008
Posts: 8
Ok thanks. Its helpful to people's view because I'd like to attempt the exam but I try the questions in the book and think, gee maybe I'm not ready.

I can do the whizlab exams and get near 80%. (some of the wrong ones are just silly errors.) But then I think hey maybe I could attempt the exam.

David
kurt hanni
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
Posts: 140

here's how I rate it, k&b being the hardest.

SCJP < Whilabs < K&B master exam



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Marcus Moreno
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Joined: Aug 17, 2008
Posts: 58
The SCJP exam is damn hard imho - http://www.coderanch.com/t/417624/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/ready

However, if you can score 80% in wizlabs, I guess you will score
90-100 % in the real exam!
Pradeep Mudaliar
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 11, 2007
Posts: 23
Hey David,
I completely agree with all who have posted above. The main exam is not as difficult as the book. I found it to be very close to the toughness level of the whizlab simulator. I used to score around 80% in all the exams that came with the simulator and thats how much I scored in the main exam too.

So, just relax and go for it.


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David Pleydell
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 24, 2008
Posts: 8
Thanks. That is helpful. I guess I'm on track and think I will give it a go very soon.

David
 
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