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ExamLab for SCJP 6.0 is now released

Devaka Cooray
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Hi everyone,

ExamLab exam simulator was a free Sun exam simulator which is specially designed for SCJP candidates. It was initially designed only for the SCJP 5.0 (CX 310-055) examination, and it seems that it is highly populated here at JavaRanch. As you know, it contained 1 diagnostic exam, 3 practice exams, and 1 final exam. Most importantly, it simulated the software interface of the real Sun exam. Since I released the ExamLab 5.0 product on November, 2008, up to now, there are lots of users who downloaded and used this freeware for their preparations. I’m glad to inform you that there are about 4000 users who downloaded this freeware up to now. I’m pretty sure that most of these users are JavaRanch folks.

Since I launched this product, I received such a lot of requests about to implement more additional features on this product, and especially many folks requested me to make a new version available for the latest SCJP 6.0 examination too.

After considering those user feedbacks, I tempted to make a version for the latest SCJP 6.0 examination, and to include some additional features like, reviewing drag-n-drop questions, saving exam history and much more. I also had to make some new set of tricky questions, which should be newly added to the ExamLab for SCJP 6.0 version.

Finally, we achieved it. Now you can freely download the latest version of ExamLab for SCJP 5.0 from our newly upgraded ExamLab web site. Please feel free to download our latest version to have an experience on these features, which are newly added to this product. All of these new features were implemented upon the requests and feedbacks of ExamLab users.

Most importantly, I newly released another product of ExamLab, which is specially designed for the SCJP 6.0 (CX 310-065) examination. There are more than 20 questions *newly* added to this product, especially questions about java.io.Console, java.util.NavigableSet and java.util.NavigableMap. This version also contains the same features, which are newly added to the ExamLab 5.0 product. The price of this ExamLab 6.0 simulator is................. No absolutely! It is still a freeware. So if you are preparing for the SCJP 6.0 examination and currently using the ExamLab 5.0 version, you can migrate to this new ExamLab 6.0 version right now.

I must hereby thankful for ExamLab users, especially for those who gave their valuable feedbacks and donations to improve this freeware. At last but not least, I would specially thank Jesper Young (who is a bartender here), for performing the Alfa testing case on this new version. Many thanks Jesper for spending your valuable time on that.

There is a little drawback which I *should* mentioned here. Please note that ExamLab is currently designed only for the Windows XP, 2000, and 9x operating systems only. It may or may not work on other Windows operating systems such as Vista.

Enjoy with ExamLab (http://www.examlab.org)

Your comments are welcome.

Devaka Cooray,
The author of ExamLab.

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sudipto shekhar
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Thank You Mr. Devaka . We all know that this release is going to help a lot and lot of SCJP hunters/aspirants .
I downloaded the kit and am about to go through it.
Thanks again for this valuable contribution of your's.
And for the rest of the people (including me ) ENJOY!!!

Regards, Sud.
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Welly Tambunan
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Thank you very much Devaka. I owe you much.
Once again. Thank you very much.
Devaka Cooray
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Thanks Sudipto and Welly for commenting
Devaka Cooray
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Hi Ranchers,

There was a small problem with the downloading stream, and it is now solved. Please retry now if you encountered any problem while downloading.

Regards,
Devaka Cooray.
Ankit Garg
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Good Work Devaka. Your product is a big boost of SCJP aspirants. I hope people will like it many time more than before ...


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Rizvan Asgarov
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Hello Devaka and ranchers,

Happy news...
Therefore I am deep grateful to you...

I consider you hero of the year at Java Ranch !!!
Long live, Devaka !!!

Thanks again,

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Ruben Soto
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Devaka,

Thank you for your hard work. This is some excellent news for every SCJP candidate. Anyone that doesn't use your product is missing out big time, and I recommend it to everyone.


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nav katoch
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Devaka,

Thank you so much for your hard work. It wil continue to be very very helpful for every scjp candidate.

Thanks again,
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reji singh
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Great work Devaka! You are star.

I am downloading version 6 on vista, will provide feedback if it does not work( Not tested on Vista was written your website ).

Thanks again.

Regards
Devaka Cooray
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Reji,

Actually it is already tested on three Vista computers, but it works on only one of them. That is why I wrote it may or may not work on Vista. I'll try to make a patch in future. For now, just let me know if it is worked.

Devaka.
W. Joe Smith
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Hmmm....I wonder if I can get my hands on a computer using XP.....

Maybe I will get lucky and it will work on my Vista laptop.

Anyway, I am quite excited about this since I am currently studying for the SCJP!


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reji singh
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Hi Devaka,

Unfortunately It did not work on my laptop as well . error is : "An error occurred while registering your copy. Cannot complete registeration. Please retry".

I retired three-four times without much luck

Reji
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I'm really sorry Vista users, if it is not worked.
reji singh
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HI Devaka,

Can we check with person for whom the ExamLab worked on vista? Did he do anything different?

Thanks
khaled Jamal
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Thank you Devaka, your product helped me a lot to feel confortable in the real exam

And Congratulations for taking SCBCD 5.0


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reji singh wrote:Did he do anything different?


No absolutely.
Morteza Manavi-Parast
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I just finished the diagnostic exam from the this new release and it worked wonderful on my Windows Vista!
Thank you so much Devaka for the great work!


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Mourouganandame Arunachalam
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Good Job and thanks a lot Devaka Cooray !!!


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AbhishekJ Kanitkar
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Thank you very much Devaka for your great efforts
It will surely help me and all those who are preparing for the exam.
Shin Kudo
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Oops, I just downloaded it few days ago. Should I download it again? Anything changes?


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Devaka Cooray
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Shin Kudo wrote:Oops, I just downloaded it few days ago. Should I download it again? Anything changes?


Well, if you are preparing for the SCJP 6.0 examination, it's better to download ExamLab for SCJP 6.0, because it is especially designed for the SCJP 6.0 examination. But if you are preparing for the SCJP 5.0, you are not highly required to download the latest version of ExamLab 5.0. But there are some useful features newly added to the new version.

Devaka.
Shin Kudo
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The version of ExamLab for SCJP 6.0 I downloaded is 19/04/2009 -> is it the latest?
reji singh
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Hi Devaka,

I believe the problem for vista has something to do with MS JET driver for data access. Are you using JET 3.5 driver in the extract executable. By default vista comes with 4.0 --- 4.0.9704.0 Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008

Also, when I run the extract for JET set-up it does not copy couple of dlls. not sure where am i heading
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Shin Kudo wrote:The version of ExamLab for SCJP 6.0 I downloaded is 19/04/2009 -> is it the latest?

Yes it is
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reji singh wrote:Hi Devaka,

I believe the problem for vista has something to do with MS JET driver for data access. Are you using JET 3.5 driver in the extract executable. By default vista comes with 4.0 --- 4.0.9704.0 Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008

Also, when I run the extract for JET set-up it does not copy couple of dlls. not sure where am i heading


Hi reji,

Thank you for your observation .The problem is not *only* with the JET driver access. It is just a one problem only. But there are few other problems with it including the Vista registry access and much more.

Devaka.

ajith srikukan
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Devaka Cooray wrote:
reji singh wrote:Hi Devaka,

I believe the problem for vista has something to do with MS JET driver for data access. Are you using JET 3.5 driver in the extract executable. By default vista comes with 4.0 --- 4.0.9704.0 Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008

Also, when I run the extract for JET set-up it does not copy couple of dlls. not sure where am i heading


Hi reji,

Thank you for your observation .The problem is not *only* with the JET driver access. It is just a one problem only. But there are few other problems with it including the Vista registry access and much more.

Devaka.







Thanks a lot..... it was amazing
I tried it in vista. it works without any problem but one thing i did was , i didn't install the JET (i don't know whether it correct or not)

again thanks a lot deveka



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Vyas Sanzgiri
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Devaka your examLab has a good list of questions but it would be helpful if we can print them and study. Now you would talk about copyrights but then even the commercial ones have printing option.

Also, if copyrights are to be violated they can be even without the print option


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Devaka Cooray
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Vyas Sanzgiri wrote:Devaka your examLab has a good list of questions but it would be helpful if we can print them and study. Now you would talk about copyrights but then even the commercial ones have printing option.

Also, if copyrights are to be violated they can be even without the print option


Seems you are correct. Have to consider about that....
reji singh
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Thanks Ajith.

Devaka,

This is what I tried.

1) Removed the earlier installation
2) Ran installable again and exit the set-up when JET installation starts
3) Goto installation directoy and righ click on exec and choose properties.
4) Uncheck the Compatibility mode if not already unchecked
5) Right click the ExamLan exe and run the executable as administrator( or give user admin rights , i had given but did not work) so started as administrator. dont know what diff.. anyways it worked this way on Vista

Thanks. Just reached home and I guess , will be able to take diagnostic test on weekend
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Nice observation Reji, this will be surely helpful in order create a Vista version.

Devaka.
Sunny Chaudhri
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reji singh wrote:Thanks Ajith.

Devaka,

This is what I tried.

1) Removed the earlier installation
2) Ran installable again and exit the set-up when JET installation starts
3) Goto installation directoy and righ click on exec and choose properties.
4) Uncheck the Compatibility mode if not already unchecked
5) Right click the ExamLan exe and run the executable as administrator( or give user admin rights , i had given but did not work) so started as administrator. dont know what diff.. anyways it worked this way on Vista

Thanks. Just reached home and I guess , will be able to take diagnostic test on weekend



This method worked for me on Vista, Thank you
Douglas Boff Nandi
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Good software! I have no issues on my instalation at Windows XP

Thank you all
Devaka Cooray
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Douglas Boff Nandi wrote:Good software! I have no issues on my instalation at Windows XP

Thank you all


Currently there are no known issue with the Windows XP platform.

Devaka.
Mourouganandame Arunachalam
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I have installed without any problem in my laptop running in windows vista home basic.
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Mourouganandame Arunachalam wrote:I have installed without any problem in my laptop running in windows vista home basic.

Congratulations
Treimin Clark
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excellent
Vyas Sanzgiri
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You said the answers get saved and we can retrieve it. But I am still not able to retrieve my old test. All I can see is the score!!
Chaitanya Jadhav
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Hi,

when i installing examlab 1.5 this error is coming

please tell me what is problem with me


please see attachments.

my OS is:- XP professional


[Download examlab error.bmp] Download



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