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final steps for the SCJP 6 exam?

Komal Arora
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Joined: Sep 30, 2010
Posts: 91

Hey all,

I have registered for the SCJP 6 exam, and i would be giving it on 12th october.
I have read the book by kathy Sierra and Bert Bates quite a few times. I guess my concepts are clear, i just need, rather want to practice questions that reflect the real questions on the exam.
Please suggest me some websites or softwares, or book that provide such practice questions.
Also, please suggest me some final preparation steps for the exam..

Regards,

Komal


OCPJP
Wouter Oet
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Joined: Oct 25, 2008
Posts: 2700

Hi Komal and welcome to the JavaRanch.

We have an FAQ for mock exams (here).


"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand." --- Martin Fowler
Please correct my English.
Komal Arora
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Joined: Sep 30, 2010
Posts: 91

Hello Wouter,

Thanks! those are a hell lot of practice tests!
I will try to go through as many tests as possible
Thanks again
Karsten Wutzke
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Joined: Jul 20, 2010
Posts: 106

Don't be scared. I passed the test today with having read that book 80%. Score was 8x%. The questions on the exam were not as hard as the book was, especially about generics and threads.

Karsten


OCJP JavaSE 6 (86%)
Komal Arora
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Joined: Sep 30, 2010
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So i guess reading the book thoroughly would get me a good score!
oh, and congrats Karsten
Karsten Wutzke
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Yes it was 86% and I'm pretty proud of it. :-)

What also helped me get 100% in generics was this:
http://nikojava.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/scjp-mock-exam-for-generics/

Karsten
Komal Arora
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Joined: Sep 30, 2010
Posts: 91

Oh thanks for the link, i will definitely go through it..

hey kasrsten, could you also please tell me about the pattern of the exam, i heard that the number of questions have been reduced and the passing percentage has also been brought down..is that true? Any other tips regarding the examination?

Congrats once again for the excellent result
Mohd Abrar Khan
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Joined: Jan 20, 2010
Posts: 18
Hi,

you can also try Devaka Coorays, Exam Lab simulator, its available for free and have many questions for practise..

Thanks!
Abrar
Komal Arora
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Joined: Sep 30, 2010
Posts: 91

Hey Abrar,

i downloaded the examlab..thanks for the info
Mohd Abrar Khan
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Posts: 18
Komal Arora wrote:Hey Abrar,

i downloaded the examlab..thanks for the info


Hi Komal,

If you dont mind could you share your learnings as i am also planning to take it in two weeks time,

what else you are referring to apart from K&S book,

Thanks!
Abrar
Komal Arora
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Joined: Sep 30, 2010
Posts: 91

Hey Abrar,

Yeah sure I did the K and S book 2-3 times, because everybody recommended the book because of it's good quality questions.
Apart from that i keep visiting different blogs and groups and websites that contain practice questions for the exam.
I'm doing the mock tests given in this website as well..
Not referring any other book other than the K&S. So let's see what score is get!
Are you reading some other book?
Mohd Abrar Khan
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Joined: Jan 20, 2010
Posts: 18

Hey thanks for your reply,

Even i have referred only K & S book, had a brief look at Khalid Mudgals book after K & S but was getting confused seeing it so stopped it.

ya i hope you get a good score, all the best for that. let me know if you find any good stuff.


Abrar
Anusha Bonam
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Joined: Oct 06, 2010
Posts: 2
Hi all,
I'm new to Java Ranch. I'm going to take SCJP xam nxt month on Nov 2nd. I'm reading Kathy Sierra book. I'm still in 5th chapter. Donno how i'll crack the xam. very worried. Please frnds help me in suggesting some important topics. If anyone have mock exams of SCJP 1.6 please lemme know. Please guys help me........
Mohd Abrar Khan
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Joined: Jan 20, 2010
Posts: 18

Hi Anusha,

Its usual that while preparing for SCJP we get these kind of thoughts but believe me even after reading the book twice or thrice i am not fully confident of myself. Yes preparing for mock exam shows you your exact status and its definetly helping me.

my advice would be first go through Head First and then come to SCJP book, after that mocks, which you can download from net or use from this forum.

let us know if you need any other help.

Thanks!
Abrar
Gari Jain
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Joined: Jun 29, 2009
Posts: 100
Also give Master Exams of K&B


OCPJP 6-100%; Preparing for GATE11
Mohit G Gupta
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Joined: May 18, 2010
Posts: 634

hi, Komal

i would be giving exam on 15th October.
i gave the diagnostics test of exam lab and got 50%
would able to clear the exam ??


OCPJP 6.0 93%
OCPJWCD 5.0 98%
Komal Arora
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Joined: Sep 30, 2010
Posts: 91

Anusha, Do as said by abrar and Gari.

Mohit, keep on practicing questions. And as for the test, ask someone who has passed the test, he/she would help you more on scores and stuff. I myself have the exam on 12th and i am nervous as well!
Anusha Bonam
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Joined: Oct 06, 2010
Posts: 2
hii...
Thanks for your suggestions....
@mohit : how did you write your exam...share with me about your exam experience please.....
gimme some tips how to practice...most important things to remember...
One more thing. I have downloaded scjp 1.6 mock from examlab..But not able to open and view exam questions..
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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