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Enthuware question

Madhavi Raja
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 2
I am planning on taking the OCPJP on the 21st.
I recently signed up for the Enthuware kit and have been taking tests on it.
How close are these questions to the real ones on OCPJP test? What other exam kits resemble the real cert the most?

I been scoring about 64% - 68% on these test so far and spend about 5 hrs a day on them (so about two tests a day).
What do you guys out there think about my chances of the passing the cert?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Malte Wannerskog
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Joined: Jan 06, 2011
Posts: 92

Madhavi Raja wrote:I am planning on taking the OCPJP on the 21st.
I recently signed up for the Enthuware kit and have been taking tests on it.
How close are these questions to the real ones on OCPJP test? What other exam kits resemble the real cert the most?

I been scoring about 64% - 68% on these test so far and spend about 5 hrs a day on them (so about two tests a day).
What do you guys out there think about my chances of the passing the cert?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!


I dont have Enthuware myself (wish I did though). However from what I understand the Enthuware tests are more difficult than the real exam.
Your have a comparison chart here http://www.enthuware.com/index.php/jq-v6-score-comparison

I have my test scheduled on the 20th, best of luck to you!
Paul Anilprem
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Madhavi Raja wrote:I am planning on taking the OCPJP on the 21st.
I recently signed up for the Enthuware kit and have been taking tests on it.
How close are these questions to the real ones on OCPJP test? What other exam kits resemble the real cert the most?

I been scoring about 64% - 68% on these test so far and spend about 5 hrs a day on them (so about two tests a day).
What do you guys out there think about my chances of the passing the cert?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!


64-68% is not too good. But more importantly, if you are taking two tests a day, you are not utilizing it efficiently. It will be more helpful if you take just one test a day and after taking the test, spend the rest of your time on understanding the explanations and reading the topics on which you scored less. This would also apply to any other mock tests you take.

HTH,
Paul.
Malte Wannerskog
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Joined: Jan 06, 2011
Posts: 92

Paul Anilprem wrote:
Madhavi Raja wrote:I am planning on taking the OCPJP on the 21st.
I recently signed up for the Enthuware kit and have been taking tests on it.
How close are these questions to the real ones on OCPJP test? What other exam kits resemble the real cert the most?

I been scoring about 64% - 68% on these test so far and spend about 5 hrs a day on them (so about two tests a day).
What do you guys out there think about my chances of the passing the cert?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!


64-68% is not too good. But more importantly, if you are taking two tests a day, you are not utilizing it efficiently. It will be more helpful if you take just one test a day and after taking the test, spend the rest of your time on understanding the explanations and reading the topics on which you scored less. This would also apply to any other mock tests you take.

HTH,
Paul.


I aggree with Paul, one test that thoroughly review errors would probably be better. Also I find the mocks pretty exhausting... after 2 I would probably be dead .
Madhavi Raja
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks for the input.
I was doing two tests a day so that I could cover as many mock tests as possible before the test date.
Maybe I should postpone the date?
Janeice DelVecchio
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Joined: Sep 14, 2009
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It's not about quantity. It's about quality.

Hurrying through mock exams without regard for what questions were right or wrong.... well..... that's just not using your time effectively. It's not the mock exams which will help you succeed. It's really understanding the concepts.... if you don't your mock scores won't get better, and you certainly won't pass for real. It would be like me answering questions about knitting. I don't know much about knitting.... answering mock exam questions will nit help me learn more. Studying, learning, and doing..... that's the answer.

I think going by exam domain (example, "Flow Control") and take those questions only, one by one and do an "open book" exam with the K&B SCJP guide. Once you do that with each domain, you can take mixed mock exams. I'll bet you will score much higher.... and not because you remember the question/answer combonation. Also, on the questions that you don't understand, you should be compiling and running the code, making changes and learning WHY something works.

Answering hundreds of mock exam questions from memory without adding knowledge will not get you as far as using the tools you have to REALLY LEARN the material.


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