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Any sample questions from the SCJP exam ?

Rahul Sudip Bose
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Does oracle give any questions now (or will in the future) ? I was asking this because it would give me a rough idea of their difficulty level.


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Hareendra Reddy
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Here are some sample questions....

and you can buy practice exams from here...
Ikpefua Jacob-Obinyan
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Hello Rahul, yes Oracle has mock exams, but as you should expect, they are NOT for free, I bought from them and it cost me 60EUR, which is approximately 80USD. comparing difficult level, it is VERY close to the real exams with reference to my PERSONAL experience.


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Rahul Sudip Bose
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Ikpefua Jacob-Obinyan wrote:Hello Rahul, yes Oracle has mock exams, but as you should expect, they are NOT for free, I bought from them and it cost me 60EUR, which is approximately 80USD. comparing difficult level, it is VERY close to the real exams with reference to my PERSONAL experience.


How is it compared to the questions in K&B SCJP1.6 book/CD ?

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Ikpefua Jacob-Obinyan
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Rahul Sudip Bose wrote:How is it compared to the questions in K&B SCJP1.6 book/CD ?


Ikpefua wrote:

Rahul some of your questions are very intelligent and 'strategic' (just joking about strategic) ... The only thing I can confirm to you is that all the Oracle questions and characteristics are RIGOROUSLY exams oriented, what I mean is that they do NOT ask any questions or use codes that you will NOT find in the real exams and this also applies to the difficulty levels. The K & B book Self test/mock exam in CD (In My Honest And Personal Opinion) are the CLOSEST to that of Oracle and the real exams, they have NEARLY the same characteristics including difficulty level, they FUNDAMENTALLY ensure the use of codes that you are likely to see in the real exams.

I hope this helps.
Ikpefua Jacob-Obinyan
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Rahul,
one more thing, both mock exams Oracle and K & B do NOT provide 'Drag And Drop' applications, so if you want to practice 'Drag and Drop', then I recommend the use of ExamLab and/or Ethunware, IMHO if you go and take the real exams without prior knowledge and PRACTICE of 'Drag and Drop', you might get nervous and time might suddenly go against you.

I hope this helps.
swapnil kataria
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you can try following sites for mock test, I have taken tests some days back

http://www.skillsign.com

http://www.brainbench.com
Achilleas Achix
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Just tried a little bit this one: http://www.skillsign.com/individual/test/startTest and they have a question which goes like:


According to them, the code runs fine, IMHO the code suffers from fundamental syntax errors.


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Thorsten Schneider
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Well, if you ignore those wrongly placed comments to clarify the lines for the answers, this code shows polymorphism for arrays and works well. It is perfectly fine for a bike[] reference variable to reference an arr[] array. All three array reference variables reference the same arr[] array object with a size of 2, holding null. Still, it produces no output.


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Achilleas Achix
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Thorsten Schneider wrote:Well, if you ignore those wrongly placed comments to clarify the lines for the answers, this code shows polymorphism for arrays and works well. It is perfectly fine for a bike[] reference variable to reference an arr[] array. All three array reference variables reference the same arr[] array object with a size of 2, holding null. Still, it produces no output.


Sure, but the other day I was being lectured by Bert as to how to not "imagine" things.
So it all boils down to the degree of imagination one should be supposed to exhibit during the test.
yusuf Kaplan
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Where are the solutions to those questions?
Thorsten Schneider
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Directly underneath each question?
Deepak Bala
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Yes the Oracle sample questions are pretty good. The mock exams are equally hard, if not harder. The only difference would be that the style of the questions would be a little different.


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Nick Smit
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I also tried oracle sample questions, they are good...but when it comes to money I found them pretty expensive.
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I'm still a little confused about the idea that candidates are forced to "imagine" stuff.

Can you give me an example of that?

Thanks,

Bert


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swapnil kataria
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Has oracle changed the name of SCJP
Ankit Garg
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swapnil kataria wrote:Has oracle changed the name of SCJP

Although this question has nothing to do with the original question, but the answer is "yes" SCJP has been renamed to Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer (OCPJP)...


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Chandella Montero
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Hmm... one of the Oracle sample questions is on serialization...

http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=303&p_certName=SQ1Z0-851


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Hassan Khan
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Hi,

If you book your exam before August then you will get 70 sample questions from Oracle free of cost. I received them from Oracle and believe me or not they were much easier then Kathy and Berts sample questions or mock tests in the CD. ExamLab.tk is far far harder than those sample questions. I never got more than 37% on ExamLab mock tests. In the mock questions I got 68% in the first attempt.

I don't know about other people but according to my experience ExamLab mock tests put you in stress that you are far away from passing the real exam.


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Chandella Montero
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Hassan Khan wrote:ExamLab.tk is far far harder than those sample questions.


Tell me about it, Hassan! I feel like jumping off the first bridge...

I'd been scoring well on Whizlabs, but the 41% I got on Examlab was disheartening to say the least. That's also the reason why I don't want to rush and book my exam - the fear! Hopefully you are right and the real exam won't be as nasty as this (could it be??).
Hassan Khan
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Chandella Montero wrote:
Hassan Khan wrote:ExamLab.tk is far far harder than those sample questions.


Tell me about it, Hassan! I feel like jumping off the first bridge...

I'd been scoring well on Whizlabs, but the 41% I got on Examlab was disheartening to say the least. That's also the reason why I don't want to rush and book my exam - the fear! Hopefully you are right and the real exam won't be as nasty as this (could it be??).


Hi Chandella,

I extended my exam dates 3-4 times before sitting in the real exam. Just because of fear. If you are doing 41% in ExamLab then you are good to go. I never got more than 37% in ExamLab but secured 75% in the real exam. I can't guarantee you the success because everyone has his own day and luck. But still I would say the real exam was far easier than ExamLab.

Chandella Montero
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That's a relief to hear, Hassan. Thank you for your encouragement. And well done for becoming certified! I did the final Whizlabs exam today and scored 87%, which made me feel much better. Another week's worth of final cramming, and I reckon I'll be ready to face the real thing.
Eoin Brosnan
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Hassan Khan wrote:Hi,

If you book your exam before August then you will get 70 sample questions from Oracle free of cost. I received them from Oracle and believe me or not they were much easier then Kathy and Berts sample questions or mock tests in the CD. ExamLab.tk is far far harder than those sample questions. I never got more than 37% on ExamLab mock tests. In the mock questions I got 68% in the first attempt.

I don't know about other people but according to my experience ExamLab mock tests put you in stress that you are far away from passing the real exam.



Does everyone get these? I booked my exam today for next week and Oracle didn't send me anything- just a confirmation email com Pearson's.
Hassan Khan
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Yes! They take at least one week to send the sample questions.
Eoin Brosnan
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By snail mail, or email? If it takes >week then they will likely arrive as I sit the exam!
 
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