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Master Exam on CD in Bates and Sierra Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide

Mary Taylor
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Is the CD containing the Master Exam only available for the Windows platform? I assumed there would be some access to the Master Exams online for those using a Mac; but I have emailed McGraw-Hill and LearnKey with no positive response yet. I hear the Master Exam is good preparation for the actual exam. It's too bad if it is not available for Mac users. Does anyone know where I might find the Master Exam? I bought the book which indicated it was included; only then did I discover it was for Windows only.

Thank you for your help.
Himai Minh
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I assume the master exam is platform independent.
Have you try to install the LearnKey from the CD on your Mac and see ?
Mary Taylor
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Page 832 of the Bates and Sierra book published in 2008:

Software requires Windows 98 or higher and Internet Explorer 5.0 or above and 20MB of hard disk space for full installation.

The MasterExam.exe has a lot of dependencies on the DVD provided; seems like a lot of steps to get this to work on a Mac if it is at all possible.

I was hoping there is an online version somewhere for Mac users since it seems most developers use a Mac any more.

Mary Taylor
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The Master Exam from the Bates and Sierra book is not platform independent. The CD provided with the book contains only a Windows application. Even the extra master exam provided online is a downloadable .exe. I'm disappointed not to be able to utilize the 3 full master exams advertised on the front of the SCJP Study Guide by Bates and Sierra. The book is so good.
 
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