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Found SCJP6 - Sierra, Bates book adequate for IZO-851

Arjith Srinivasan
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Hello,
I just passed OCJP 6 (IZO-851) with an 88 score yesterday. I don't use Java on the job, and mostly I read off and on over a period of several months for this exam. I did the 3 exams that come with the book (CD exam + extra exams on registering online) and got about 60 - 65% on all of them. I also used the mock test at scjptest.com and scored 80% on it.

In my opinion, the real exam was way more easier than the exams that come with the Sierra-Bates book. I feel it is more than adequate for the real test.

Good luck to all!

Regards
Rachel Glenn
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Arjith Srinivasan wrote:Hello,
I just passed OCJP 6 (IZO-851) with an 88 score yesterday. I don't use Java on the job, and mostly I read off and on over a period of several months for this exam. I did the 3 exams that come with the book (CD exam + extra exams on registering online) and got about 60 - 65% on all of them. I also used the mock test at scjptest.com and scored 80% on it.

In my opinion, the real exam was way more easier than the exams that come with the Sierra-Bates book. I feel it is more than adequate for the real test.

Good luck to all!

Regards


That is great to hear! I am taking the OCJP exam in a few weeks. Is is necessary to do the extra exam that you get when you register online?
Arjith Srinivasan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2012
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Rachel Glenn wrote:
Arjith Srinivasan wrote:Hello,
I just passed OCJP 6 (IZO-851) with an 88 score yesterday. I don't use Java on the job, and mostly I read off and on over a period of several months for this exam. I did the 3 exams that come with the book (CD exam + extra exams on registering online) and got about 60 - 65% on all of them. I also used the mock test at scjptest.com and scored 80% on it.

In my opinion, the real exam was way more easier than the exams that come with the Sierra-Bates book. I feel it is more than adequate for the real test.

Good luck to all!

Regards


That is great to hear! I am taking the OCJP exam in a few weeks. Is is necessary to do the extra exam that you get when you register online?


I can't pinpoint a particular benefit of taking the extra exam, but it does have some questions that will test your understanding of the topics from a different perspective than the exam included with the CD.
Mary Taylor
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The exams you speak of are not available for a Mac user; what would you suggest a Mac user do to prepare for the real exam?
Parul Sweetie
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Joined: Jan 17, 2013
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Congrats....I'm also preparing for ocpjp. I also solved kathy sierra Practice exam question but i was able to achieve only 40-50%. I am really confused...Please suggest!!!
Arjith Srinivasan
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Mary Taylor wrote:The exams you speak of are not available for a Mac user; what would you suggest a Mac user do to prepare for the real exam?


I am not of much help to you in that regard. I would definitely recommend taking SOME practise tests as it puts you in the right frame of mind on how to tackle questions on the exam. But since this is all I did (I use Windows 7), I don't know where else to look for tests that might work for Mac.
Arjith Srinivasan
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Parul Sweetie wrote:Congrats....I'm also preparing for ocpjp. I also solved kathy sierra Practice exam question but i was able to achieve only 40-50%. I am really confused...Please suggest!!!


I wouldn't worry about the score. I think what's important is that you study the questions that you didn't do well on and make sure you understand why you got them wrong. Make notes on those items and pay special attention to those items when you revise at the end. Trust me, the real exam is much easier. And at the end of the day, it's a mind game.

I had access to 3 exams (once I registered through the link in the CD). My 1st exam score was the lowest. but I was able to gain from that experience and score better on the next 2 exams. You can do the mock test at scjptest.com last (as it is very easy :-)), and is a good morale booster right before the real exam.
James X Peterson
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hi Arjith Srinivasan,


First of all i hearfully congratulating you . recently i took the exam i too got certified. kathy sierra scjp book was really helped me alot i took mock tests and practiced scjp 5 questions from internet they are really help full.


Regards,
James
Arjith Srinivasan
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James Peterson wrote:hi Arjith Srinivasan,


First of all i hearfully congratulating you . recently i took the exam i too got certified. kathy sierra scjp book was really helped me alot i took mock tests and practiced scjp 5 questions from internet they are really help full.


Regards,
James


Thank you and Congratulations James on your certification!!! I think where the Sierra - Bates book helped me the most was I could pace myself at will on the real exam because the Sierra-Bates tests were so much harder. It is a great book for this exam indeed!

Regards,
-Arjith
James X Peterson
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Hi Arjith Srinivasan,

you are right its really a good book.


Regards,
James
 
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