wood burning stoves 2.0*
The moose likes Associate Certification (OCAJP 7) and the fly likes Attention: Ms. Mala Gupta (Regarding Mock Exams) Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Certification » Associate Certification (OCAJP 7)
Bookmark "Attention: Ms. Mala Gupta (Regarding Mock Exams)" Watch "Attention: Ms. Mala Gupta (Regarding Mock Exams)" New topic
Author

Attention: Ms. Mala Gupta (Regarding Mock Exams)

Mohammad Ali Asgar
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 05, 2013
Posts: 27
    
    1
Hello Ms. Mala Gupta,

I was reading some excerpts from sample pages on your book. You suggested that candidates should practice 10 or more mock exams before sitting for the real one. Speaking of mock exams, aren't these same as "brain-dumps" that Oracle strongly opposes and deems illegal?

Please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.

Paul Anilprem
Enthuware Software Support
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 23, 2000
Posts: 3254
    
    2
Not all of them are "brain dumps": http://enthuware.com/index.php/ocp-brain-dumps

-Paul.


Enthuware - Best Mock Exams and Questions for Oracle/Sun Java Certifications
Quality Guaranteed - Pass or Full Refund!
Mala Gupta
Author
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 27, 2002
Posts: 248
    
    9
Mohammad Ali Asgar wrote:Hello Ms. Mala Gupta,

I was reading some excerpts from sample pages on your book. You suggested that candidates should practice 10 or more mock exams before sitting for the real one. Speaking of mock exams, aren't these same as "brain-dumps" that Oracle strongly opposes and deems illegal?

Please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.



Thanks for answering, Paul.

'Brain dumps' refer to the real or actual exam questions. These are not the same as the mock exams. A mock exam would include questions that are 'similar' to the ones that you might see on the real exam.

JavaRanch's policy on brain-dumps or real questions - http://www.javaranch.com/realquestions.jsp

With respect,
Mala


Author of Manning's OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification Guide and OCP Java SE 7 Programmer II Certification Guide
Mohammad Ali Asgar
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 05, 2013
Posts: 27
    
    1
Thanks to both. :-) Now I can sit back and prepare; quite a relief for the conscience.

I have just downloaded the trial version of the mock-exam bundle. There is so much material in it! I wonder whether there is any need to purchase the full version of the bundle after this!

Please comment.
Alex Derek
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 10, 2013
Posts: 32

Hello Mohammad,
i've not tried the trial version of Enthuware, but directly bought it. I already used Enthuware for OCA SE5-6 and it's been incredibly useful.
As you said in the beginning, author Mala Gupta writes that it's good to take ten or more mock exams. Enthuware gives you 6. Mala's book (or another one) gives you one, so you are 7.
I was thinking to purchase another set from whizlabs, also if it's more expensive than Enthuware....
whizlabs link
it gives you 4 more exams, so you go to 11. And i think that at that point you should be pretty sure to pass the exam.
(i prefer to spend some more with material study, than to pay two time the exam...).

Else there are also this resources, given by enthuware forum, but i've not yet seen to them.
Enthuware links for free mock exams
Consider that the aforementioned Enthuware link refers to the sun version of this certification.

HTH
Alex


(...)
 
Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.
 
subject: Attention: Ms. Mala Gupta (Regarding Mock Exams)
 
Similar Threads
* Welcome Mala Gupta
OCA Java 7 - preparing
Updated: OCA 7 study materials
passed OCJA7, scored 98%
How tough is OCAJP