This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
On the links for SCDJWS you have a link to epractize labs http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/ScdjwsLinks Please note I am preparing for this exam and I had bought this for the same purpose, I am disappointed by the material, preparation material is as less than 2-3 lines for some of the topics, with little or no explanation at all! Examples are also poor, it looks to me someone with zero knowledge has written it, I also observed lots of copy paste activity in the material. I am not sure how can someone get away with this. I tried to contact them for refund they have some horrible 7 day return policy, which unfortunately I had missed.
I suggest based on other users feedback and this one administrators should remove the link for epractize labs from the scdjslinks because we trust coderanch and if you endorse something then users like me will go blind and buy it!
That page is part of a wiki system, and any registered user (including you) can edit it. You should be able to see an edit link at the top of the screen (circled in red in my screenshot attached).
Rather than simply deleting the link, perhaps you might consider adding a link back to this topic. Perhaps something like "refer to this Coderanch topic for problems noted with this product". That way anyone who is reading through that wiki page can come here and find all the issues that you noted, including the valuable advice regarding the 7 days return policy.
You raise an important point: none of the products and services listed somewhere in the wiki is endorsed by the Ranch (with the exception of Evolution Hosting, where the Ranch is hosted :-). I know that's stated explicitly on some of the pages, but we should put it on all pages where products and services are likely to be listed.
Many thanks for advise, I have updated the page now. I am also planning to collect all the flaws with their software and blog about it once I have completed the exam, I will update this thread in future. Many Thanks - coderanch is the best!
I heard from other ranchers said ePractice Lab provides a lot of wrong explanations. They did the mock exams from it and still pass the real exam with a good score.
I recommend you should try Ethuware's mock exam.
There is a forum from Ethuware. If you have any questions related to the explanations of the mock exam, you can ask.
I see someone is editing my comments in the SCJWS page: http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/diff?ScdjwsLinks probably. Somehow they thought that the words *IMPORTANT* were not important, it is probably some supporter of the ePratize Lab. Is there a way to find who made the change?