Yes, I did WhizLabs but its nothing more than a load of crap. Its questions are ambiguous and frustrated me to no end. I failed in 4 of them and managed just 34 in 2 of the others. But WhizLabs notes are good, you can refer to them.
Then i started preparing more seriously from Yahoo sites Mark cade's book etc.
Here is my strategy for my exam. Prepare Yahoo Material from SCEA Links thoroughly. Do Whiz lab Test every alternate day and Save the www.moelholm.com Second Test for some time next week and based on the Score move for the Exam.
The reason why i want to do the www.moelholm.com test next week is i want to get a realistic assesment of myself before taking the exam.
Is my approach alright.
Can you please give me some tips. Because i feel terribly confused. Reading a lot but not staying focussed. Want to get this done asap.
Thanks for all the help. I apologize for the lengthy mail.
Regards, Meenakshi Iyer
[Edited by Val to remove copyright violations] [ February 08, 2007: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]
I know you asked Jeff and not me but here is my 2c's worth. I agree with Jeff about Whizlabs - I used them on another certification and found so many bugs in their questions that they sent me several revised question databases, so I have refused to use them since
I found the http://www.moelholm.com/ exams helpful but only as a guide. I was getting passing scores on most of the mocks I did, but I did fail some.
When I sat for the real exam I was quite sick and feeling awful but I still managed to get in the mid 80's for it. So I don't think the mocks are more than a rough guide at best.
My rule of thumb is to find a book that the exam authors have at least helped to write, and go with the questions in the book. If you are understaing what the book says and getting the questions right, or at least understaning why you got them wrong, then you are probably on par to pass the exam.
Some advice that Bert Bates gave on another forum last year some time was to attempt to answer questions that others post on this forum. That will help you to understand where you are at in comparison with others. Also people often post a lot just before doing the exam, trying to understand the last of the things that puzzel them. You can use this to see the sorts of questions that people have had, and then see the scores they got when they did the exam, as most people usually post this too, this will give you a rough guide of where you are at.
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You have written appropriately that instead of banking on mock exams its better to concentrate on concepts. Even I am preparing for the SCEA Part 1 and doing the same. In case of any interesting questions you come across during preparation then please post it here for discussion.