Win a copy of Head First Android this week in the Android forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Tim Cooke
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Ron McLeod
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Rob Spoor
  • Bear Bibeault
Saloon Keepers:
  • Jesse Silverman
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • Al Hobbs
  • salvin francis

last minute suggestions

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 52
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi guys,

I am planning to give my SCJP5 exam on coming Monday.

I have given atleast half the mocks suggested in ScjpMockTests

And think so was somewhat comfortable with K&B book, start to end.
But of the two mocks of K&B, I have given one and got only 70%.
The second mock I will attempt tomorrow.

Any last minute suggestions.
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 19
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The mock exam of K&B book is pretty tough, so I guess 70% is a good score.
Don't be afraid!
 
Bartender
Posts: 6663
5
MyEclipse IDE Firefox Browser Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Originally posted by Ram Manoj:
Hi guys,

I am planning to give my SCJP5 exam on coming Monday.

I have given atleast half the mocks suggested in ScjpMockTests

And think so was somewhat comfortable with K&B book, start to end.
But of the two mocks of K&B, I have given one and got only 70%.
The second mock I will attempt tomorrow.

Any last minute suggestions.



If you pass on these exams you should pass the real one.

I would estimate that your score on the real exam would be anywhere from 78% and above. Good luck
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 190
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Good luck man. Stay confident
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1282
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The purpose of the real test is to have you pass if you understand the material, Mocks will throw a little extra so that when you go to the actual the material is not loaded with edge conditions that you have not considered. I would continue mocks, study or whatever up to the exam but at a more relaxed pace. You likely will either make it or not, last minute stress is the opposite of what one wants to do.
 
Ram Manoj
Ranch Hand
Posts: 52
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Ranchers,

Sorry for not replying immediately.

Thanks a lot and a lot and a lot for your inputs.

I have just given my SCJP 5 exam today. [Delaying by a day, I thank Sun for giving the flexibility in taking the exam only when ready i.e., walk-in on a day when ready and give exam.]

Unfortunately I was not able to know the result because of a printing error at the testing center. And there is no onscreen result display.
I was told of will be informing result within a week by the test center.

Originally posted by Nicholas Jordan:
I would continue mocks, study or whatever up to the exam but at a more relaxed pace. You likely will either make it or not, last minute stress is the opposite of what one wants to do.



This struck me a lot. The quote kept buzzing me every time I was likely tense or hurrying up. It kept me relaxed all the way.
Thankyou Nicholas.

I was expecting a modest to good score, maybe 80+.
[ June 10, 2008: Message edited by: Ram Manoj ]
 
Nicholas Jordan
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1282
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Originally posted by Ram Manoj:
(...snip...)This struck me a lot. The quote kept buzzing me every time I was likely tense or hurrying up. It kept me relaxed all the way.


Wait till you have to speak in front of a thousand people, remaing calm for a test is easy after that.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 189
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello Ram,

don't worry my friend, I'm sure you'll get it. Try to forget it and think to what you'll do next, to let the week passes.
Good luck
 
You showed up just in time for the waffles! And this tiny ad:
Building a Better World in your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop
https://coderanch.com/wiki/718759/books/Building-World-Backyard-Paul-Wheaton
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic