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Sun's ePractice difficulties and failures

 
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My first post, Hello ranchers!

I've purchuased Sun's ePractice for Java 6 that consists 2 sets of 60 questions each. I've studied first one and I've discovered two errors in test, which I'm 100% sure and I've confirmed in Eclipse with 1.6 Sun's java compiler. It was hard to reach Sun's Support but finally I've submitted these questions to technical support. More than two weeks elapsed and I still have no answer.

Yesterday I've studied second set with 60 questions, and guess what. I've found another 2 questions with bad answers. I've submitted them yesterday and I'm waiting for answer.

There are various feelings and questions inside me this situation. My first one is that I'm surprised that 1 on 30 official questions are incorrect. Then came disappointment - it's just very poor quality. This is very sensitive product - test exam so it should be 10 times checked especially if you firm it with Sun's name. Now I'm just angry that I've purchuased it and I'm scared - what if I have questions with failures on exam?

That's why I want to ask you about:
1. Has anyone of you encourtered such a situation with ePractice exams? What have you done in such situation?
2. When I take SCJP exam can I review all questions with answers what I've done wrong or is it only percentage score and no details attached?
3. Any other thoughts on what should I do or just your thought on this
 
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Welcome to Javaranch (can I also welcome him or does only bartenders can do that )

Everybody here likes the whizlabs exam. I think you should have gone for that....Although I have not purchased the whizlabs exam but as everybody has a good opinion about it I think you should go for it now.....

about the sun exam I have only given the free one....It only gives you total score and topic wise score....It doesn't give answers to every question...
 
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Hi Tomasz,

It's possible that you've found errors in the exam, but it's also possible that you've made an error. The first thing I have to recommend is to do your testing from the command line, not an IDE. I can tell you that the real exam questions and the practice exam questions were all developed exclusively from the command line.

If you can recreate the errors from the command line, you can send the questions to my email and I'll get in touch with Evelyn from sun.

hth,

Bert
 
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Thank you Bert for response. I've contacted Sun's support and Eric Boice contacted me and forwarded my 4 questions to Sun's development team. I hope they can answer me soon. I am 100% sure of my doubts so we'll see.

I'll let you know how things are going.
 
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Why don't you post your doubts here?
 
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Did the exam you purchased have Drag and Drop questions?
I just took the exam and it was little bit of a shocker to see so many drag and drop questions.
[ August 28, 2008: Message edited by: doug rosenberg ]
 
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Tomasz, I took the ePractice exam for the 1.5 version and found no errors as far as I remember.

Doug, indeed in my case too there were many drag-and-drop questions, and also questions where you had to push a button to see the code. The ePractice exam did not come with any drag-and-drop questions, but I believe this is mentioned somewhere in there.

Mihai
 
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Bert, I've sent you questions on your email. I don't post them here since I think there might be licence problem in publicing such an information.

There are no drag&drop questions on Sun's ePractice training.
 
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Hi,

I'm new to the forums, and realize this is an old thread - but I'm just wondering if those were confirmed errors in the Oracle ePractice (Java 6) answers and if so, have they been corrected since? I seem to have found one case where I agree with the answer, but the explanation has weird typos: it refers to classes that don't actually exist, although it is possible to guess what they are supposed to be instead. The actual question is (here's me hoping there are no copyright issues with posting ePractice questions? ):

Given the package structure:

And the class:

Which three must be added to class Test for it to compile? (Choose three.)

A. package y;
B. package com;
C. package com.x;
D. import com.x.*;
E. import com.Aqua;
F. import com.x.y.*;

The offered explanation is:
Options B, D and F work together to give access to all the necessary classes. The only way to get to Gamma is through B, so D must be used to get to Alpha.

 
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