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Just got 88% on the 75 qst closed book SCJP 1.6 Quiz A... So starting to feel like I should part with my money to go for the exam soon..

Still a few flaky area's.. I hate the Bango Bongo Bingo IS-A test... it makes my mind boggle.. I'm sure I can litteraly feel the little grey cells getting twisted and pressured trying to figure that one out...



 
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Give the other two mock exams that come with the K&B book too. Then you can assess your performance better. Also give other mock exams like examlab, inquisition etc. More practice increases your chances of getting a good score on the real exam...
 
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great
 
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which exam ? do you mean the free simulator or what.
 
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The ones that come on the accompanying K&B CD.
 
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That is a good score Dave. I guess you are ready now. Tame the beast confidently !
 
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Good luck
 
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I'm doing quiz B now but struggling with this one, so no not quite ready yet darn it....
 
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There is a Which is True question on Serialization which I've just got wrong.. It's multiple choice and the correct answer is only this..

"When an object is serialized, if it has references to other objects, those objects must be serializable"


I can't say I agree with this, because the book goes into the situation that may arise when objects you reference are NOT serializable, i.e. 3rd party libraries you have no control over. In which case you override writeObject() and do your own thing.. So I think to say they MUST be serializable is incorrect.
 
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Of course they MUST be serializable or otherwise serialization will fail. you have ways to handle that by: 1.making variables transient 2.subclassing the class and making it implement serializable 3.overriding writeObject() . But you can't say that the phrase isn't true. Please tell me if you don't agree.
And did you try taking ExamLab mocks they are a bit harder to toughen you up for the real exam .
I am like you revising right now and getting ready to take the exam after a couple of weeks ,so we can share mock scores
 
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I've installed the Examlab Simulator, but its very frustrating to be honest in that you have to sit through all 72 questions until you see the results and usually I need to swap between applications which it's pretty unforgiving at as it doesn't always allow you to switch back to the application.

Looks like with a few tweaks it would be a great tool though.
 
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ExamLab is implemented by keeping the same look-and-feel as what you get in the real exam. In the real exam, you have to complete (at least, view) all of the questions before you can end the exam. And obviously, you are not allowed switch between other applications in the real exam.
 
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I agree with Devaka and would like to say that you could use it along with Whizlabs mock tests before going for the actual certification exam.
 
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