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Hello everyone,

I am a new member of this forum,first of all i want to thank you for all the advices and help you are providing.
I have scheduled my SCJP for the next week,i have been preparing it for 10 days now but i am experienced with java ( not professionally but i did almost all my student projects in it since 3 years).
I have read the Study Guide,i understood it well,i have taken a lot of notes but when i try to take the LearnKey MasterExam i score low each time ( 50 to 70 percent max ).
I am a little stressed,i find the questions hard and challenging,is the MasterExam close to the SCJP exam ?
Which other practice tests would you suggest me to take before the exam ?

Thank you and good luck for everyone.



 
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welcome mehdi to ranch!
 
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Thanks arjun,it's a pleasure to be part of this great community.
 
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Mehdi Ben Larbi wrote:I am a little stressed,i find the questions hard and challenging,is the MasterExam close to the SCJP exam ?
Which other practice tests would you suggest me to take before the exam ?


The real exam is a bit easier then the MasterExam. For example you will know how many answers are correct. Here is my advice: try examLab(really tough) and after that review and understand all mistakes you made in both - ExamLab and MasterExams. And you should be ready
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you can skip aserialization and wait/notify questions because they are out of a scope of the exam.
 
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Mark Moge wrote:
The real exam is a bit easier then the MasterExam. For example you will know how many answers are correct. Here is my advice: try examLab(really tough) and after that review and understand all mistakes you made in both - ExamLab and MasterExams. And you should be ready
PS:
you can skip aserialization and wait/notify questions because they are out of a scope of the exam.



Thanks for the advice.
Is a week enough to get used to the exams ?

I am starting to stress,i don't know if i will be ready in time.
 
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Really on the SCJP6 exam it will be known how many questions are correct? Or do you mean that it will be written single/multiple choice? And where did you read that serialization and wait/notify is not in the exam?

Cheers,
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On the exam you will be told exactly how many options are correct. If one is correct it will say Choose 1 option, if 2 options are correct it will say Choose 2 options and so on...
 
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Jan Osykowski wrote:Really on the SCJP6 exam it will be known how many questions are correct? Or do you mean that it will be written single/multiple choice?


You will have a selectOneRadio in one choice questions or selectManyCheckbox and info like "select two answers". ExamLab is close to a sofwater on a real exam.

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And where did you read that serialization and wait/notify is not in the exam?


Check requirements in SCJP faq or try to search on this forum (this topic was explained few times).
The real exam has 60 questins, a pass score is 58% and you will have 180 minutes.

Mehdi Ben Larbi wrote:I am starting to stress,i don't know if i will be ready in time.


Do a examlab and if you pass a finalExam around 60% you will have a nice score on the real exam
 
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Well i will try it today,thanks for the help.
 
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Mark,

These are very interesting things that you wrote about. I have already checked the objectives of the exam on http://education.oracle.com/p ls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=41&p_exam_id=1Z0_851&p_org_id=1001&lang=US (remove the space between "p" and "ls" thanks to the forum's correction engine) and indeed the serialization and notify/wait solution are not mentioned. On the other hand, in my book Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide by Katy and Bert these two things are included and authors don't mention it's not on the exam. Could anyone explain me this situation?

Cheers,
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Jan Osykowski wrote:Could anyone explain me this situation?


Requirements have been changed after a publication of the book.

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Alright, thanks for the answer. But does it affect all the certification centers? According to the oracle's website the exam lasts for 180 minutes, in my examination center when I can buy a placement it is 195 minutes. How should I understand it?

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Jan
 
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I do not know. I have passed my exam one week ago and I had 60 questions and 180 minutes. I have not heard about any changes so this is a strange situation for me. You can try to write to oracle or prometric and ask for a clarification.
 
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Jan Osykowski wrote:Alright, thanks for the answer. But does it affect all the certification centers? According to the oracle's website the exam lasts for 180 minutes, in my examination center when I can buy a placement it is 195 minutes. How should I understand it?

Cheers,
Jan



It's an interesting question,are all prometric centers following the new requirements,in any country ?
Because i was about to neglect the serialization and wait/notify questions but Jan made me doubt about this.
I don't know if prometric centers are independents or if they receive their questions from a unique server ?
An answer would be appreciated,thanks.
 
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I don't know if prometric centers are independents or if they receive their questions from a unique server ?
An answer would be appreciated,thanks.



all prometric center's use to update their data from form sun server, but sometimes it is quite possible that some centers may not update their database recently ,so choose some standard and reputed pro-metric center for exam for your convenience.
 
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arjun srivastava wrote:


I don't know if prometric centers are independents or if they receive their questions from a unique server ?
An answer would be appreciated,thanks.



all prometric center's use to update their data from form sun server, but sometimes it is quite possible that some centers may not update their database recently ,so choose some standard and reputed pro-metric center for exam for your convenience.



Thanks for the answer,i will ask my exam center directly about this issue.
 
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