Pete Letkeman wrote:I know that is it not recommended that you answer the same questions many times as you are likely to have memorize the answers to the questions. I (my own opinion) is that if you wait two or more weeks between taking the tests then you are less likely to answer the questions by memorization.
Pete Letkeman wrote:Should I retake the end of chapter tests to see if I end up with a better score...if so what score should I stop at 80%, 90%, etc?
Pete Letkeman wrote:Time management is hurdle that many people on this forum struggle with and that there are people on this forum whom have shared their experiences as noted here https://coderanch.com/t/682971/certification/books-months-don-pass#3205194 by Roel De Nijs.
Pete Letkeman wrote:What would be better to do first? The tests by Enthuware or the OCA practice tests by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff.
Pete Letkeman wrote:As some people have mentioned, having a study guide is a great resource, but reading it many times can be a challenge as the material becomes repetitive and boring.
Aside from reading the chapters in a different order, how else can I make the books more enticing?
Roel De Nijs wrote:That guy is really awesome.
Pete Letkeman wrote:I do more then just read the the study guide(s) and I do write code, usually files that are smaller then 50 lines so that I can test concepts out. Aside from that I'm on this site throughout the day reading posts, trying to help out by posting responses, and finally asking questions.
Pete Letkeman wrote:I find it somewhat interesting that in Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff book that they have much more to say about some subjects like LocalDate, LocalDateTime, LocalTime then the book by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates. As well it's interesting (to me at least) that Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates go into some detail regarding enums while Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff do not seem to mention them at all.
Pete Letkeman wrote:Many people have only used one study guide and the Internet to get passing grades and I have more then one study guide.
Pete Letkeman wrote:I know that the Enthuware foundation test showed me that Lambda's are a trouble area for me, but surprising to me so to was StringBuilder. That being said when there are only two or three questions regarding a subject it's fairly easy to answer one wrong and still have a fairly decent understanding of the subject material.
Pete Letkeman wrote:Oh, and I do agree with your statement