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How similar are the Enthuware mock exams to the real thing?

 
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I've seen a few people on here say that the mock exams are a bit harder than the real exam but I was hoping to get some more clarification. What you recommend scoring on a mock exam before scheduling the real thing? Thanks a lot!
 
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The Enthuware guys often have specific numbers based on feedback they receive that helps them track those correlations.

Until they come by, beware false reassurance from taking the same mock test like six times, and scoring very well because you've pretty much memorized those specific questions and answers.

I don't think that by itself is harmful, they are pretty good questions (others disagree and say avoid re-taking the same questions too many times like the plague) I would just be careful not to get overconfident due to overfamiliarity with specific questions and answers.

Doing a mock test filled entirely with specific questions you have never seen before gives you the best sense of where you are at, because part of the challenge is "taking it all in" pretty quickly just to even figure out what you have to do to determine the answer.
 
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We recommend that one should definitley pass at least one mock test in the first attempt before scheduling the real one.

Some people take the same mock test multiple times and then based on that score, which is invariably higher, decide to take the real exam only to get disappointed by the result.

If you follow the suggestion given here, I believe, you will do well on the real exam.

Not very scientific or fool proof, but this is a good indicator of how you might score on the real exam: https://enthuware.com/java-certification-ocajp-8-average-score

 
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Jesse Silverman wrote:others disagree and say avoid re-taking the same questions too many times like the plague


One may have to resort to retaking the same questions if they run out of new questions but with so many mock exams available, there is really no point in retaking. One would be better off using their time attempting new questions.

Instead of retaking the test, we highly recommend analyzing the test that one has just taken. Checking explanations and understanding why they got a question wrong is very important for improving the score on the next (unseen ) test.
 
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