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There are many websites that promise if you study their practice exams and Q&A you will pass your certification exams. I want to ask an open ended question about peoples personal experiences with those sites and if they are worth a try.

For example: I want to take the Oracle University 1Z0-803. These sites have pay for practice exams: http://www.actualanswers.com

http://www.selftestengine.com

etc..

Where is the appropriate form to ask this type of question?

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Open-ended questions (especially ones soliciting personal experiences) are off-topic throughout the Stack Exchange network. If you can make your question specific, you can try asking here. –  Robert Harvey Jul 16 '12 at 17:57
    
I appreciate the feedback and I asked my question here: workplace.stackexchange.com/q/2553/1842. I intended these questions to help the community at large and not just myself. –  Quinma Jul 16 '12 at 18:14
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You didn't make your question specific enough. :) –  Robert Harvey Jul 16 '12 at 18:33
    
I will be the test subject then and purchase it and post my answer next month. I appreciate the help Robert. –  Quinma Jul 16 '12 at 18:47

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There is a site with lots of helpful answers for java programmers: http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-24/java-programmer-SCJP

I went ahead and tried http://enthuware.com/ product and it is really good for 10$.

Initially I wasn't going to buy any software figuring I know java really well but the test questions are really specific for things that are often times not commonly used or common knowledge. Suffice to say, I am extremely happy I bought a practice test because I scored 50% on the first practice test and it is a long way up to 75%.

It would have been incredibly embarrassing for my company to pay for the certification 300$ and find out the hard way I that I wasn't prepared.

I wouldn't buy just any practice tests because they are not equal and some are complete scams. You need to do your research and find ones that other people have used.

P.S. : thanks to using that software i passed with a 93%, otherwise i definitely would have failed.

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