Hi All, I cleared the certification with 94% and this site helped me a lot. This was a sort of reference guide, looking into the postings for any doubts I had and usually getting most of them. The best part was my fiance had taken this exam a month back and she also got 94%. Some coincidence that!! This was the first time I took the exam and prepared for almost a month full time. My recommendation for anyone preparing for the exam and wanting to read just one book, it should definitely be Khalid Mughal (of course R & H will be an added bonus ). The online notes - I found Veena's the best(barring a couple of mistakes regarding null and one or two more). Veena - whoever you are , thanks a lot - your notes were with me the whole of last week. For the mock tests, JQPlus is a must. The thread questions were the same, word by word. What I observed were the questions were definitely easier than the mock tests(compared to JQPlus random test and Marcus Green's 2nd test), some of then being surprisingly very very easy and the more difficult ones were taken care of in JQPlus. Wishing all of you the very best for the exam. And once again thanks to you all.
Congratulations Rajiv! ------------------ Ajith Kallambella M. Sun Certified Programmer for the Java�2 Platform. IBM Certified Developer - XML and Related Technologies, V1.
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Erich, I basically concentrated on studying the books(Khalid and then R&H) for the first couple of weeks and the last two weeks were mostly mock exams and brushing up my fundamentals in between from Veena's notes. One of the sites that really impressed me was Abhilash's mock exam questions. The ones on Strings and AWT were particularly nice - I really enjoyed going through them. I kept Marcus Green's , JQPlus random test, Bill Brogden and Khalid Mughal for the last week. And I would recommend anyone not to miss out on Jawaorski's mock exam either. Good luck.