I passed this morning with an 86%... I studied for about 6 weeks. I read the Roberts book and the Mughal book cover to cover in about 3 weeks. I took all of the quizzes at the end of the chapters and did some of the coding problems in the Mughal book (not all of them though -- it seems like that would take forever). I spent the other 3 weeks doing Mock exams, the JavaRanch Rules Roundup, and reading the tutorials on javaprepare. I wrote some code also just to see how things actually work. Writing code seems to make some concepts sink in better. For some reason just seeing a compiler error or a runtime error in action is a bit more meaningful than reading it in a book for me. I didn't write TONS of code (only around 15-20 very short programs). The Mock exams were very helpful especially the questions which require you to look at code. I took around 15 Mock exams in 3 weeks. I set a goal in mid-June to take the test July 31 (missed it by a day but oh well). I think having a date in mind forced me to focus and avoid letting the studying process drag out too long. Anyhow thanks to websites like javaranch I passed...
Congrats, Steve. I'm preparing myself and I certainly can understand what you mean by allowing the study process to drag out to long. I have to take it no later that Sep. 1. Anyway, again good luck and congrats. Donald
<b>Donald Nunn</b><br />Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
CONGRATULATIONS Steve! Job well done! I hope to write by Aug 15th. Yes I let it drag out waaay too long! Wish you well :-) Percy hmmm Smilies Legend is on but inactive :-( [This message has been edited by Percy Densmore (edited August 03, 2001).]