Cleared the exam today with 83%. Thanks to javaranch and JQplus. I have no programming experience and haven't attended any java course. It took me 1.5 months(full time) to prepare for the exam.Used RHE and Mughal as reference. Took all the mock exams ,listed in this site and all the tests in JQplus.Took valentin's exam,2 days before my SCJP exam,got 53% in that. I should say my SCJP score is comparable to the average in Marcus green exams and higher than the JQplus average. In my opinion,the SCJP exam is not difficult ,and can be cleared with a good score,if we approach it in the right away. So,the key is to,take as many mocks as possible and do a little bit of coding ,to understand the concept well. All the best for ,all those planning to take the exam in the future.