I completed the SCJP2 yesterday scoring 83%. I have been studying on and off for about a year. The main books that I used to prepare with are: �Beginning Java2� �Thinking in Java� �A Programmer�s Guide to Java Certification� I did many mock exams in preparation. In the final week though I emphasized JQ+. My tests scores on the JQ+ were in the 68-71 test range. From reading other posts a ten point difference between the JQ+ and actual exam is normal. I think that this is a wonderfully helpful forum. I am grateful for all the posts/responses that I have read in order to help prepare myself for the exam. Thank you!