This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff on-line! See this thread for details.
Well, I didn't quite manage to get through this easily with a perfect score in 9 1/2 minutes like everybody else, but I passed Some lessons learned during my whopping ten-day preparation: 1. Take more than 10 days. 2. I read Professional SCWCD Certification - Wrox. It stinks. 3. I took a few mock exams: Sun's practice exam - 80%, Eduardo Cobian's SCWCD Test - 36% (that's no typo), and Anand Chawla's Mock Exam - 85%. 4. Eduardo Cobian's mock exam also stinks. 5. Take it anyways All in all though - a good experience. It's a bit hard to get your hands on good (free) material for preparing for this exam though. It's not like studying for the SCJP where you have a million mock exam questions, and a hundred books to choose from at Borders. Oh -- I did use some of the links on the SCWCD links page here (javaranch), which were a huge help, especially the web-app dtd diagram by somebody.