This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
While studying, I found the answers to all bar one of my queries in the forums here (and for the remaining query, I posted a new topic which was promptly answered). This saved me a heap of time in my studies which I'm sure translated into a few extra percent on the day!
HF and JWebPlus were the tools used. I considered the cost of JWebPlus an investment (especially when compared to the cost of the exam and the book) and will cetainly use a simulator again for SCBCD.
Good luck if you're studying for this exam. My advice? It's simple - do as many practice questions and mocks exams as you can. Then do some more.