Cleared the exam 3 weekends back with an overall score of 93%. Messed up with Threads... got only 75% in that area. I am glad that I used the HeadFirst book by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates.
I received my certificate last week. But, I am surprised Sun does not give any candidate id/number or any url that you can pass on to potential employers to verify your certification status. Any one aware of anything like that?
Sun does provide publishing certification. You go to sun certificate site. Login and click "publish certificate" menu. You can have sun email your certification information to the person you specified.