Passed SCJP 5.0 July 25, 2006. One week after the exam, started to learn JSP and Servlet, using HFSJ. (Have no experience with JSP and Servlet before)
Today, passed SCWCD 88%
My personal experience, SCWCD1.4 is much easier than SCJP5.0 If full-time preparation, two or three weeks are enough. I am working part-time and new semester started at the middle of August. Therefore I spent four weeks for preparation.
I finished reading HFSJ two times, Mikalai Zaikin's SCWCD Study Guide one time, and looked through Frederic Esnault 1.4 notes the night before exam.
Key things: 1. Need to memorize a lot of APIs. 2. Set up the Tomcat Web Container, play around those examples from HFSJ books.