This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm very glad to say that I passed the exam with 94%. To prepare for the exam I've read HFSJ, and I was always checking the spec and doing tests.
I did all three Marcus Green's mocks, scoring more than 90% in all of then. They are really helpful and are free, but I found some mistakes on the answers. I also did the final mock in HFSJ scoring 75%.
The exam had some really complicated questions, and I have to say that I've answered around 50% of the questions without being absolutely sure if I was giving the write answer. I tried to use good sense and elimination most of the times. The other half of the questions was pretty easy.
So my advice is to read the book but not rely entirely on it to do your preparation, for the exam will have some concepts that are not there.
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