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.
Paul Wheaton here said �The norm seems to be studying about 20 hours a week for a month.� But of course, all people are different and preparations may be 2-3-4� times longer. I am also beginner in Java, although I have more than 10 years of programming experience, and it took me nearly 2 months to feel comfortable with exam questions (to score around 90% on mocks). I think most important thing is not to rush and not to compare you with others, who may seem study faster than you can. I did it and� nothing but frustration. BTW, on Maha�s page you can find some useful tips for your preparation. Good luck!!!