This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
I have booked in for my SCBCD on January 12. Feel that I am prepared for it. I got %70 in the final Enthuware exam which apparently is harder than the real exam. I have also been using uCertify where so far I have scored 75, 66 and 70. Pass or fail I will be letting you all know how I go.
I just did Sun's free assessment on the internet. Sadly I only got 18/30 which is just a pass. However I then did Sun's official SCBCD ePractise exam number 1 where I got %75. So everything seems to be looking good. Kind of makes sense that they'd make the free assessment hard to scare exam takers into buying the official Sun training or the ePractise exams (which I did).
Whoa didn't expect to get a score this good. Maybe 80%, but not 88%. Anyways the exam is not that hard if you have prepared well. I went a bit overboard and use 4 different exam simulator: Enthuware, uCertify, Whizlabs and the official ePractise exams from Sun training. I also used the O'Reilly book and EJB3 in Action. Finally I read the specs A LOT which seems to help push your score up into the upper echolon.