This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Yesterday I passed SCJP 1.5 with 80 %.
This was my first attemp to it though have been Java Programmer for last 6 years, so little disappointed with the marks.
To pass the exam I read the Kathy Sierra & bert book deeply. did all the questions at the chapters end and made my own small notes out of the book.
I used Devaka's examlab software, it helped me to get the feel of real exam and the quality of the questions was outstanding.
I used to read and understand the explanation of the answers, which I answered wrong, this strengthen my concepts a lot.
I gave all the exams in examlab and got 56% on an average. In last final exam I scored 60%.
Now I'm preparing for SCWCD 5.0.
Why deveka's examlab software is not available for SCWCD. It would've really good if it was available.