Failed for the second time today with 57%, breakdown is:
Servlet Technology Model: 83%
Structure and Deployment of Web Applications 37%
Web Container Model: 85%
Session Management: 57%
Web Application Security: 33%
JSP Technology Model: 57%
Building JSPs using EL: 40%
Building JSPs using Standard Actions: 100%
Building JSPs using Tag Libraries: 50%
Building a custom Tag Library: 20%
am kicking myself about this but I think the problem is that i don't use any of thi stuff in my day to day work and never have plus I have a monster cold today! Now I just need to decide if I'm going to retake it again or get my life back....
I hope your cold is getting better. Before getting your life back, can you tell us how you prepared for the exam. What kind of materials are you using, and how are you using them ? I'm sure we'll find ways to make you pass this exam.
what I didn't do was any coding which is probably my problem
That may be one problem yes. It is easier to assimilate and understand by making samples. Apart from that, the Enthuware simulator should show you where your weaknesses are. Try to focus on them first, by referring to your books, and by making samples. Take your time when you do the mocks, and when you're finished, read and review all the explanations carefully. This requires some effort, but this will pay at the end.
Also please don't use any IDE's or ant scripts for development and deployment. Use only a text editor and an application server like Tomcat and do all the samples in HFS book. Wish you all the best next time and take this as a challenge!