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.
Got an e-mail from Oracle last week informing me that I had passed the exam. Thank you very much for your support!!
In terms of perparations: I posted my notes on the first exam about mid last year. It took me about 80 hours spread out during 3 month to prepare for part two and three. The main thing that helped me was chapter 9 of the architecture book and this forum.