I sat the exam today and passed with an 81% score. To be honest i am quite surprised at that score as i was expecting to get between 70%-75%.
There were no questions on Serialisation but there was a question on Notify() which i thought was also removed. I would say there was at least one or more questions from every topic in the K&B book (Except serialisation). There was no question that was not covered in the book. My only advice is that the K&B book is the only book you need. Don't bother with anything else. It has all the topics you need for the exam and probably a bit more. I think if you understand every topic in the book you should be able to pass the exam with flying colors.
I am planning to do the Web Components exam next. I have not investigated it yet but i am hoping to sit the exam 3 months from now. Do you guys it is possible? The only problem is that i only get about 2 hrs a day for the revision and the whole weekend. Do you think that is stretching it?
I actually think that i will do better on the web components exam than the core java one. The reason being that i do get involved (on my day job) in developing web application using jsp/struts/servlets etc but not on a daily basis. Do you guys think 3 months is possible?
Thank you everyone who has helped. I wouldn't have been able to pass without the help of guys here. I tried my best to say thank you on every response. I apologise if i forgot to do that on any of the questions i posted.