Okay, truthfully I have been a professional C++ programmer for the past 5 years, but I am looking to make the transition into Java
I started studying a week ago Monday. I decided to take both 1.4 and 5.0 on the same day.
I got 85% on the 1.4 exam. I got 75% on the 5.0 Tiger
I thought that Tiger was much more difficult than the 1.4 exam. Mainly because there is not a lot of study material available for it, so I was not completely sure what to expect.
The most annoying part of the 5.0 exam was not being able to review drag and drop questions without it erasing everything.
Study materials I used: JavaRanch cows game Head First Java 2nd edition (just for review to see how C++ & java differed) K&B 1.4 study guide (very nice book) Whizlabs 1.4 simulator Whizlabs 5.0 simulator
I think that the Whizlabs was a good investment. The exams were much harder than the actual, but *Great* practice for me