Finally I am a SCWCD with 91%.
I was a regular visitor of this forum for the last 2 mons.
And at the risk of sounding extrmely repititve I must say that Javaranch rocks..and Head First rocks too man..This is sounding more like a cliche these days.Well but reading HF was a real pleasure.Technical topics were never so fun before.And the book is more than enough for SCWCD preparation.Thanks HF team.and by the way your sentence at the bottom of some pages "and we know of a really good book on EJB" always made me laugh out loud.Talk about being modest.Just kidding.
The exam is very easy as compared to the HF mock.I had just scored 66% in it 4 days before.So the rule was +25 for me.
I was preparing for last one month.Had read HF twice in that period.Then took a 10 days leave from office and finally gave the exam yesterday.The only mocks I practiced were the java ranch mocks,J2eecertificate and ofcourse the HF mock.As suggested by everyone keep the HF mock till the very last.It really pushes us to study and gives us a fair idea of where we stand.
The exam has equal amount of questions on almost all topics.Drag and Drop questions are quite easy.Design patterns was one area that I feared,but got a 100% on that.Lost some points in custom tags and web app deployment and structure(sob :-().
I have 1 year experience in J2EE now,but never really worked with filters ,security etc.So this was really good learing for me.
Well then,if any one has any queries to ask,feel free to post a message.