passed with 86%.!!
I was aiming higher, but I am happy nevertheless considering that there were all kinds of breaks in my preparation in the last two months, which is ever since i started preparing seriously.
A big thanks to javaranch, Special thanks to Jane for her patient explanations.
I had started learning java last year, but couldn't continue due to heavy work pressure. Kind of stumbled onto this site three months back, and discovered that there were a lot of things to be learn about this language and that there are wonderful folks who help u learn it!
after a month of participating in the forum and reading posts in the certification results forum, I decided that I wanted to write the exam. I come from a C background, so I had to unlearn some things.
and pick up lot of new stuff.
Gave most of the mocks as listed on this site..one which is probably not mentioned here, but is on nityananda's site is a list of 13 questions. Those were excellent.
I used jqplus towards the last three weeks. It is a good tool. It has its share of typos and errors, but overall it is good and the support team is very helpful.
All the best to everyone preparing for SCJP. If you are a novice, relax and apply yourself, you can do it. Take your own time to assess where you stand, and you will know when you are ready.
Thanks everyone !