I want to express my thanks and gratitude to all the people here at Javaranch for their advices and support. I believe this is the best place for learning Java on the NET.
I gave the exam on 24 January 2002 (last week).
My story :
When I clicked the button for the final result I saw 100% for all sections. It was a real pleasant surprise after more than 5 months of hard work.
There are persons much more valuable than me on this site. But I've done my lessons, and of course I had luck.
The best advice I can give you :
Be very careful!. If you've done your homework, the difference is in the details ! Make a search in this forum with "traps to be aware " and you'll find Ajith Kallambella, Maha Anna, Jim Yingst... tips on how to avoid such traps.
Even with your eyes wide opened you can make mistakes (emotions and tension can mislead you even for simple questions).
I never done any notes for the exam. I preffer to read Velmurugan's ones.
I've done a lot of mocks which sharpened my eyes. The most important activity after taking a mock is to analyze the result . I spent a great amount of time writing little programs to clarify the points I was unsure of.
All the things above were mentioned all around this place by the forum moderators. I just tried my best to follow them.
Future plans :
I think I will spend my time learning some database concepts and maybe I'll go for an Oracle certification.
Thanks a lot !