Yaay Now I can go on vacation and forget everything I just learned.
For preparation I read Khalid Mughal's and Rolf Rasmussen's excellent book one time through and did whizlabs' mock exams. The results I got in the real thing are quite consistent with what I observed during my mock exams. My mean score over 9 mocks was 85.4%. I was thus really happy to receive 88% because I was expecting to do a little worse than on the mocks due to anxiety of writing the real thing and doing an exam in an unknown location. My per-topic distribution of marks is very similar to the one obtained in the mocks with Collections and Declarations and Access Control being my weakest areas. The first because of not caring to remember the signatures of all the little methods and the second because of frequently missing syntactic nuances that make all the difference in seemingly easy questions. The exam took me 1hr to answer and 15 minutes to double-check. Next on the list is vacation to Europe. Second on the list is SCWCD.
A big thanks to all who participate in this excellent java resource that has helped me immensely in achieving my goal!