I had clearer SCJP
1.4 with 100% today.
I am regular visitor of JavaRanch.
About the Exam it was not so much easy ..lots of question were trickier .
As i m working as Software Engineer so getting not enough time for prepartion though i m working
mininum 2-3 hours daily for Certification Study.
I had read K&B Book thrice.Given almost all mock Exams in Javaranch Page and Used JQPlus .
Here i want to clear that so many people had posted that K&B is not sufficient but i want to add that
if u match with objectives of 1.4 then u can not get perfect book as K&B.
Yes if u want to gain new concepts and thorough understanding of Java
then u can refer Khalid Mughal and Thinking in Java.
But for SCJP 1.4 its sufficient.
Reading Khalid Mughal gives u confidence and good concepts which will help u in so many hard mock exams.
About Mock Exam :
I am getting 66% (JQPlus Tough) , 77% to 88% JQPlus Standard Exams, 96,96,90 in Marcus Exam Accordingly, 85% in Bill Gorden,
91% in John Hunt, 91% K&B Mock Exam.
DO as much as Mock Exams as you can. Read K&B throughly.
I also want to thank you my colleagues Biren,Pankaj who are constantly encourage me and took part actively
in my exam problems .
Last...but not least...the man who inspire me To Be Certified and teach me very very cool concepts of Java ...
my Senior Mr. Purav Gandhi.
and how can i forget you java ranchers...thank you so much.
I am lover of HF(Head First Series)of Kathy Sierra having all HF books so very very much thankful to you both .I had
followed K&B not only by exam contents but also reading tricks and exam related tricks.
Thank you very much