This is good article that matches up to my experiences in passing the exam. http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-12-2002/jw-1206-architect.html? "Consistent characteristics of successful and unsuccessful exam submissions" and "Top Submission Mistakes" is right on the mark and includes some things that I thought were important, but are not much mentioned in other places (neatness counts! Watch those typos!) Give it a read if you are working on the exam.