Morning all...I'm taking the exam on Monday and am none too optimistic to say the least. I'm doing the whizlabs practice exmas and am hitting 40-50%. I'm reading the K+B book and although I understand the most of the content in the chapters ..Im finding the questions tough. The questions I really struggle with are the exeptions throwing (any other good books out there) generics and multi threading. Anyway I was made redundant recently and part of the redundancy package was that I got 4 grand to use to retrain (this has to be used up within 6 months ...4 gone already). Are there any good week/2 week courses where I can fine tune my knowledge? Incidentlly I started my career in cobol programming for 4 yrs and then drifted away from IT. I did a java course at the local tech last year and passed....do you thing certification is absolutely necessary?