I want to pass the Spring Professional Certification.
I have 2 questions:
1. Do I really have to take the Core Spring class? (http://pivotal.io/academy says: "The Spring Professional Certification is designed for developers who have taken the Core Spring class..").
2. Is there any books or mock test for preparation?
Yeah - you have to take the course.
I did and it was well worth doing, the class is taught by one of the actual spring developers, so they really know the subject matter. Personally I think that the certification would be of less value, if it was just based around an exam. There really is a lot of material covered on this course. Your paying for the tuition, the exam voucher is just an extra...