I just passed VMware Spring certification. I got 417 score over 500, though I'm still curious what is the percentage of this or how many mistake do I got.
The exam is simple if you are prepared. I can agree with their claim that you can pass if you can answer all questions in their study guide pdf.
It took me about 6 weeks of preparation, a consistent 1 to 2 hours of study every morning right after I wake up.
I have only about 1 year of experience prior on taking this exam. I used the following resources to prepare:
- Pivotal Certified Professional Core Spring 5 Developer Exam, Second Edition by Iuliana Cosmina
- Core Spring 5 Certification in Detail by Ivan Krizsan
- And notes by fellow rancher you can found here https://github.com/MrR0807/SpringCertification5.0
I can say that the first one is a long book where you can study it even you don't have any experience with spring. Then the second one will summarize all the details you need for the exam. Lastly, the pdf notes is the one you can use before the actual exam, I read all of it for 1 whole day and it is very helpful, though there is some missing notes that is covered in exam so be sure to double check the study guide.
I try to answer some mock exams (2 mock exam to be exact) you can download for free in google play, but I don't recommend them because there is some questions not covered in the exam and there is some outdated question and answers.