This week's giveaway is in the Spring forum. We're giving away four copies of liveProject: Protecting User Data with Spring Security and OAuth2 and have Laurentiu Spilca on-line! See this thread for details.
Why I think I failed (53%) - I prepped pretty intensively for the last 2 months ( 25+ hours per week )
1. Not enough time spent on Mock tests ( I've done 3 in the last week , up until then , I hadn't done any)
2. Not enough time spent, practicing speed reading code ( you have to read alot of code , very quickly in this exam )
3. Practice writing / viewing code in a black and white text editor ( I used Eclipse )
If I could make one suggestion to Oracle it would be allow abit more time ( I'm not a season exam taker - its been 12 years since my last exam ).
The funny thing is I think I really gave myself a really great update of my Java knowledge, and feel like I know many of the topics really well now ( I'm an experienced dev but haven't done any hardcore for some years Java since Java 1.5 ).