I can't recall the name, but there is a nobel prize winner who did suffered from GoldFish Syndrome( a problem of swiping off all from memory at periodic intervals), and it took him Years long to invent and get nobel because after every period of time, he had to start frest to his research!
Something similar was my case, it took me 6 long months to appear in the exam. I postponed my schedules two times for exams, within 6 months and lost all the learnings and restarted again, also that I am bad at remembering things and get them swipped off from memory, and also I am lazy to very harder. This exam needs a lot of CRAMMING because its APIs, method calls, return types, and static logics, for most of part.
I read HFS.About the book: Its a really good effort by Kathy,Bert, and one more person. Its extremely good for someone very new to the topics. This book is worth purchase, and will live longer than other comparisions.
Now the other side of book, All the parts related to word "TAG" are confusing. I read this book 3 times to understand them. If any author is here, plz work a little bit more on these parts. Also that the book needs to be made more indepth covering more content, there are various small things that are skipped, and pays price for that. EL needs to be covered with more emphasis. Definitely book corrections are need to be done.( I am open if you need detailed suggestions)
But overall looking as first publish, its doing really good. Good Kathy, and Bert, my personal congratulations.
I secured 52% in HFS Mock test, just the night before. so 52+27 for me.
The Mock tests of Enthuware are worth purchasing, it gives you a lot of practise of questions. BUT I tell you exam is dam easier than any mock exam any on the net. (may be you can share purchase)
I got a lot of questions on relations to "TAG" and that made the tougher part of it. Do practise them very well. SCJP guys, its less of concept here and more of api's.
I did not read any specs, reading 200pages is not a easy job, and at page 10 you start forgetting of page1
EL was the my worst performace, reason they give you multiple answer question for this, i mean choose 4 out of 6, now you are bounded to make mistake in either of 4.
I got 70 questions in all ! Still a surprise for me.
All those who are close to giving exam: Don't panic at whats not done. Just concentrate on what you did. If I can pass with only HFS you can also do it.
I know this would be the longest post ever but I even know this that last day we all go for looking only for such posts, and it would be of tremendous help to you.
I want to thank all of you who helped me in this forum, thanks everone.At one times my questions were even locked by the Manager.
, thanks to manager to still allow me be your part.
I think I did well,or not soo bad. I believe in "SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE". I want to request everyone who visits this post to revert back to this post with his comments, I will definitely see give you replies. THANKS