Thanks to all the wonderful people who give their time and efforts in this wonderful community online. I passed my SCJP 2 5.0 today.
To share my experience I would say apart from giving technical help Ranchers needs tons of appreciation for emotional support they provide through these forums. Felling of everyone is sailing in same boat
On preparation strategy I studied K&B book, (The first book that I can think of I read page to page in my life). Self-test and mock test are real good. Don�t look at the quantity but Quality of questions they cover pretty much every concept.
I did wizlab mock test they are second to K & B.
Mock test �JMMock� is also good specially questions on generics.
JavaRanch rounds game is good for the time when you want to fell happy of achieving 100% J
On Test Taking strategy.
Don�t worry if you are confused, worried etc etc during preparation or on test day.
This is Human, Take a deep breath, stretch yourself and start the test. Don�t rush through questions; there is enough time to complete test.
One thing I decided and worked for me was I didn�t marked questions for later review, because after doing through 72 questions I knew I wont be able to concentrate again on questions and It adds to more confusion when u re-visit a question. When you are attempting a question, try to find out what question is really testing and you are done.
Overall test judges well of your language understanding and concepts. I enjoyed taking the test.
Thanks once again