Thanks to fellow ranchers for sharing info and helping.
My preparation took about two months.I did HFS2 three times for about 2 months with an average of 2 hrs a day. Also went through the jstl specs as well as Marc Peabody notes. And of course i was always around the ranch to get other peoples understanding on certain matters.
On the mock exams i did HFS1 mock(75%) and HFS2 mock(63%) as well as jdiscuss mocks.
As for now i'm off to get one or two drinks