I just came back from the exam centre; I'm still very excited and shaking.
I was really nervous before the exam but was able to calm down after I had filled in
the pre-exam questions.
I passed the exam with 98%.
I had scheduled my exam originally for the 25/04 but I felt very confident and moved it forward to today.
I would like to thank all the JavaRanch people for being such a great bunch of people, always friendly and willing to help. Apologies If I didn't participate too much.
I used only http://www.javacertificate.com,
I purchased their full preparation package a couple of weeks ago and went through all the objectives. Only when I scored 90% and above each objective I moved on to the next objective.
After each objective I went through their quick review questions and every time I started a new objective
I ran the quick review questions from the objectives that I had finished.
Finally I started to take many mock-exams on their site and yesterday I went through the exclusive final certification mock exam.
This is a very cool site and very well organized. The mock questions are very close to the real exam. I could not have been able to pass without them.
Many thanks folks.
I didn't purchase any books but I went through the JLS, rather boring but very good to study the correct terminology.
Last but not least, I would like to thank my wife and almost 2 year old son for having to miss me during my study period.