I passed SCJP today
.. thou not satisfied at all with the score .. 76%
. My husband and I started preparing in the 3rd week of Nov. Surprisingly, he too scored similarly .. 75%.
We read only the KAM book and took almost all the mock exams on Maha's page. Thanks to Maha and the authors of all the mock exams esp Marcus green, Majji, Abhilash and JQuest.
A special note of thanks to Velu for his notes .. it really helped us to revise and also learning a lot new.
We were done with all the reading in about 4 weeks and over the last two weeks, we had been just reading Velu's notes and taking mock exams. We had worked really hard over the last two weeks and had scored better than the real exam. But we didnt work out much with coding examples .. I think thats where we missed !!!
But still what I personally feel is that the questions were not less tricky and those on threads were mostly new to me .. never encountered similar ones in any of the mocks
I will also post the kind of questions that I got and tips on which areas to stress while preparing.
Really disappointed about the score .. had aimed for a minimum of 80%.
All the Best .. take the test only when u feel that u r really really confident.