I will spend around 2 weeks, 3-4 hours per day, to prepare this exam even I took other exams that covered most of the areas in SCJA.
that is 6 hours. ok i am not going for high score this time so i can do it in 5 hours
I just wonder, if you do not want to spend time on studying it, why you take the test? What is the meaning of failing an exam without study? Of course, if you pass the exam without study, you can tell other proudly.
well taking the exam is a learning experience on its own. failing without study will tell me what i need to study better. i am not really interested in telling other people that i did not study. quite the opposite. i think it is better to tell people that i had to study for years which makes the certificate more impressive
As Bert said, SCJP holders should be able to pass the exam with no doubts, however, taking an exam is one of the ways to learn, and thus, you will definitely learn something during the study path. If you learn nothing, it is better not to waste time on certain exams.
learning is something that has exaggerated importance. i have learned about a lot of tools and technologies but i have forgot most of them because i havenot been able to use them any more because of different job requirements. certificates are just resume dressing for me nothing more nothing less. anyway i hope your assesment is correct and everything will workout