I just completed 4 days in a class room on this subject.
A little bit overwhelming.
A lot of good material but it is way too much to digest in just 4 days.
I wish training companies would offer scheduling alternatives to these straight X days hellish setup. I think that offering 2 half days a week for a month would be easier to digest.
After taking this course I have a voucher to go try the exam. I will take it and to prepare I received a few advices that I like:
- Set a date for the exam so you have the deadline motivation working for you
- Use the study guide questions from Spring Source
- Write all the answers on a cheat sheet and carry it with you every where you go to read it over and over
- Redo all the labs and test alternative solutions
So by Monday I will have my schedule written down and I will start on my certification path. I know that it will be a lot of work but I see all the benefits from it and that motivates me more than the deadline.