Here are some tips on the strategies I used and some things I wish I’d known in advance.
DRAFT - Work in progress. More to come :)
It’s not advisable to cram for any exam. You will get far more out of the process if you invest weeks or months preparing properly. I was in a non-ideal situation where (due to an expiring voucher) I couldn’t postpone the exam, but had not done any preparation. The day before the exam, I fully expected to fail.
There is no guarantee that using these tips will allow you to pass. Bear in mind also that I have been programming in Java on and off for two decades.
Pretend you are the Java compiler.
Pretend you are the Java Virtual Machine.