Beta exams were called out for the SCJP for the tiger platform and i just couldn't resist doing it. It was a long time since i used java on a project but decided to get my hands dirty on it.
Unfortunately didn't get enough time to study. I used the Java 5.0 developers notebook and javaranch to prepare. The exam was a bit tough and i was sitting and doing it for 5 hours (I took 4 hours and 45 mins). But i love to keep myself upto date on both java and .NET technologies which motivated me to do the beta.
As for passing the exam i am not very sure though... I did very well on design related issues on OO (I love OO) but didn't do so well on threads (I hate threads). Have to wait and see how it went.