Don’t do your preparation exactly the way I did.
I do recommend
- reading recommended books
- setting up the software in a virtual machine
- watch whatever online video is available
- Do as many exercises as you can – especially in your weak areas – nothing beats hands on time
- do lots of late nights driven by coffee and nervous energy, it works but you will pay the price in the week afterwards if you are over cough, cough years of age.
Which is why I haven’t tweeted or posted much over the last week