Thanks for the guys who commented and voted on the poll. The reason why I did post this was my own experience which shocked me.
I didnt think that you could get through a exam using just brain dumps. But few weeks ago I was toled by one of my colleges that two checkpoint certification vouchers he had was expiring next day and he didn't want to use it. I didn't like to go 300 bucks wasted so I registered myself with one voucher and scheduled the exam for the next day.
I had work with Checkpoint 4.1 until about 1 year ago but as my duties changed I dint have time to play with it after that. I am also certified CCSE 2000. We also upgraded this firewall to NGX but didn't have time to get involved in the implementation. So my knowledge of NGX was not very high.
With my office/home work I had only about 2 hours to spare, So I got a brain dump and read it once. I didn't expect to get through the exam but I thought I will at least get a taste of the questions.
I sat for the exam and got though it with a big margin. I just couldn't believe it. If I had prepared for this exam, I would have taken at least 1 month to go though all the documentation.
So thats my story.
And Don was right on target. The voucher was money going to waste anyway. So I dint run any risk even if I had failed. If it was my money, I would have never taken this risk. Now I will have my go at the CCSE in NGX and you can be assured that I will spent at least one month in preparation.
Its a totally new ball game when you are spending your own money .