I am currently preparing for SCJP 1.5. I have found the entire Javaranch community really helpful and it is great that everybody here are very dedicated towards their work. so wnat to Thank You All!!
While preparing for SCJP, I found that it is too syntax oriented and it does not comprise of any other Java technologies like JSP or servlets or RMI. I had to learn regarding the same through various other means.
But through SCJA we get high level overview of all the Java technologies and its a very novel thought on part of Sun to introduce this certification.
Now, i am planning to first complete the SCJA and then SCJP.
Also, from going through this SCJA forum for the study materials, it seems Cameroon Mackenzie's books the most popular.
Looking forward to more posts from me on this forum.