This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi Answer to 1: Depends on how much experience u have with Java. I have more than 4 years of Exp and I spent an hour a day for 1 month. If u feel confident u can take with 2 weeks of prep as well Answer to 2: I think lot of companies have not yet moved to JDK 1.4. But if u say that u r certified in JDK1.4 people will feel more confident about ur abilities. I hope I was able to answer ur questions