This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Is it better to take one of the courses offered by Sun to prepare for the SCJP than to buy some books on Java programming and study on your own? I am thinking about taking the course, SL-275, but it seems to be rather expensive.