This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The SCJP 5.0 covers a lot of the new features in Java 5, while still asking the core Java questions. The SCJP 5.0 exam is also a bit more difficult in that the exam is more performance based than knowledge based. The newer exam requires that you really understand the concepts as ooposed to memorizing the concepts.
There are a few threads already posted that give a more detail objective by objective specific differences.