I am new to java & also to this forum. I have just study khalid mughal & want to give the scjp exam.but i am confused for which exam should i opt scjp 1.5 or scjp 5.0?Are both same? On internet i found Whizlab software for cracking the exam of cost 350 Rupees & also a book Kathy & berts.Which one should i purcase?please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible or reply me through this forum.
I am jobless person right now(b/z fresher passed B.E. in 2006) & i think certification will help me in getting a job.
About which exam: The 1.5 is newer than the 1.4, so it is better to take the 1.5 in my opinion. Some difficult topics are new to the 1.5 especially a lot of generics that takes some time. But the 1.4 has also a lot on the Math class and bitshifting that will not appear on 1.5.
To start with, get the K&B book first before you buy exam software like withlabs. There are also some free mock exams on the net. Get the book, study, write a lot of code, perhaps make up your own little question catalogue. Then go for the free mocks, and when you are still uncertain, you may think about getting the whizlabs software.