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.
There are some people who do take the upgrade. However they are hard to find Why dont you leave a trail for others to follow ? Pass the exam and tell the people here how they can go about preparing for it. Good luck