This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff on-line! See this thread for details.
Welcome to the ranch! You should probably take 1.6. The differences between 1.5 and 1.6 are minimal (just some new API classes and interfaces.) I don't think 1.4 is administered any more, but even if it is I would go directly for 1.6, as getting certification for old technology like 1.4 would probably be of limited value. As to what you should do to pass: Think about what you did the first time, and what you can do to improve. Personally, I would get the Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates Study Guide for SCJP 1.6, do a lot of mock exams, and write a lot of sample code. For a good set of free mock exams, do a search for Devaka's ExamLab.
All code in my posts, unless a source is explicitly mentioned, is my own.
Dilanka Jayawardana wrote:Can I get SCJP 1.6 E-books free
wrong place to ask ! !
And i completely believe that scjpbook by K& B is a wonderful book that is worth buying.
Why to worry about things in which we dont have control, Why to worry about things in which we have control ! !
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That's true. If you want free information, go to Sun's website. They have plenty of free tutorials, and you can get the java API documentation free, plus The Java Language Specification, which is also free. Should you attempt to read and understand the JLS completely, you are assured to pass the exam with an excellent grade. But it is not the type of book that I would consider easy reading...