sorry, I know this might be crazy. java networking, databases (sql statements, connections, etc) as well as applets (including graphics, java 2D, and multimedia) are not listed as scjp/ocpjp certification objectives, but are in most complete java books.
can anyone please assure me I can skip this material when preparing for the exam?
sorry for repeating myself.
Complete java books try to teach you complete java but SCJP course is not complete java right.
It has a particular syllabus and the topics you listed above are not included in it..
You can check the oracle website to be sure as suggested by Prithvi.