This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
If you have taken an oracle certification that has a class as a pre-req, can you thread here when Oracle checks you have taken the hands on course? In particular is it that you get an exam registration code after taking the class or do they enforce on granting the cert?