This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
Indeed there is no problem. Even with an SCJD book about Java 1.4 you can pass the certification, because this certification is mainly about concepts and designs rather than about language semantics. But you need of course use the latest JDK version and proof you know it, so use generics and enhanced for loops for example