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Need help to start the preparation for scjp certification.

 
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Hi All,
I am planning to give scjp certification exam in around October 2015.
So I need to know the basic pre requisites to start the preparation and the materials that are best suited.
And some one please let me know the cost of exam, as I heard I need to clear TWO exams to complete scjp. If yes, what are they and how much does each of them cost ?

It would be very helpful if anyone guides me through this.

Thanks,
Jeevan
 
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I will make my answer :

So I need to know the basic pre requisites to start the preparation and the materials that are best suited.


Study material:
For java 6
You must have for: http://www.amazon.com/SCJP-Certified-Programmer-Java-310-065/dp/0071591060 - SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Exam
For java 7:
for OCJP you must pass 2 exam: OCA and OCJP (in ukraine cost 150$ each)
You can use: http://www.amazon.com/Programmer-Study-1Z0-803-1Z0-804-Certification/dp/0071772006/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1435234966&sr=1-3 OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide (Exams 1Z0-803 & 1Z0-804)
and/or bunch of http://www.manning.com/gupta/ and http://www.manning.com/gupta2/
for java 8 also 2 OCA and OCJP:
http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118957407,miniSiteCd-SYBEX.html
http://www.amazon.com/OCP-Certified-Professional-Programmer-1Z1-809/dp/1119067901/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1435235208&sr=1-3&keywords=Jeanne+Boyarsky when it become available

also when you prepare you should use mock test to know how to what is your weak side.
for OCA 7 i use enthuware and it was good
http://www.enthuware.com/

And some one please let me know the cost of exam, as I heard I need to clear TWO exams to complete scjp. If yes, what are they and how much does each of them cost ?


in my country scjp was 150$ if you want you can pass only this one.
if you want be on edge of technology you shell go to java 8
1Z0-808
1Z0-809
also if you click on details and go to exam topic tab you will see topics you need to know.
If you have a question - ask.
also you will interesting in:
https://coderanch.com/forums/f-117/ocajp great forum brunch for OCA
this brunch for OCJP
and in
https://coderanch.com/forums/f-44/sr try find exams that you interesting and read how to prepare to it. (for example for java 7 try find people who pass 803 and 804)
 
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