Originally posted by vannia hdz:
My question is.. do you need to take the sun training to be able to take the certification test or can you take the test w/o the sun training?
I don't know of anyone that passed the exam without studying. You will certainly have to study.
The JavaRanch has a page full of SCJP study guides
. My book became available earlier this week, so you can only buy it from the retail web site of the company that prints it. If you would like more information on it, then please click on the link in my signature.
The K&B book is very popular. More experienced Java programmer like the Exam Cram book, because it is a little shorter.
The last step of your preparation should be to try the mock exams by Marcus Green at jchq.net. My exams are best used as a workbook earlier in the preparation process. The same is true of my book; it's really a workbook.