I am new to java & also to this forum. I have just study khalid mughal & want to give the scjp exam.but i am confused for which exam should i opt scjp 1.5 or scjp 5.0?Are both same? On internet i found Whizlab software for cracking the exam of cost 750 Rupees & also a book Kathy & berts.Which one should i purcase?please mail me at email@example.com as soon as possible or reply me through this forum.
I am jobless person right now(b/z fresher passed B.E. in 2006) & i think certification will help me in getting a job.
b) I dont think you should buy "cracked" software.
c) Doing something, such as getting certified, is also a plus compared to lying on the couch.. I'd just like to mention, that getting a Java Certification will only show that you know Java syntax, but it wont say anything about your ability to create software.
SCJP is better than lying on the couch but do not expect certification to make you a better software devloper or employers to hire you because of it. Certification can help but nothing can beat hands on experience and what you learn from it. Take your time preparing for it and apply what you learn in your certification practically e.g. at work, sample project etc.