I am considering taking a self study path to peruse the OCA & OCP certifications. However, I find the self study options that Oracle provides to be quite confusing. It looks like they offer over 14 self study CDs, all costing several hundred dollars apiece.
My question is quite simple, what self study material do you recommend in order to prepare for OCA/OCP (books/cd courses) certs? Please include any other information that I may find helpful in deciding my certification approach.
Points will be awarded to the most detailed/helpful answer.