confused about java certification which version need to write whether it should be 1.5 or 1.6.

am planning to write java certification?but little bit confused about the  version need to write whether it should be 1.5 or 1.6.

growth point of view which one is good?

can any one tell me how to prepare the java certification?please provide dumps,links,books, resources etc.
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chaitu chaituAsked:
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
java 5 has passed it EOSL date, so go with 6
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chaitu chaituAuthor Commented:
am expecting more dumps, links,references from experts for SCJP 6.
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oneDayAtaTimeCommented:
I just bought this book and haven't had a chance to go through it yet, but it has "Certification Practice" questions at the end of each chapter; "Sams Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 Days", Authors Rogers Cadenhead and Laura Lemay.
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SRigneyCommented:
I earned SCJP for 1.5  I only read this one book http://www.amazon.com/Certified-Programmer-Study-310-055-Certification/dp/0072253606 and used the experience I had with working with Java.

I expect that 1.6 would be the same.   If I were going for SCJP 1.6 now I'd just read the next edition of the book.  http://www.amazon.com/SCJP-Certified-Programmer-Java-310-065/dp/0071591060/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
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chaitu chaituAuthor Commented:
had already that book.may i know on which chapters i need to concentrate more?
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SRigneyCommented:
The questions from it were pretty well balanced throughout the book.

I already work in Java and felt confident in the areas I work mostly, so I focused my studying on the things I don't do much already.   But I did read the entire book.
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chaitu chaituAuthor Commented:
other than books what other links will be useful  for clearing this exam with respect to scjp 1.6.
i want to write more mock up exams online??
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
1.5 references will still be relevant
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