Well at long last I finally received the results from the Beta version of the Sun Certified Java Programmer for Java 5 certification test I took last February. The great news is that I passed. I am now a fully certified, card carrying SCJP. Now I can move on to the Certified Java Developer test. That one is pretty interesting in that you are required to develop an actual program to given specs. More exciting than just taking some test :-).
Also if you haven’t seen it, check out Tom Kyte’s new blog. He is the man behind AskTom.Oracle.com. Which is THE place to go if you are doing Oracle development. The man has forgotten more about Oracle than I will probably ever learn. Very interesting read.