sorry barry, i know i don't have to post this here,but i want to say thanks to u & all javaranch friends who helped me to solve my problems.yesterday i passed scjp with 93%. even u know ur goal but it is must to find the appropriate path to reach ur goal.bcause of java ranch i got the correct way.. i receives many links from java ranch. i used following: 1]k&b book 2]dan's studyguides,dan's website is the best site .it helped me a lot. i am very thankful to dan. ur scjp study is incomplete without dan. 3]levtek.com for links of mock exam & some more sites which gives same links. 4]marcus green's mock exams.nice exams.. i think scjp exam is easier than we think. so don't worry. thanks to all. prajakta.