Materials: 1. H.Cushner book for IBM 285 and 287 (not all in 287 just chapters you need for IBM286) 2. and more important, lot of practice with WSAD (remember settings/views/menus for every perspective (most important WEB, DEBUG, J2EE, Profiling), File-->New... wizards. 3. Some chapters from sg246555 - IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express V502 Developer Handbook.pdf
Now I'm preparing 154 for next friday and it's is not "easy" as ibm286.