This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
You don't have to configure WebSphere to run JSP's. Go to the following directory: [WebSphere install path]\WebSphere\AppServer\web\ Put the jsp in this dir (eg. test.jsp). Load up your web server (apache or whatever) and hit the page with a url like: http://localhost/IBMWebAS/test.jsp You can configure WebSphere so that you don't need the /IBMWebAS part of the URL, but I can't remember how off the top of my head. If you still have problems, let me know.