This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Howdy, Girish! Welcome to JavaRanch and congrats for the achievement!
If you want to gain some experience with using the Java language to solve problems of the real world, maybe you should go for SCJD. This will show that you know how to use the Java language to solve real problems!