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.
I have passed the JEE5 web component exam with 91%. I studied the head first servlets and jsp book and spent a lot of time working with the examples and experimenting with code.
What really helped was creating a version of a project I have been working on that used JSP/Servlets instead of JSF for the presentation tier.
Thanks to all the contributors here for all the great advice and information on this site.