Hi, I just passed the SCBCD exam with 88%. Thanks Kathy and Bert for coming up with HeadFirst EJB. I generally avoid tech books with humour. But HF-EJB was really great - Tons of humour and creativity along with the EJB material. I read HF-EJB twice. Then referred to some sections of the EJB Spec. I also read parts of Mastering EJB. I did the practise exams on www.ejb-certificate.com and jdiscuss.com. I think the tests provided me with a great deal of revision. But dont be disappointed if you dont score well on the tests at www.ejb-certificate.com. I didnt do well in them either. My HF-EJB final exam score was very close to the actual score. Valentin Crettaz's cheatsheets on deployment descriptor and Objectives-Spec mapping were awesome. Thanks to Reid and all the forum participants.