Hi, I want to thank this news group for all their help. I an certain that my score would not be this high if it were not for the great advice found here. Here's some advice you might consider taking that I used that helped me just prior to taking the exam. Once you've settled down in the exam room, you'll be supplied with a pen and paper. Before you start the exam or even the survey, write down on the pad of paper the servlet api's and their corresponding methods ( I memorized only the ones that appeared in Ken Z. notes) for example: GenericServlet ------------- init destroy service log getInitParameter getInitParameterNames getServletName getServletInfo getservletConfig getServletContext and so on for these classes HttpServlet ServletRequest HttpServletRequest ServletResponse HttpServletResponse ServletContext ServletConfig HttpSession Next, I wrote down the dtd structure for the major web.xml for example <web-app> and its children <servlet> and its children <security-contraint> and children <web-resource-collection> and children I also wrote down items that I have trouble remembering like <@include has a file attribute whereas <jsp:include has a page attribute. This whole process took me about 15 minutes - all of which was done before the exam clock ever started. This helped me get through some of the questions more quickly with more confidence. Thanks again ranchers!