This week's book giveaway is in the Android forum. We're giving away four copies of Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide and have Bill Phillips & Chris Stewart on-line! See this thread for details.
You would start off with 'greenhorn' and automatically get yourself upgraded as 'ranch hand' once you made 30 posts. That does NOT require any credentials as such! -- an extra information which is definitely there in the 'Ranch Titles' page.