I am happy to announce that last Friday, December 19th 2008 I have passed the SCWCD 5.0 with 94%. I have been prepared with SCWCD Exam Study Guide from Deshmukh, Malavia and Scarpino. It is a good book but it's not enough, I found mainly the last chapters insufficient (Tag Handlers, EL, Design Patterns) so I had to look into different sources, from the web all of them. http://courses.coreservlets.com/Course-Materials/ is an excellent (and free) source. But apart from reading those materials I did tons of mock exams and reviewed where I was weak to re-read about it. I am happy because on December 15th, 2007 I got my SCJP 1.5, so it's not bad to have one per year =).