I live in NY and recently passed the LCSW exam on the second try. I did not use the LEAP manual the first try, due to going to boot camp training for one day. They sell you a thin book and a pipe dream. I do not recommend the Boot Camp; it tries to teach tricks and short cuts, rather than giving you good study material. Do not be fooled by the Boot Camp, there are no short cuts. The LEAP system is the most comprehensive method of study. There were no tricks, just good old study material.