Microsoft is running a special until May 31st that gives you a free retake on failed certification exams. These things are expensive, $125 a piece.
Because of that I moved my first test up, took it (expecting to fail the first time), and passed! All I wanted to do was get a feel for the test format.
I scheduled another one for Monday. I'm just going to squeeze as many as I can in before May 31st until I fail one.
2 more tests for MCAD, 4 more for MCSD. Although, for just passing one I am now a :
I didn't expect the questions to be so vague and/or obscure in some parts.
I can't say much about the test because of the lengthy NDA you have to sign, but there are some very tricky things in there.
Now I've got to figure out the order in which I want to do the rest.
I've got the Microsoft Press book set, but I'm not sure how well they really reflect what the exams are looking for. After comparing the first test to the first book I have my doubts.
The next one I'm doing is the general windows dev test (the one I took was web). The web test was VERY web specific, but the windows dev book seems to be almost basic OO language stuff. If thats the case it should be easy; but I guess we'll see on Monday.
The only one that I'm worried about at this point is the server components test. Just skimming through the book it looks like there is a lot of Remoting; which I hardly ever touch. As far as the elective goes, I think I'm going to do the SQL server exam.