I had mostly made up my mind yesterday to take the ASP.NET 2.0 test, 70-528, next. I have the book for that one, and the one after that, 70-547, both bought used (and cheap) from Amazon.
However, I just got exam vouchers for 50% off (and a free second take) that are only good for the tests on the VS 2008 / ASP.NET 3.5 track: 70-562 and 70-564. So, I’ve decided that the VS 2008 path is the better way to go. (And as added incentive, the vouchers expire on June 30, so I need to stick with a pretty good pace and get through them by then.) I went out to Borders this morning and bought the 70-562 book, so I can get started with it in earnest on Monday.
The 70-564 exam is going to present a challenge though. If you look at the “preparation materials” tab on the web page for this exam, you see the following:
There is no classroom training currently available.
There is no Microsoft E-Learning training currently available.
Microsoft Press Books
There are no Microsoft Press books currently available.
Hmm, this could be a problem. I do have the book for the VS 2005 equivalent to this exam, so I could start with that, and supplement it with various stuff off MSDN and from other ASP.NET 3.5 books, but it won’t be as straightforward as having an official exam study guide.