Notes from a former certification blogger.
I really recommend that you subscribe to Born to Learn.
Ask Ken why it's called Born to Learn, while you're over there.
The first stop for MCP, certification, or exam help continues to be your regional helpdesk: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/support/worldsites.mspx, as you know. The MCP newsletter is still the best, official way to get news about the program and exams: Subscription info. And don't forget the other great bloggers in Microsoft learning--if you get stuck somewhere, check in with one of these people or teams:
- Gerry: Developer Certification
- Mike: E-Learning
- Beta exams
- The Microsoft Learning web site
- Jeff: Developer Courseware
- Juliana: Microsoft Press
- ILT – Courseware Team: Instructor-Led Training
- Bill: MCT and Trainer Readiness
While I'm at it, I thought I'd answer some of your other, recent questions, too, in a little Q&A.