I have worked with MySQL for a while as a web developer, and feel like moving into more enterprise level DBs. Getting certified in Oracle seems to be a very expensive endevour, and I like learning on my own. I was hoping you guys could point me in the right direction for learning MS SQL 2008, and getting some of the certifications (best books, etc).
only gripe is I had problems running it on 64-bit OS (win7) on my laptop so rather than fix that I installed it on a 32-bit OS.
I think they offer a money back guarantee (if you don't pass). You can also bundle their product with an exam voucher for the actual cert. exam which I think is like $20 or $40 off (I forget the exact discount).