From Nick and Adrian
The official preparation guide for the exam can now be found at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-556.mspx and the official exam is available on Prometric
I can concur with Adrian that the topics are pretty much spot on and that all of the subject areas appear as per the guide.
And congrats to Adrian - though of course we'd expect nothing less ;)
Edit: Don't forget to register for Second shot before you take it! http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/offers/secondshot/default.mspx
Whenever we bump into colleagues from other BI companies on our travels, the topic almost without fail turns at some point to how hard it is to find BI resources. It seems that all the decent BI people are either happily employed, gone contracting or have set up their own company!
So whilst we try and keep our blogs from being too commercial (though of course, the more people who read them the more know about Adatis) this is a blatant job advert - we are currently looking for all levels of BI consultant to help resource our expanding pipeline as the Adatis WAGs are getting fed up with dinner for one! :)
So if you think you're as geeky as us, can't get enough of BI and want to join an exciting, fast-growing BI consultancy then get in touch - careers @adatis.co.uk
And just as a tempter here's Sacha discussing AOB at the December Team meeting ;)