So Like I said before I did take the MCTS Exam and I did pass. I can not go into any detail about the test as you have to agree to an NDA before you take it. The test was, in my opinion, not as hard as the study material. I think that MS did a great job with the study material for this test. I was not sure if I was really ready for the test but it turns out I was more than ready.
I finished the test very early. I had about 40 minutes left when I completed the question portion and still over 1 hour left when I completed the simulation portion of the Exam. To study I purchased the following kit and I am about to start on the second book to prepare for the second of the three tests required for the MCITP:DBA certification. Think I will start hitting that hard when I return from Hawaii.
Read the book and spend time doing the practices and questions in the book and definitely take the practice tests. You will do well if you do all that.