I received my SQL Server 2005 Certification Training kit in the mail and have started on the first book. I am trying to do a chapter a day so that I will be able to take the test in a month or less. So far I have only done two chapters in two days but the book is not bad to read and has good explanation. I am doing all the practices, questions, and case studies. So far nothing has been to hard and it has been stuff that I already have a good understanding of with the exception of the bit of encryption that it got into. Nothing to hard though. I am looking forward to Chapter 3 to learn more about the configuration options on the server. I am hoping to be able to help performance on some of my instances once I get a feel for what all the options really mean and how they affect the server.