Yesterday I took Exam 70-554 and passed. I am now have the MCPD EA credential to go along with my MCSD.Net, MCAD, MCTS Web, MCTS Windows, MCTS Distributed Applications, MCDBA and MCP.
I felt very prepared for the exam and did well. If anything I was surprised that I got so few questions on Async calls for Web Services or Remoting. I also didn't see many questions requiring I notice the difference between RPC and SOAP Document formating and th associated Use and Parameter style options. I actually prepared this time around with the Microsoft Training Kit for the individual test that 70-554 covers: 70:549 and 70:529. This was a good strategy for me. I still took the transcenders, but I found after at least reviewing all the material, the practice test helped a lot more.
I am glad it's over. Now I want t focus on writing another article.