I am in the process of updating my credentials. So last week I walked into a testing clinic in Canberra (CEO Training) and just did 70-452. A very Rob Farley thing to do and I passed. Not as well as I would hope but here is what I noticed. I was good at Designing and poor at Administering and Data Mining. Looking at what I do day to day that was a fair cop.
However I didn’t learn that much from the experience. Now I am preparing to do 70-448 and am doing the Measure Up practice exam and in fact am learning heaps because it tells you what it thinks is the correct answer and why.
So it depends if the learning experience matters the most or the badge or both. Probably both for me.