I had some knowledge beforehand, but it also reinforced things that I knew but was a little sketchy on. I was really surprised on how short the sybex book was *400pgs*, after reading some of the monster MS press books that usually push 1000-1100pgs.
I have heard that also that the 299 has a lot of overlap from the 298 exam, so I think for that reason I'm going with the 70-351 exam, time to learn something new
Congrats. I'm not purchasing the CBTs so are there any other reading materials that do well for this exam? I have access to Microsoft/Sybex/Syngress. I like reading the Sybex books generally but they never cover all the material needed for any exam I've seen.