So as of today i'm a proud member of the MCP club :)
The exam wasn't that hard. I had 35 "Pick a correct answer" questions and 15 simulations.
The simulations threw me off a bit because i didn't expect them.
So you have to be comfortable with T-SQL syntax and Management Studio alike.
Knowing what all of the little buttons and options do helps :)
The tools i used for learning are SQL Server Books Online and
EXAM CRAM: MCTS 70-431: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft® SQL Server 2005
I've read some more books but they were really not needed to pass this exam.
I'll post my reviews of all the books in the following days.