Passed my third exam and was given MCAD certification (Microsoft Certified Application Developer).
Work has gone into solid crunch time right now, so I'm taking a break from exams for a couple weeks (also to work more on the book) and then I'll finish my two remaining exams for my MCSD!!!
Finally heard back from BioWare about permission to use some media in the book. Got a nice reply from them and a contact at Atari to continue on up the chain of command :)