One of the unfortunate parts of certification is the whole need to upgrade to the newest version of the certification path that you are on. Its a necessary evil.
Thankfully there are upgrade exams which shorten this process and also make it less expensive allowing you to shortcut the amount of time for exams.
I have begun my upgrades now beginning with the MCPD Web 2.0 to MCPD ASP.NET 3.5 which is exam 70-567.
This is a two part exam which comprises of the ASP.NET MCTS and the MCPD ASP.NET Pro exam.
Hopefully I will get to document the progress for this and what I did.
Further updates coming