I recently found the time to sit for the PerformancePoint certification exam, 70-556. I am pleased to say that I’m now a “Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007”. To prepare for the exam, I followed the study guide that Microsoft provides at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-556.mspx . M&A makes up a small portion of the exam as the guide suggests. Good luck!