For print material, I already have the Hadoop Operations book, but I see there's a new version coming out soon. I also plan on getting the Hadoop: The Definative Guide.
Does this seem like a good start? Are there any additional resources that I should look into? I know that there aren't practice exams available, but are there any practice lab exercises available out on the web anywhere that will help me learn the material?
I know that the general guidance is to follow the exam sections and blueprint, but I learn better with a more structured plan.
I'd like to attend, I just don't have the money for it at this time. I have a kid headed off to college soon and can't get work to pay for it right now since they will be paying for my Masters in the Fall.