I was a little worried about the standards even though I had read good things about the company. You never know whether testimonials are genuine or not. But the price was good, even with the flights, and they provided everything: accommodation; full board; etc.
Next thing I know I've paid the deposit on the SQL Server 2008 DBA MCITP course, gotten a visa to India and booked my flights! No turning back. In the end everything was pretty much as promised. And the proof is in the pudding: I passed my certification and am that much more prepared for the dreaded job hunt in the new year.
Below are a few (understatement) pictures from my trip.