SE><IE said:AFAIK there's no certification for C and C++
For Java there is SCJP (Sun Certified Java Professional)
Visual studio- Well... I suppose you're talking of VS.net There are 2 variants- MCSD and MCTS. Check out MS' site
As for the studying material just look at w3schools.org and search for "visual studio developer forums" (or other ones) but I don't think books will get subsiuted for forums.
SE><IE said:Well, it depends on the location. Here are "New-Horizons", "jetking", "c-net", "ducat", "NIIT" etc.
I'm talking of the ones that are licenced with prometric. I suppose NIIT may have a testing centre at your locaion. oh yeah! BTW, I live close to the capital.