Urgent 70-536 Query........need help!

Discussion in 'MCTS' started by Rahul, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. Rahul

    Rahul Guest

    Hi All,

    I will be giving the MCTS 70-536 exam in the third week of January 2008. I
    am feeling fretful and apprehencive as exam is just round the corner. I am
    studying books prescribed by Microsoft(Self Paced training book and
    Programming C#:The Language book). I have a few queries and i would really
    appreciate if any one could answer my queries and take the nervousness and
    fear out of my mind.

    1. Could anyone please tell me whether studying through the books mentioned
    will help me pass the exam and please do suggest what do or what to read to
    pass the exam?

    2. What is the passing score for MCTS 70-536 exam?

    3. Are the practice tests given at the link
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-536.mspx would be enough as i have
    less time left and so much to study.

    Please advice me the best practices to adopt that will help me in clearing
    the certifications. Thanks you all in advance......Waiting for response.......

    Thanks Rahul
    Rahul, Dec 25, 2007
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  2. Rahul

    Pal Guest


    I have my exam scheduled on 29th Dec. I will let you know how tough is the
    exam ? I know that I have not covered all the topics. Just want to give a
    shot and see my level of preparation and knowledge. I am planning to take
    the test before Jan 31st if I dont clear this time.

    Good Luck.

    Pal, Dec 26, 2007
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  3. Rahul

    Rahul Guest

    Hi Pal,

    Thanks for the response. Good Luck from my side for your exam. Please reply
    with details asap.

    Thanks, Rahul.......

    Hi all,

    I am still looking for answers of my queries. Please respond
    Rahul, Dec 27, 2007
  4. Rahul

    gravz84 Guest

    Hi Rahul,
    Guess noone else is around cos of the holidays to answer your
    question. I have myself only given and passed the 536 And am waiting
    to see whats happen to 528 and mcts when the new certifications are
    . The other posters here are much more qualified in certifications and
    knowledge but I'll pass you the knowledge I have about the 536. For
    536 i would say that u should be familiar with .net ie working on .net
    1 to 3 for at least 6 months to a year. If you are then u won't have
    trouble passing--only need to refresh the topics. pay attention to the
    list of topics breakdown in the beginning of the book, security is a
    large topic--chapters 13,14,15 so its widely covered. I answered
    somewhere in this group not so long ago what the important topics are--
    actually anything in that list that u see is quite well covered will
    be more important in the test.

    secondly if u can go through each one of the entries at msdn, every
    single question on the test will be based on this, ie there wont be
    any question u cant answer if u know this--bret romero compiled this

    1) If you only read the book and you are a beginner with .net you
    won't pass or might pass with just a small margin..
    2) Passing score is 700 / a total of 1000. There are 45 questions atho
    not worth equal marks, so to be safe I would say you pass if you
    answer 80% of the questions. You have 2 hours to answer them.
    3) There are hardly any practice questions over there, you have to
    HAVE TO try out the questions on the cd along with the book and if you
    can purchase measureup question set as well-think they are around 1000
    rs. I didn't- I only practiced the questions on the cd. But practiced
    till i got 90% or more on randomly selected 45 questions.
    4) There really is no difficult or easy questions on the test, either
    u know it or you don't, only a handful of the questions will be tricky
    and ambiguous.
    5) in the exam read questions carefully, you might think that you know
    an answer after reading just half the question but still go through
    each of the given options! you have lots of time!
    6) I scored a 1000--perfect score following msdn & the book! you can
    too easily..you still have 3 weeks which is enough time to go through
    the msdn list. give it a shot with that only if u can't get your hands
    on more question sets.
    gravz84, Dec 27, 2007
  5. Rahul

    Pal Guest

    Hi Rahul,

    I scored only 400 and could not clear the test. But now I have some idea
    regarding the exam.

    As mentioned by gravz in his earlier post on 11/26/2007, please concentrate
    on these topics:

    They are really important and count most of your questions. I hope I am not
    violating Microsoft NDA.

    Good luck with your exam.

    Pal, Dec 30, 2007
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