What material, exactly, is covered by 70-536?

Discussion in 'MCTS' started by ErikM, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. ErikM

    ErikM Guest

    I’m starting to study for the 70-536, and I’ve been a developer for several
    years. Since this is my first MS exam, I have some questions:

    1) Does the preparation guide
    (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-536.mspx) cover all of the topics
    present in the exam? I seem to recall that sometimes the prep guides don’t,
    even at a high level, cover all of the items.
    2) Are the practice questions (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5409655)
    representative of the questions on the actual exam?
    3) Are there any good on-line resources for test preparation? I have the MS
    self-paced training kit
    (http://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-536/dp/0735622779),
    but I’ve been pretty unimpressed. It’s inaccurate, and I already understand
    most of the material. If I understand all of the information presented in
    Microsoft E-Learning courses (5160 and 5161 are recommended), could I expect
    that they cover all of the information that I would need to know for the
    exam?
     
    ErikM, Mar 2, 2007
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  2. 1. So most importantly, yes, the prep guide covers all of the topics on the
    exam. You are correct in your observations about the differences in prep
    guide coverage - the difference is usually between developer focused and
    ITPRO focused prep guides.

    2. I'm not sure how close the practice questions are in terms of substance
    - but they seem close, and in the worst case, they will at least get you used
    to the multiple choice format.

    3. Sounds like it - one thing that I would do were I in your position -
    make sure that you actually experiment with all of the topics in code. Just
    understanding the concept can be insufficient when you get in the room to
    take the exam. If you're already there, then it sounds like you're ready -
    and if so, best of luck!
     
    howard dierking [MSFT], Mar 10, 2007
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  3. ErikM

    ErikM Guest

    Great answer. Thanks so much.

     
    ErikM, Mar 10, 2007
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  4. ErikM

    Miguel Guest

    Hi Howard, I hope you can help me.
    I am new in certifications. Actually I want to get the MCTS and/or MCPD in
    web developer. What is the best way you consider that one should take to be
    prepared for the exams? I am familiar with the VB.NET but I am not a
    specialist. So, this is why I want to get a certidication because is a great
    way to learn the entire picture or at least most of the picture of .NET
    developing.

    I consider myself as a person who get familiar easily with any kind of
    system. Practically, I learn programming by myself. However, as you know,
    employers only believes what they see. So, this is why I consider to get a
    certidication.

    Do you have any idea what is the best or proper way to follow in regard to
    the preparation for the exams? Are the Microsoft courses helpful?

    As your opinion, what language do you think is up in the marketplace? VB or
    C#?

    Thanks for your help in advance


    Miguel
     
    Miguel, Mar 30, 2007
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