MCPD Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-536, 70-526, 70-548): Microsoft .Net Framework Windows Developer Core Requirements


Ace your preparation for the skills measured by the three required MCPD: Windows Developer exams—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you’ve learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and labs.

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Ace your preparation for the skills measured by the three required MCPD: Windows Developer exams—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you’ve learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and labs.

Assess your skills with practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.

Maximize your exam performance with preparation for:

EXAM 70-536
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0—Application Development Foundation

  • Use types, collections, and generics to manage data
  • Validate input and reformat text
  • Develop services, application domains, and multithreaded applications
  • Implement Code Access Security, role-based security, and data encryption
  • Work with serialization and reflection techniques
  • Instrument applications with logging and tracing
  • Interact with legacy code using COM Interop and PInvoke

EXAM 70-526
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Windows-Based Client Development

  • Configure Windows Forms and manage layout of the user interface
  • Create lists, buttons, tool strips, and menus
  • Set up and manage connections to databases
  • Implement data-bound controls to display information to users
  • Read, validate, and write XML
  • Enhance usability, accessibility, and user assistance
  • Use ClickOnce to configure installation and deployment

EXAM 70-548
Designing and Developing Windows-Based Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

  • Build and validate a Windows client application prototype
  • Create a consistent user interface using MDI, SDI, and control grouping
  • Design, develop, and implement Windows client application components
  • Develop mechanisms for data access, exception handing, event logging, and application feedback
  • Define, assess, and implement a testing strategy
  • Validate a deployment plan to determine readiness

Your all-in-one kit includes:

  • Official self-paced study guides for three required exams.
  • Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results.
  • 1275+ practice and review questions.
  • Case scenarios and lab exercises.
  • Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# code samples on CD.
  • 15% exam discount from Microsoft; good for three exams. (Limited time offer). Voucher inside.
  • 90-day evaluation version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition.
  • Fully searchable eBooks for all three guides.
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If you build Windows client apps, Microsoft's MCPD: Windows Developer certification is designed specifically for you. The most common certification path involves three exams. Microsoft's new Training Kit prepares you for all three. It combines three in-depth study guides, plus an immense collection of practice questions, and loads of VB and C# sample code.

Start by prepping for Microsoft's "base" MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certification. First, there's Exam 70-536, on the foundations of .NET 2.0 development. (This kit's content will help you with web development, too.) Next, Exam 70-526: the essentials of working with Windows Forms and providing data access using Visual Studio 2005. (Don't have VS05? Worry not: You'll get a 90-day trial version.)

With MCTS nailed, this package will get you 100 percent ready for one last exam: 70-548. This is serious rich client content, from evaluating feasibility through testing, deployment, and support, with some sophisticated UI and component development along the way. Bill Camarda, from the September 2007 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735625013
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 2592
  • Product dimensions: 4.75 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 9.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Northrup, MCTS, MCSE, CISP, MVP, is a networking consultant and coauthor of Windows Server 2008 Networking and Network Access Protection (NAP).

I am a Microsoft C# MVP and the founder of Wildermuth Consulting Services, LLC, a company that is dedicated to delivering software and training solutions in the Atlanta, Georgia area. I am also a speaker on the INEA Speaker's Bureau and have appeared at several national conferences to speak on a variety of subjects. I am the author of the book "Pragmatic ADO.NET", the upcoming "Prescriptive Data Architectures", both for Addison-Wesley as well as co-author of several certification books for Microsoft Press. I have been writing articles for a number of years for a variety of magazines and websites, including MSDN, MSDN Online, DevSource, The ServerSide .NET, and Intel's Rich Client Series. I have enjoyed building data-driven software for more than twenty years.

Matthew Stoecker, MCP, has written numerous books and articles on Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual C#, Windows Forms, and Windows Presentation Foundation, including the SELF-PACED TRAINING KITS for Exams 70-511, 70-505, and 70-502.

Steven J. Stein, MCP, has been a programmer writer on the Microsoft® Visual Studio® team for eight years, where he develops documentation and code samples. He and Matt Stoecker also coauthored the Self-Paced Training Kits for Exam 70-526.

Bruce Johnson is a 25-year veteran of the computer industry with a passion for system design and development. He coauthored MCPD Self-Paced Training Kits for Exams 70-548 and 70-547.

Mike Snell, MCPD, MCSD, is a Microsoft® Regional Director with 20 years of software development and consulting experience. He has written several books on Visual Studio® and .NET.

Bill Ryan is an MVP for Windows Embedded and a frequent speaker at industry events including Microsoft Code Camps and .NET User’s Groups. GrandMasters is an IT consulting firm specializing in content development, exam development, and customized technical support.

GrandMasters is an IT consulting firm specializing in IT content development, exam development, and custom technical support.

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