MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit

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Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-562—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you’ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to: Program a new application; add a… More >>

MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit

5 thoughts on “MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit”

  1. Well, I just took and passed the 70-562 exam. This book was my only written source for the exam. I also looked up things on MSDN once in a while. I found the book to be very well organized and informative, and will keep it as a handy reference on .NET Framework 3.5. I read the entire book and completed most of the exercises and answered all the questions at the end, though I didn’t complete the suggested practices. If I had, I would have never finished the book.

    As far as the test is concerned, if you use this book and nothing else, I can almost guarantee you will not pass the test. A lot of the questions on the test are mostly related to remembering which XML configuration tags to use for specific situations. The questions at the end of the chapters on this book are good but will not help you on the test. I honestly don’t know why the authors do that, but I digress… My suggestion is that you supplement this book with Transcender or MeasureUp. I used Transcender and some of the questions on the test were similar to the questions on Transcender, but not many. I didn’t use MeasureUp so I can’t comment on how effective it is. I had previously taken and passed the 70-536 exam and Transcender was of great help, that amount of help did not apply to exam 70-562.

    70-562 is way harder than 70-536. The former had 50 questions, whereas the latter only 40. They give you 3 and a half hours to complete the 70-562 test so that should give you some idea.

    I wish you good luck because you are going to need it.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. I read the book for exam 70-528 first, which is for ASP.NET 2.0. It is nicely written and I am pretty happy about it. This new book for exam 70-562 rearranged some chapters and reformatted the text in addition to adding AJAX and LINQ. In the new book headings, the property names are all upper cases, which are really hard to read. For example, RowStateFilter property is displayed as ROWSTATEFILTER. Also, some examples in early chapters uses the GridView control, which is not covered until Chapter 8. I feel that the key points of each topic could have been better organized.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. This book provides a good foundation to take the exam, but I would strongly recommend that you use this book (and its CD with practice exams) in conjunction with other practice tests (such as Measure Up).

    There are a number of ‘holes’ in the book that come to light whilst going through practice exams, but these are easily filled via google/MSDN.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. I just finished using this book for a bootcamp that I took at CED Solutions in Atanta. I passed the 70-562 exam on the first try. This book covers everything from the very basics to more advanced topics in ASP.NET development and website administration. I would highly recommend using this book as you prepare to take the 70-562 exam. It is a very readable book (and the bootcamp definitely helped too :)). Good luck to everyone, as you prepare for your certification.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. I took a bootcamp class at CED Solutions a few weeks ago and we went through this entire book (doing most of the labs too). I found this book to contain everything I needed to pass the test. There is not a thorough tech bible for your day to day programming needs (just use google!), but you get what you need to pass the tests and get your certification.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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