Category Archives: Certification

Programming-Related Certifications.

Studying For The 70-503 Exam

On to the next one… this time it’s the .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Communication Foundation exam.  The study guide for this one seems pretty dry and repetitive so far. It might just be that I have less experience with WCF than I did with the other exam subjects, but so far this one is requiring […]

Passed The 70-561

I took and passed the Microsoft 70-561 exam today and how have the “MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Applications” certification. This exam was incredibly hard, and I didn’t obliterate like I did to the previous two.  A score of 700 was required to pass and I picked up a 768. The study book for the […]

Studying For The 70-561 Exam

Finished one exam, on to the next now.  The upcoming target is the Microsoft 70-561 exam, “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Application Development”. I’m already a fair way into the book, and it looks like I shouldn’t have too much trouble wrapping my head around the material.  There are a few things I haven’t really […]

Passed The 70-505 Exam

Over the weekend I took and passed the Microsoft 70-505 certification exam and now have the “MCTS: .NET 3.5 Windows Forms Application Development” certification.  It was far harder than I expected, but I still ended up with a score of 914 (passing score was 700).

Studying For 70-505

Now that I’ve passed the base .NET exam (70-536), I’m working on the Windows Forms development certification exam.  Passing that will get me the “MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Applications” cert.  I’m pretty confident that I’ll pass it on the first try.  Here’s why: 1. I’ve written a lot of WinForms programs (including 3 […]

Passed The 70-536 Exam

I took the Microsoft 70-536 .NET certification exam today.  I can’t say it was easy, but I clobbered it.  It wasn’t for lack of preparation either.  I think I may have read just over 2000 pages worth of material.

Studying For 70-536

In a previous life as a network admin, I took all sorts of certification tests — A+, Network+, I-Net+, CNA, and MCP, which I later upgraded to MCSA and then MCSE. One thing that these tests always required was extensive knowledge of obscure parts of a technology regardless of their usefulness in working with the […]