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 for the Basternae project — the help editor, ANSI screen editor, and the zone editor).
2. The exam recommends one year of experience with the topic rather than the two that 70-536 wanted.
3. The book is better-written than the 70-536 book, is more accurate, and is about 300 pages shorter. It’s less klunky as a learning tool.
I’ve finished the reading portion of the book already, so all I need to do now is spend some time practicing the parts I don’t know all that well. Look for an exam results report in about a week or so.