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Passed 70-536!

Discussion in 'MCAD / MCSD / MCPD' started by glosrob, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. glosrob

    glosrob New Member

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    wahey!

    717 (700 needed to pass) so I was verrry close but still, months of hard work and reading finally paid off.

    A few links / thoughts for anyone else studying this now and apologies if this has all been posted a hundred times before :)

    The exam itself was 40 questions, mainly multiple choice questions with one, two or three right answers. There were some that you had to choose 3 of 5 options and put them in the right order so something like:

    Choose 3 of the following and put them in the right order for going to work in the morning:
    A: Go back to bed
    B: Get up
    C: Get breakfast
    D: Phone in sick
    E: Get in car and drive to work

    So you would choose B, C, E.
    I was given ages to do it (I think its 2hr 30mins or 3hr) so time is certainly not an issue. I was also provided with some paper to right down any notes and workings out I wanted.

    For actually studying the exam / learning the objectives I used the official study guide and also the MSDN articles.

    Practice questions:
    http://www.accelerated-ideas.com/practice-exam-70-536.aspx
    http://www.ucertify.com/download/70-536-VB.html
    They can either be done online or have free trial versions to be downloaded.

    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vcsharp/default.aspx
    The portal for MSDN for C# - very useful, well worth reading through each of the main topics to get a better understanding of how it all fits together

    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Microsoft_Certified_Technology_Specialist/Exam_70-536
    This site links all the exam objectives and has discussions / notes on each.

    http://www.dotnetfun.com/articles/certifications/Passing70536Certification.aspx
    This site has links to all the MSDN articles for each exam objective

    Other than that all I would say is I didnt get too bogged down in learning every sinlge method for every single class in every objective. I would say it is more important to know a) what a class can do and b) why you would use it. The rest will come.
     
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats ! :biggrin
     
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  3. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Congratulations 8)
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    That's a trick question... everyone knows it's supposed to be B, A, B, E! :twisted:

    (C is optional, and sometimes happens after getting in the car and before getting to work).

    Congrats!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  5. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Congratulations¬Ö 8)
     
  6. Chopperchand

    Chopperchand Nibble Poster

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    Well Done!!
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Congrats, a pass is a pass - well done :)

    -ken
     
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  8. mettaNetz

    mettaNetz New Member

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    Congrats!

    How long did it take you to prepare?

    What prior experience did you have?

    Your story gives me hope.

    Cheers.
     
    Certifications: 70-316, 70-315, 70-536
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