Real World Scenario: MCTS 70-562

Yet another post on Real World Scenario. The query I received this time was related to MCTS 70-562. Truth is the highest number of queries I received are related to Microsoft Certifications 🙂 As mentioned earlier, the purpose of blogging about these issues is to share solution with others facing similar problem.

Scenario/Query (Copied from email):

Sir ,

My Self, Rahul Singh I have read your blog.It was a very good blog, that helped me a lot. Can you provide me some additional information about MCTS 70- 562 . Information which i required are:

  1. Good book that could help me in preparing for paper MCTS  70-562.
  2. whether paper 70-562 in made in C# or VB (Visual Basic) or their in option between two.
  3. some sample paper for paper70- 562

Thank you Rahul for asking and appreciation. Here is what I think:

  1. It really depends on how much experience you have in ASP.NET 3.5. Well in most of the cases MCTS Self Paced Training Kit for 70-562 is good enough for the exam’s preparation. However, if you don’t have much experience with ASP.NET 3.5 or some new features of ..NET 3.5 like LINQ, Entity Framework etc then I don’t think only Training Kit is enough for you. So if that is the case, you need to have some hands on stuff you are weak and go for some books other than training kit such as Professional ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 – Wrox or Programming ASP.NET 3.5 -Microsoft Press.
  2. You will always have the option to select C# or VB in every .NET exam.
  3. There are sample exams, a kind of Past Papers, available such as Brain Dumps or Test Kings but they are costly. I would recommend you to have some firm working knowledge of ASP.NET and you will clear the exam hopefully.

Good Luck.