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Study and training material for MCPD 70-563? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have already completed my 70-536 and 70-505 exams. I am planning to start studying for 70-563 and complete my MCPD.

    But I am not able to find any material for the same. I got the syllabus but how to proceed with the exam study and which books to refer nothing is clear. Can anybody please help me with this.

    Ashwini

    Monday, January 30, 2012 7:54 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    First, congratulations on passing the 70-536 and 70-505 exams.  I found the 70-536 to be particulary challenging.

    Unfortunately, for the Pro level developer certifications, you have to go hunting around for resources. 

    The first place I would suggest that you look is on the Microsoft Learning site.  Here is the link for the 70-563 exam: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-563&locale=en-us

    Take a look at the Skills Measured tab.  It lists all of the things that this exam will cover.  When I am preparing for an exam I usually print out the list and highlight anything that I am not very knowledgeable about.  Then, I spend some time surfing MSDN and other sites to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. 

    There are several vendors that produce practice exams for Microsoft Certifications.  The ones that I generally recommend for my students are MeasureUp.com, Transcender.com and Self-test Software.com.  These practice exams do a decent job of covering the breadth and depth required to pass the exams.  They write questions in a style similar to what the live Microsoft exam provides. All three companies tend to provide practice exams for the MCTS level developer certifications.  They do not always provide practice exams for the Pro level certifications. 

    In fact, for the 70-563 exam, MeasureUp does not provide a practice exam. Both SelfTestSoftware and Transcender do (see links below).  Please note that SelfTestSoftware and Transcender are both owned by the same parent company.  I do not know if the question pools will be the same or have overlap.

    http://www.selftestsoftware.com/certtestprep/practice-test/microsoft/70-563.kap

    http://www.transcender.com/practice-exam/microsoft/70-563.kap

     

    Good luck,

    Mike Corkery, MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCSD, MCDBA, MCAD, MSF, etc.

    If you found this post helpful and I have answerd your question , please mark the question as answered.

     

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:56 PM
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  • You can check this website
    Monday, January 30, 2012 9:35 PM
  • Please refer to this thread http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/CertGeneral/thread/f6f07f64-4ed0-492f-b25a-e870e713151d


    Jeff Wharton
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    Monday, January 30, 2012 10:17 PM
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  • Hi,

    First, congratulations on passing the 70-536 and 70-505 exams.  I found the 70-536 to be particulary challenging.

    Unfortunately, for the Pro level developer certifications, you have to go hunting around for resources. 

    The first place I would suggest that you look is on the Microsoft Learning site.  Here is the link for the 70-563 exam: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-563&locale=en-us

    Take a look at the Skills Measured tab.  It lists all of the things that this exam will cover.  When I am preparing for an exam I usually print out the list and highlight anything that I am not very knowledgeable about.  Then, I spend some time surfing MSDN and other sites to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. 

    There are several vendors that produce practice exams for Microsoft Certifications.  The ones that I generally recommend for my students are MeasureUp.com, Transcender.com and Self-test Software.com.  These practice exams do a decent job of covering the breadth and depth required to pass the exams.  They write questions in a style similar to what the live Microsoft exam provides. All three companies tend to provide practice exams for the MCTS level developer certifications.  They do not always provide practice exams for the Pro level certifications. 

    In fact, for the 70-563 exam, MeasureUp does not provide a practice exam. Both SelfTestSoftware and Transcender do (see links below).  Please note that SelfTestSoftware and Transcender are both owned by the same parent company.  I do not know if the question pools will be the same or have overlap.

    http://www.selftestsoftware.com/certtestprep/practice-test/microsoft/70-563.kap

    http://www.transcender.com/practice-exam/microsoft/70-563.kap

     

    Good luck,

    Mike Corkery, MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCSD, MCDBA, MCAD, MSF, etc.

    If you found this post helpful and I have answerd your question , please mark the question as answered.

     

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:56 PM
    Moderator