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  • Question

  • Hi!

    I looked in the forum and found out the that Self Paced Kit was cancelled due to budgets issues and I should learn with the boook for the VS 2005 examination and "update" it myself.

    But I would like to answer something a little bit different: is there any "non-microsoft-press" book that covers the subjects of this examination?

    If yes, did someone use it? Was it good? Helped passing the examination?

     

    Thanks,

    Oscar


    My Blog - Dicas .NET
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:27 PM

Answers

  • Don't know if there's a non-MS Press book, but Amazon has the academic version available, both direct and from  some of their resellers (at a lower price)

    http://www.amazon.com/70-564-Designing-Developing-Applications-Microsoft/dp/0470551402/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290030377&sr=8-1

    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:05 PM
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:49 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi Nitin,

    I used the 2.0 version

    MCPD Self Paced Training Kit: Designing and Developing Web Based Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework (Certification Series)

    and also used the Patterns and Practice Book Application Architecture (free online)

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd673617.aspx

    Plus looked at what was new in the MSDN.

    This worked well for me.

    Regards,

    Ozzy Geoff

    MCPD * 6

     

    • Proposed as answer by Geoff Clark MCM Wednesday, December 8, 2010 1:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:05 PM
    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 1:12 PM

All replies

  • Don't know if there's a non-MS Press book, but Amazon has the academic version available, both direct and from  some of their resellers (at a lower price)

    http://www.amazon.com/70-564-Designing-Developing-Applications-Microsoft/dp/0470551402/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290030377&sr=8-1

    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:05 PM
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:49 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your answer.

    Yes, I have already seen that one, but the reviews say that it is very bad and this one made me be sure I don't wanna buy:

    "The MOAC (Microsoft Official Academic Course) series is written for an academic learning setting, with an instructor leading. These are not comparable to Sybex, Wrox or Microsoft Press books. This is a text book, NOT a self-study guide."

     

    I want a self-study guide.

     

    I think I will have to do the "basic" approach and study for the VS2005 examination and "update" before taking the examination. It is then also possible that I take both examinations ;)

     

     


    My Blog - Dicas .NET
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 9:25 AM
  • I m also intrested in this exam but unable to find any study material apart from the amazon link. Any one else have any idea ???
    Sunday, December 5, 2010 2:28 PM
  • Hi Nitin,

    I used the 2.0 version

    MCPD Self Paced Training Kit: Designing and Developing Web Based Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework (Certification Series)

    and also used the Patterns and Practice Book Application Architecture (free online)

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd673617.aspx

    Plus looked at what was new in the MSDN.

    This worked well for me.

    Regards,

    Ozzy Geoff

    MCPD * 6

     

    • Proposed as answer by Geoff Clark MCM Wednesday, December 8, 2010 1:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:05 PM
    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 1:12 PM