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  • Hi there,

    I wanted to ask whether the following material is still applicable to prepare for Exam 70-513:

    • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-503): Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5—Windows® Communication Foundation

    Is there a reason why this hasn't been updated yet? Can anyone suggest alternative materials that Microsoft have?

    I only found few examples on the MSDN forum. Currently i am reading WCF book that was written by a third party.

    Secondly, do candidates get informed what the format of the exam will be on day of the exam? Or do they not get informed about the exam format at all?

    Kind Regards,



    • Edited by IndusKing Monday, February 16, 2015 1:33 PM
    Monday, February 16, 2015 1:15 PM

Answers

  • While the material for 70-503 will help to prepare for 70-513, it is not sufficient. There are new features in WCF 4 that did not exist in the previous version, but they are covered by the exam. For instance, RESTful services or Routing services.

    I am not aware of any specific book that I could recommend. MOC course 10263 covers the required topics, but the materials for the course, even if you find a Certified Partner that is willing to buy them for you, are significantly more expensive than a standard book.

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:27 AM

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  • While the material for 70-503 will help to prepare for 70-513, it is not sufficient. There are new features in WCF 4 that did not exist in the previous version, but they are covered by the exam. For instance, RESTful services or Routing services.

    I am not aware of any specific book that I could recommend. MOC course 10263 covers the required topics, but the materials for the course, even if you find a Certified Partner that is willing to buy them for you, are significantly more expensive than a standard book.

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:27 AM
  • OK thanks for clarifying. My intention is to read several books regarding WCF and then go over the newer features in WCF 4.

    Also am i correct the exam covers only WCF related content in WCF 4?

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 1:32 PM
  • You can find out the detail of what is covered by the exam in the "Skills Measured" section of the exam description page:

    https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-513.aspx

    It contains some sections like logging, diagnostics or debugging which not everyone might classify as "WCF related", so you should read the list to verify that you are covering all the topics.

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 2:02 PM
  • Thanks for the link.I clicked on the link and it states the following:

    • Credit towards certification: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)

    Does that mean if i complete the course i won't get a certificate? Also does it mean i have to pass several exams to achieve MCTS or MCPD?

    Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:33 AM
  • If you pass exam 70-513 you get one MCTS certification (TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4).

    If you also want the MCPD, then you have to pass three additional exams: 70-516 plus two other exams which depend on which kind of MCPD you are pursuing (either 511+518 for desktop apps or 515+519 for web apps).

    Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:08 PM