Is it just me or are the questions posed on the practice certifications exams really based on real world experience ? RRS feed

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  • Hi;

    I am a .Net developer who is finally getting around to becoming Microsoft certified.

    Specifically I am preparing for the 70-515 exam.

    As I go about my exam prep strategy I am wondering about how some of the practice exams

    relate to problems and solutions in the real world of software development.

    It seems that in my development experience I am spoiled by a lot of the built in niceties of Visual Studio.

    So a lot the test prep questions including the case study types seem a bit tricky.

    I am using the practice tests from the MCTS 70-515 training kit as well as those case

    study questions from Test King.

    My experience with both makes me wonder about the apparent gap between working

    knowledge and test taking knowledge.

    I know that I understand a lot more about the concepts that are measured on the tests

    than my prep test scores reflect I have been working with Visual Studio since 2003 and also


    I have created and used web services.

    I even ventured into the open source world and learned Ruby on Rails and was able to create

    a web site which interacted with a SQL 2000 data base.

    Am I the only one who has experienced this ?

    Thanks for your insights !

    • Changed type Mr. Wharty Thursday, February 2, 2012 6:21 AM
    Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:59 PM


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