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70-515 Study? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently am trying to pass the 70-515 certification test.  As it stands, ive taken the test 4 times, with a score of 682, 546, 665, 682.  3 tests i've been within 1-2 questions of passing, and am not sure what to do differently to go the extra step.

    So far, I have read the Self Paced Training Kit by Tony Northrup and Mike Snell.  The book included a practice questions CD, which i have gone through and practically memorized.  After taking the test twice, and almost passing, i purchased the SelfTestSoftware and went through the flash cards/study questions, then got the 665 and second 682.

    Since I have only 1 try this year, I don't want to mess it up.

    Anyone have any suggestions for studying?  I looked into MeasureUp's practice tests, but since the book's practice test is powered by MeasureUp, I wasn't sure if it would be the same questions.  Anyone have any experience with that?

    I am a junior developer, and have been developing in ASP.NET for 2.5 years.  Not sure why I can't pass the test.


    Monday, June 13, 2011 10:10 PM

Answers

  • I find the best way to study is to take the skills measured in the exam and then research the content using MSDN and Google http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-515#tab2.

    Have a read of this blog as well as it already contains links to MSDN content http://www.certsandprogs.com/search/label/70-515


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Please mark solved if I've answered your question, vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 3:00 AM
    Moderator
  • "The book included a practice questions CD, which i have gone through and practically memorized".

    If I were you I should not memorize, better try playing with technology by implementing  topics related to the skills measured as said by Jeff. Try to understand how things work by doing more hands on exercises. It is time consuming but you learn better by doing than by memorizing. This is my idea.

     

    Good Luck.

     

    Gaspard

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 10:02 AM
  • Hi dagosta,

    As this post is about one month old hope you have passed the exam by now. Can you please share practice tests with me ? I am preparing for 70-515. I found Self Paced Training Kit but it was not containing practice tests.

    Actually I can't purchase practice test, so will be very thankful if you please share practice tests.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Hansi

    My email is: mailghoom@gmail.com

     

    Saturday, July 9, 2011 7:44 AM
  • Dagosta,

    First of all, you shouldn't have tried so many times. As soon as you failed first or second time, you should have made an analysis and worked on your weaknes.. Anyways past is past

     

    At this point of time, it seems like you are trying to crack the exam just by studying the Self Paced Training kit alone, based on my experience, that would never ever help. It basically summarizes the stuff you should know and its not a detailed book to help for your exam.

     

    You do have experience but I am very sure, you wouldnt use all of the stuff as mentioned in the exam topics. So my advise is to get a ASP .net 4.0 book and mak sure you are totally comfortable and the see the MS training kit.

     

    Take the practise tests in the kit and find your weakness and work on it 

     

    Good luck


    Rakesh
    Monday, July 11, 2011 5:48 PM

All replies

  • I find the best way to study is to take the skills measured in the exam and then research the content using MSDN and Google http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-515#tab2.

    Have a read of this blog as well as it already contains links to MSDN content http://www.certsandprogs.com/search/label/70-515


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Please mark solved if I've answered your question, vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 3:00 AM
    Moderator
  • "The book included a practice questions CD, which i have gone through and practically memorized".

    If I were you I should not memorize, better try playing with technology by implementing  topics related to the skills measured as said by Jeff. Try to understand how things work by doing more hands on exercises. It is time consuming but you learn better by doing than by memorizing. This is my idea.

     

    Good Luck.

     

    Gaspard

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 10:02 AM
  • Hi dagosta,

    As this post is about one month old hope you have passed the exam by now. Can you please share practice tests with me ? I am preparing for 70-515. I found Self Paced Training Kit but it was not containing practice tests.

    Actually I can't purchase practice test, so will be very thankful if you please share practice tests.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Hansi

    My email is: mailghoom@gmail.com

     

    Saturday, July 9, 2011 7:44 AM
  • @Haansi,

    I think it is not allowed to put your personal email at this forum!

    Regards

    Saturday, July 9, 2011 12:36 PM
  • Dagosta,

    First of all, you shouldn't have tried so many times. As soon as you failed first or second time, you should have made an analysis and worked on your weaknes.. Anyways past is past

     

    At this point of time, it seems like you are trying to crack the exam just by studying the Self Paced Training kit alone, based on my experience, that would never ever help. It basically summarizes the stuff you should know and its not a detailed book to help for your exam.

     

    You do have experience but I am very sure, you wouldnt use all of the stuff as mentioned in the exam topics. So my advise is to get a ASP .net 4.0 book and mak sure you are totally comfortable and the see the MS training kit.

     

    Take the practise tests in the kit and find your weakness and work on it 

     

    Good luck


    Rakesh
    Monday, July 11, 2011 5:48 PM