Tips for MCTS(70-536) exam?? RRS feed

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  • hi all i have given my MCTS(70-536) exam but i dint succeed.I want to give it another time but i want to prepare hardly for it i am having only one book for MCTS can anyone tell me any online free tutorials or dumps for MCTS is is useful in preparing the exam? and i want to know what are the best tips for passing the exam??Thanks
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 5:02 AM


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  • Sorry to hear that you were unsuccessful in your attempt at the exam.

    I do not recommend any "brain-dump"sites, the best approach is to carefully review the exam 'skills measured' (found at  The only book that I have looked at is the MS Press book (found here:  It seemed to me like it should cover the topics pretty well.  I would suggest carefully reading the book and be sure to work through the examples and questions (I have seen in several things that were incorrect in some oof the certification preparation books, so it is always best to try and verify for yourself).

    I hope this helps some, good luck in your studies and in your next attempt with the exam!

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 5:33 AM
  • I have to agree with the recommendation for the MS-Press book. I have trained many students to take the 70-536 exam, and the training centers frequently provide them with that book. Everyone agrees that it is clear and complete, and a good help for preparing the exam.


    Thursday, July 8, 2010 7:33 AM
  • Thanks for your replies im having MS self paced training kit first edition,is it anyway different from second edition??preparing for the exam is different from facing the exam,the questions are tough and time taking.In practise tests we can answer the questions and they are easy.I want to prepare well to pass this exam this time so give me any suggestions,Thanks.

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:33 PM
  • And one more question. i dont think we get a certification after doing 70-536.

    So which exam should I take to get a MCTS certification right away after 536?I would say I dont have much idea and am just a student, OS whih one from among the ones wud be most helpful for me( has in has a good value in market)?

    Monday, July 12, 2010 3:27 AM
  • After 70-536, you probably want to get the MCTS that corresponds to the types of applications that you develop. For example, if you develop Web applications, the corresponding exam is 70-562, which would give you the MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications certification.

    See the complete list here:


    Monday, July 12, 2010 5:25 AM
  • Thanks Alberto, but I saw that for giving 70-562, I dont have any pre requisite. So can I directly appear for 70-562 in order to get a certification.

    I was just giving 70-536 because I heard it forms the prerequiste for most of the exams. but according to the micorsoft wesite I dont se anything as such.

    So what should I do.?

    Monday, July 12, 2010 6:42 AM
  • You do not need to take any exams as a pre-requisite for taking 70-562, but you will not earn an MCTS with just the 70-562 exam, you need to pass both 70-536 and 70-562 and then you will earn MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5 ASP.NET Applications.

    But if you wanted to earn the .NET Framework 4 certification then exam 70-536 is no longer reqruied.  You would earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Web Applications certification with only passing 1 exam - 70-515.

    Here is the page which lays out the certificaiton options/requirements for VS 2010, VS 2008 and VS 2005:


    Monday, July 12, 2010 7:09 AM
  • Hi,
    I felt that all of us deserve a chance to be true to ourselves and actually learn what microsoft expects us to learn for the exam 70-536. I said okay, lets look around for the free resources which can help me on this. But i couldn't find it. Everywhere i went i saw dumps,cheats etc etc.If you are interested in actually learning concepts, then visit my blog and make sure you bookmark to comeback to my blog.

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    Friday, July 23, 2010 7:30 PM