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Is Preparation for MCTS 70-511 enough by studying microsoft Press Books published by Oreilly? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    [This is my first time for microsoft certification]

    I'm planning to take MCTS 70-511.

    I'm currently going through" MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4"

    1.Do all the Skills measured for certification provided in the below link http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-511&Locale=en-us#tab2 covered in the book?

    2. Is the questions in the CD (provided in the training Kit) similar to the ones we get in MCTS 70-511??

    3. Will a person be able to clear the certification, if he goes through the training kit very well (by exploring each and every control as specified in the training kit)[ Please dont reply, saying it as, it totally depends on experience]??

    Thanks in advance.. :)

     


    Friday, May 13, 2011 11:15 AM

Answers

  • Q1 - Yes

    Q2 - Yes they are similar in style/strucutre i.e. multiple choice


    Jeff Wharton MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA, MCSD, MCAD
    • Marked as answer by Shishi1988 Friday, May 13, 2011 12:17 PM
    Friday, May 13, 2011 12:17 PM
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  • Generally speaking, just reading a book and doing a few test questions will not provide you with the knowledge required to pass the exam.

     

    Certification exams are designed to test a person experience with a technology, not their ability to exam cram.


    Jeff Wharton MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA, MCSD, MCAD
    Friday, May 13, 2011 11:21 AM
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  • he he he.... :)

    Thanks Jeff, for ur input.

    I would suggest that,

    By reading the book, you would definetly acquait knowlegde pertaining to a subject [purely for knowledge not for the exam cram]. :)

    Coming back to my question,

    The amount of Knowledge one obtains from the training kit, is it enough to crack microsoft certification ???

     

    ShiShi1988,




    • Edited by Shishi1988 Friday, May 13, 2011 11:47 AM
    Friday, May 13, 2011 11:39 AM
  • Some people can do it some can't. 

    I've seen many posts where people say "Hey, I studied the book and still failed why?"  Then you find out they've had no experience in the techology other than reading the book :-)


    Jeff Wharton MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA, MCSD, MCAD
    Friday, May 13, 2011 11:45 AM
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  • Jeff, I agree with you completly,

    But you gain experience even by performing Labs/ doing your own project.

    ShiShi1988,

    Friday, May 13, 2011 11:59 AM
  • Of course you do.  That's why the Hands-on-labs at Tech-Ed etc are popular.
    Jeff Wharton MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA, MCSD, MCAD
    • Marked as answer by Shishi1988 Friday, May 13, 2011 12:16 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Shishi1988 Friday, May 13, 2011 12:17 PM
    Friday, May 13, 2011 12:00 PM
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  • Thankyou Jeff, I completly agree,

    what about question 1 and 2 of my post?? :) [ I completly agree the argument for  question 3 of my post]

    ShiShi1988,

    Friday, May 13, 2011 12:13 PM
  • Q1 - Yes

    Q2 - Yes they are similar in style/strucutre i.e. multiple choice


    Jeff Wharton MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA, MCSD, MCAD
    • Marked as answer by Shishi1988 Friday, May 13, 2011 12:17 PM
    Friday, May 13, 2011 12:17 PM
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  • Thank You Jeff :)

     

    Friday, May 13, 2011 12:18 PM
  • No problem and thanks for marking your question answered.

    Good luck with your study and exam :-)


    Jeff Wharton MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA, MCSD, MCAD
    Friday, May 13, 2011 12:43 PM
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