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Release dates for study materials for 70-483 Programming in C# RRS feed

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  • I've not seen any release date for the Press book.

    What I usually do if there's no official book for an exam is use the Skills Measured to research content on MSDN.


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    Sunday, September 9, 2012 10:48 PM
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  • Hi RhinoMonkey,

    Since exam 70-483 is still in development, and won’t be released before October, it’s unlikely that you’ll find any formal texts for this exam any time soon. In fact, when I checked the Microsoft Press website for upcoming releases, although their book release dates stretch into early 2013, there is no mention of a 70-483 text.

    Therefore, as Mr. Wharty suggested, you could use the “Skills Measured” section on the exam 70-483 page to evaluate resources you might find on MSDN or elsewhere, including other C# texts not specifically published for the 70-483 exam.  

    As far as I know, Exam 70-483 covers C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework, and today on Amazon I came across a new release from my favorite C# publisher, Apress, that might interest you. It’s called Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework, by Andrew Troelsen, and was published three weeks ago.

    The previous edition of this book, Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, is very highly rated on Amazon (4.5/5.0 stars), so you might use that as a guide to the current edition.

    I haven’t reviewed the book in detail, but I skimmed it, scanned the table of contents, and did a cursory comparison with the “Skills Measured” section for exam 70-483, as well as Microsoft’s Course 20483A (Programming in C#), and the book compares favorably.

    I’m still using C# 4.0 and .NET 4, so this book doesn’t interest me personally, but you might want to check it out. I hope you find it useful.

    Friday, September 14, 2012 1:02 PM
  • To answer my own question...

    The official Microsoft 70-483 certification book is now listed on Amazon for preorder.

    After adding the book to my cart, it showed an estimated delivery date of Apr.25, 2013 - Apr. 29, 2013

    http://www.amazon.com/Exam-Ref-70-483-Programming-C/dp/0735676828/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1352410517&sr=8-5&keywords=70-483

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:40 PM
  • Amazon is now showing a release date of July 25th. Hope this helps.
    Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:59 PM