Posted by: rcosic | 15/09/2009

Windows Apps 3.5 Exams Passed

Hello! I’ve just passed two more exams to get MCPD 3.5 D&D Windows Apps certificate!
The venture constisted of two exams needed to achive this, listed above:

  • 70-505 : TS : Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Developmentscored 978/1000, and
  • 79-563: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5scored 971/1000.

And here are some of the topics and questions you might encounter on them:

70-505: Windows Forms on 3.5

You can expect several groups of questions:

– about multithreading (BackgroundWorker, DoWork method, picking up the results from thread execution),
– about controls and forms (MDI, inheritance chain, composite controls),
printing (paging, printing controls),
– security (SafePrinting, lots of Vista-related questions!)
– installation (ClickOnce mostly is the answer, also MSI, versioning)…

70-563: D&D Windows Apps on 3.5

You can expect rather short questions (not typical for MCSD/MCPD certificates) describing a business case. You should, in most cases, propose one or more suitable strategies on how to solve the problem using one or more ‘trendy’ technologies provided by Microsoft. My suggestions follow:

– choose Microsoft Sync Framework when you have to deal with occasionally connected solutions (“have to work also on a local computer when offline..”),
– choose Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition in case you have small portable scenario,
– choose the most ‘tough’ encryption algorythm in case you should protect data locally (Rijndael, TripleDES, etc.),
– learn how to migrate from Windows Forms to WPF and vice versa (ElementHost, WindowsFormsHost) -> hey, that’s the topic of my lecture!!,
– choose ClickOnce technology in most of the cases for installation scenario (if it does not include any GAC component or custom code),
– choose MicrosoftReportViewer in cases of reporting solution in most of cases (if not simple one),
– learn LINQ,  because you gonna need it for the exam.

Kind regards,
Ratko.

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Responses

  1. Se može znati gdje si polagao dotične ispite? I jesi prije toga prošao predavanja ili si išao polagati samo ispite?
    Ja naime pokušavam dobiti neku korisnu informaciju od jednog hrvatskog učilišta o samom polaganju ispite bez prethodnog prolaska (i skupog plaćanja) predavanja ali mi nikakav odgovor do sada nisu željeli dati…

    • Polagao sam u Infokatedri bez predavanja.
      Učio sam samo iz knjiga, MSDN-a i onog što sam skupio kroz projekte. Nije neki problem.

      • Odlično, puno hvala na informaciji. Ja sam se nekako bio zalijepio za Algebru ali, kao što sam napisao već prije, oni mi se nisu udostojili niti odgovoriti na mail.

        Vjerujem da nije neki problem to položiti, pogotovo jer se bavim time i volim to, pa mi je glupo plaćati za predavanja. A opet vjerujem da papir dosta znači. Koliko je tebi to pomoglo (primarno što se tiče pronalaska (boljeg) posla)?

  2. nije problem položiti.
    ja ne gledam to kao način dobivanja boljeg posla, nego kao svojevrsni “kondicijski trening”. Dakle, nastojim biti što više konkurentan i up-to-date.


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