Microsoft Exam 070-316 Training Materials

June 15, 06 by kenrich

So I read this study guide from Microsft called “Developing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C#”. I thought that after studying this book thoroughly, I would be totally prepared for my Microsoft certification exam. Good thing that I looked into additional training material.

It turns out that this study guide amounts to not much more than a really large primer. In order to be prepared for the exam, you need to either take a training class or buy a full-fledged training application for windows. I chose the latter and am using the TestOut MCAD preparation kit. It contains tutorials that work just like the classroom.

So far, I’ve learned a ton of new information that wasn’t covered in the Microsoft test. The total training time for 070-316 is 50 hours. A lot of that is videos where an instructor walks you through the process of building an application and adding features to it. I would definitely recommend this product to others.

Actually, the primer book does server one good purpose. If you are totally new to .NET, it provides you with a foundation for the class library and object-oriented programming. This is one thing that the TestOut package doesn’t include. So you can see that different training materials can overlap and just using one source is usually not sufficient. The one exception to this rule is when you take a real class – usually the instructor knows exactly what you should study for and won’t leave you hanging.

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