Recently, I’ve been studying for my Microsoft Certification in order to update my skills. I’m working towards the MCAD (Microsoft Application Developer) certification. So for the past two months or so I’ve been studying for Microsoft C# – Windows-Based Applications (070-316). This will be the first step in reaching my certification goal.
I’ve had to delay the test date once already and may have to do so again. Judging from some of the practice exams that I’ve taken, a lot of the exam questions are not based on information presented in the Microsoft study guide. There are little idiosyncrosies and gotchas that you need to watch out for when taking the test. It would be impossible to memorize every aspect of the Microsoft .NET Framework, so my goal is to just focus on the most commonly-used features.
I’m really glad that I found out about this before I took the test and not after. I really can’t afford to pay for repeat tests and I prefer not to pay more than I should. The real question will be whether or not I can get this first test out of the way before I head out on vacation in two weeks. That is my goal since I don’t want to spend my whole vacation studying for this test.