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Your 2-in-1 Self-Paced Training Kit. Fully updated and revised! Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-536 and on the job. With this official Microsoft study guide, you ll work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then reinforce and apply what you ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to: Develop applications that use system types and collections Validate input, reformat text, and extract data with regular expressions Create services and multi-threaded applications Implement code-access security and role-based security Implement serialization to read and write complex objects Leverage legacy code using interoperability Monitor and troubleshoot applications Create applications for a global audience PRACTICE TESTS Assess your skills with practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers?including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies. Your kit includes: 15% exam discount from Microsoft. Offer expires 12/31/13. Official self-paced study guide. Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results. 300+ practice and review questions. Code samples in Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# on CD. Case scenarios, exercises, and best practices. 90-day evaluation of Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2008. Fully searchable eBook of this guide.

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Average Rating: 4 out of 5 rating Based on 11 Ratings

"An Essential Training Ressource for MCST" - by Joshua "Lester" Murphy on 01-JUL-2010
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It's bulky, it's occasionally repetitive, and every once in a while it glosses over something in a single sentence that makes you go, "Wait a minute, that sounded important!  Why is there no more info on that?!"  But that's kind of reflective of the .NET Framework, so I guess it's alright.

I've been working on Windows.Forms apps for a few years now, but experience alone probably can't prepare anyone for the potential certification questions that could be created from the the breadth and depth of the .NET Framework.  There were topics in the training kit covering several aspects of the .NET Framework that I simply had never had the opportunity to.  Had I not used this kit I would not have passed, despite my experience.

That could be said of just about any Certification study guide though, so let me tell you the number one reason why I recommend Microsoft's Training Kits to anyone studying for a Microsoft certification: If you do all of the exercises, case studies, and recommended practices you *will* be prepared for the test.  They really did a great job with those.

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