- Tapa blanda: 2704 páginas
- Editor: Microsoft Press; Edición: 1 (24 de mayo de 2003)
- Colección: Mcad/Mcsd Self-Paced Training
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0735619255
- ISBN-13: 978-0735619258
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MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft® .NET Core Requirements, Exams 70-305/70-315, 70-306/70-316, 70-310/70-320, and 70-300 (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 24 may 2003
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Great resources, excellent value. Get in-depth training and practice with the skills measured by the core exams for MCAD or MCSD certification—all in one box. Covering Exams 70-300, 70-305/70-315, 70-306/70-316, and 70-310/70-320, these four official Microsoft study guides encompass both language specialties—Microsoft Visual Basic® .NET and Microsoft Visual C#™ .NET—for both the MCAD and MCSD exam tracks. Work at your own pace through each book’s lessons and hands-on exercises and apply your new expertise to an evaluation version of Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET Professional software, included free with this set. You can assess your progress and sharpen your test-taking skills using the enhanced practice exams on CD. As you gain practical experience defining solution architecture, building Microsoft Windows® applications, and developing XML Web services and applications for Microsoft .NET, you’re also preparing for MCAD and MCSD certification.
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Microsoft approaches certification exams the same way that the Educational Testing Service approaches SAT, GMAT and GRE college entrance exams.
ETS discourages people from using SAT preparation classes and books and, rather, encourages people to just work on their verbal and quantitative skills. They suggest that doing so is enough to do well on the exams. We all know better.
Microsoft takes the approach that, if you have a good mastery of the subject being tested then that is all you need to pass the certs. The Microsoft Self-Paced Training Kits (known as the "redbooks") do a reasonable job of teaching you the concepts of ASP.NET (and WinForms and the VB.NET/C# language and other tested topics), but they do a poor job of preparing you for the certs.
It's true that, if you review vocabulary words a lot and practice intermediate algebra and 10th grade geometry problems in the weeks preceding your SATs you may improve your score by 3 or 4%. But if you use that time to review sample test questions and analyze the structure and logic behind SAT questions using Princeton Review or Kaplan etc., then you will improve your score by considerably more than a few percentage points. The same goes for Microsoft certs. If you master the topic being tested (in this case, Web apps, ASP.NET), you may still pass the exam or, at least, slightly increase your score. But knowing the topic is not enough. You must know the exam, as well. This thinking goes against Microsoft's view of their own certification exams. Microsoft's thinking and point-of-view is reflected in their "redbooks."
Therefore, if all you want is to learn ASP.NET using either of the dialects of the VB.NET/C# language, then this book is OK (if a bit pricey compared to other "cert prep" books). But if you are looking for certification preparation (as opposed to just learning the topic), then a combination of one of the cert prep products such as TestKing or Transcender along with a book like Kalani (ISBN: 0789728222) is a much better approach. These tools will help you pass the exam. Kalani, in particualr, will help you master the topic AS WELL AS prepare you for the exam. TestKing and/or Transcender will give you practice with close-to-actual exam questions. No, they don't repeat real questions but they do give you examples of the TYPES of question to expect and give you practice with the nuances, languages and tricks that are part of the cert exam questions.
You can't pass the certs without understanding the topics (and I would never hire anyone who passed the exam by memorizing questions -- believe me, I can tell). But knowing the topics alone is usually not enough. The "redbooks" teach the concepts and prepare you for using the ASP.NET tools, but the "redbooks" do not prepare you for the exams.
If the books were cheaper (or if you can share with 2 or 3 friends), and your goal was just to learn how to program (but not necessarily pass a cert) then I would recommend this book for learning the topic. For cert preparation, however, use something else.
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(1) I gave the entire set 3 stars even though I gave the individual 70-315 book only 2 stars because if you buy the entire set, not only is the discount price below that of buying all 4 books separately, but also because the test vouchers inside reduce the price even more (if you use all 4). The reduced price makes it more of a bargain. Also, the 70-300 exam book was closer to the actual exam than the other three books.
(2) When you buy the boxed set, the volumes are softbound (paperback). When you buy the books individually, they are hardcover.
(3) For "server" certs, the equivalent to the Microsoft "redbooks" are the "bluebooks." For the 70-229 exam (T-SQL and SQL Server), the "bluebook" is ISBN: 0735619603. 7-229 can be used as the elective on the MCAD or as the required "server" cert on the MCSD exam. In addition to the 4 books in the above Self-training kit, you will need the 70-229 "bluebook" (unless you go for one of the other server certs, such as Biztalk Server or Commerce Server). The 70-229 "bluebook" is closer to the cert exam than the "redbooks" are to their respective exams.
I just passed one of the MCSD tests, namely 70-315, and I would like to provide my opinion and suggestions for future without "WTFs".
There are different types of exam takers, some already know the material, some don't; some learn by doing, some simply cram without a brain.
I read the web application book of this set, I have to say it is perhaps the best introduction/intermediate .NET book there is out there. The chapters are clearly outlined, the book compromises concepts, skills and reference of the .NET platform and is written in a concise manner. If you want to use this set for the exam, I'd say a good 2-3 months for every exam you take. These books do cover all the concepts, skills and references you need for the Exam, but it's organized in a training course fashion - meaning you have to actually read into the chapters, take a look at the exams, and spend some time thinking about the technologies involved in the .NET platform.
The problem for me is...I didn't have 2-3 months, I had 1. I finished this book and looked at the exam questions, I realize that without sufficient time to review the book and do practicals, there is no way that I'm gonna pass this exam.
So...I bought an exam review book: MCAD Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 70-315)
Exam Cram surely is a great book for taking the exam, it organized the same examples and technical contents in an exam review format, it also emphasizes analytical skills that will increase your chances.
So anyways, It really depends on what kind of test taker you are:
If you are a real scholars, just buy this set, spend quality time reading, doing and thinking, you'll earn the skills you need to be a real solution AND to pass the exams.
If you are a technician/programmer who are used to receiving instructions and learning adaptive skills, the both sets...the Microsoft set to train your development skills, and the exam cram 2 to get you ready for the exam.
If you are a crammer, don't bother buying any of these sets, just spend the money on buying "past exams"...in this case, you should drop the idea of getting certified, cause you're not worthy of the title "solution developer" even if you did pass the exams.
Even said, I read both books on web applications, I did one of the exam cram practice exams (which is....a made up exam), and I passed it...haha I'm pretty proud of myself, cause I spent only 1 month studying it, well... not even, maybe 2 weeks cause I paused quite a bit; and on top of that I did only one practice exam the day before the test....So yeah.
we should all respect the nature of this certification, and because of that, I highly recommend this set to all test takers.