My MCTS (70-515) Preparation, Score Sheet and Certificate
I thought of going for Microsoft certification a few years ago. But I wanted a single exam with good content and that would give me certification straight away. When I found
(MCTS for Web applications development with .NET Framework 4), I wanted to go for it. The exam was made available only in july, 2010. I don't generally get enough time to prepare for a certification exam until November.
The exam would cost you USD 50. I paid INR
for this exam. I booked it on
and took exam on
. For more details about my experience with exam, please read
Regarding preparation, I knew it would be difficult considering the content of the exam and lack of information about the exam. So I took my own time and used the following material. Here are my suggestions.
First of all, get
full objectives of exam
who has posted a detailed listing of
objectives along with available resources
. Its a great resource. He divided the objectives into five parts. All of them are there.
You get to see some
here. I couldn't see all questions. Check out questions related to exam 70-562 also.
Of course MSDN is the best resource. Many links refer to MSDN. I also needed to search Google for many topics and landed eventually in MSDN. Of course there are some blogs by a few individuals. But as you search, you come across all of them.
I read a book related to
70-562 (ASP.NET 3.5 exam)
. But some topics like Mobile apps etc. are no longer relevant. So you better read
Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft.NET Framework 4
. This book was not available to me. It must be available by now.
Above all don't hesitate to write code and test each thing on your own. Nothing compares to writing code. After all the aim of getting certified is "getting to know the technology".
Here is my score sheet that was given at the end of the exam by the Prometric Centre.
Here is the certificate provided by Microsoft from MCP(Microsoft Certified Professional) website.