31 julio 2006

Got 2 more: 70-528 & 70-536!

I have just started my way on .net 2.0 certifications with 2 exams. 70-528 (Technology Specialist: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Web-Based Client Development) and 70-536 (Technology Specialist: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0—Application Development Foundation).

First one is a wide-check of your knowledge on web development in 2.0. It is not a difficult exam. Second one is more tricky as it checks the knowledge you have in specificities of .net 2.0 framework. I recommend to specially make an efford to prepare this exam, as it covers many not-so-common classes (drawing and cryptography-related, for example).

29 julio 2006

Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0—Application Development Foundation

I read "MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0—Application Development Foundation" (Microsoft Press, 2006, ISBN 0-7356-2277-9) to prepare for exam 70-536.

The book covers quite deeply the .NET 2.0 Framework, and it is very advisable for developers and architects that will create applications within this architecture.

The most usefull aspects of the book for me to are explaining the different avaliable collection types; how generics works (I discovered it is a wider concept compared to C++), how to check regular expresions, how to code multithreaded applications, the security model and the explanation of what are application domains.