How to prepare for MCP ("70-306" - programming in

Posted on 2006-05-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
I have found a number of websites like,, which provide practice tests, but which on eshould I go for?
Also, I found "MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Windows-Based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET, Second Edition" this book mentioned in the msdn website.

I am very much confused as to how should I go about preparing for the exam because I have very little experience with much time does it require for preparartion?

If somebody can help me out, it would be great!!!


Question by:Reeds
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    First of all have a look at the Preparation Guide for Exam on microsoft's website. This page will give you some resources for training (selftraining or online courses or instuctor led courses) and also Skills measured by Exam 70-306:

    I've got some great sample questions with explanations that covers almost all the objectives of the exam. Give me your email (write it in your profile then post here) and I'll be glad to send you a copy

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    Thanks, my id is :
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    If this statement is true

    "I have very little experience with",

    then WHY are you taking the exam?  Without any experience using the language, you will fail miserably.  Get some experience using the language, and writing some programs. Learn what the language is all about, and how to use it, then you can think about taking the Certification exam.

    The exam is intended to CERTIFY that you know how to develop programs with VB.NET.  YOu are about to CERTIFY precisely the opposite.


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    Hi Arthur,

    By "I have very little experience with", I meant that I have little experience in .Net compared to Java which means that I used to code in Java in school but started coding in .net at work which I started 6 months ago. I guess I am having quite a bit of experience developing applications, that's why I was thinking of certification...

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