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Thursday, September 4, 2014

2 out of 3: Exam 70-486

Hello All, so the past week has been particularly busy, but as I sit here tonight, while working through one of the most chaotic weeks since my daughter was born.  I wanted to take a second and have the followup to a previous post about the MCSD exams.

For those of you who know me, you know that I've been taking the MCSD exams, and today I took one step forward by completing the second exam, 70-486.

This exam was about utilizing ASP.NET MVC, and developing scalable web applications.  I did pass this exam, and am already beginning to study for the next exam, 70-487.

As far as resources, I used the following:

  • Blogged by Chris Study Guide:  This study guide has been assembled by a bunch of contributors and I found it very useful overall and highly recommend reviewing it.
  • Exam Ref 70-486:  Developing ASP.NET MVC Applications:  This book does a good job of outlining everything at a high level.  I found this book to be a good reference to review and study with.
  • MVC Applications Jump Start:  This video series I thought was great for showing the specifics of how some of these concepts are applied.  The book mentioned above is great at laying out the theory, this is good at showing the application.  
This test was definitely different because of the case studies.  These are presented as a scenario, with full requirements and then questions about how to implement those requirements.  Overall that's about it, but I will be posting more about the content of the exam moving forward.