Category: Certification

First MCPD Test Passed!

The first of the tests (70-536) required for the MCPD certification ASP.NET Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008 has been passed with a score of 976/1000. Since it was the first test that has been attempted, a large amount of effort went into the process of preparation. The minimum passing score for the test is 700. Perhaps, the amount of studying to get a 976 was a bit of an overkill.

The vast majority of the studying was performed using the MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536). The secondary source of material for studying came from Niall’s blog.

Niall’s study guide is a collection of targeted links into the MSDN Library. Lastly, but certainly not least, study assistance software of my own creation (i.e. Project Serenity) was used to help prepare.

The next test in the lineup is 70-562.