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A few days ago, I posted some links for study guides and links for the 70-536 exam.  Well, it worked nicely for me as I passed with a 982!  I know I missed one question on COM Interop because the way they were talking about returning an HRESULT to a COM caller is not the way I would do it. 
 
I chose the C# version since I've done most of my work in C# so far with Visual Studio 2005, although I could have done the C++ version just as easily.  I already have the MCSD and the MCDBA, but I thought I'd try to take most of the exams in the new one instead of just waiting for an upgrade exam.
 
Anyhow, the following areas should be concentrated on at least from my perspective:
 
*  Streams, streams streams, including GZipStream, SslStream, DeflateStream, MemoryStream
*  Encryption and Decryption using MD5, DES, RSA and SHA1
*  Generics and Type-Safe Collections
*  Threading and Delegates
*  Authentication and Authorization using IPrincipal and IIdentity
*  AppDomains - dynamic assembly loading and process isolation
*  Object serialization in both XML and binary
*  Application Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
*  IO - Isolated Storage and FileStream security
*  COM Interop and P/Invoke
*  Security Actions and Permissions (Assert, Demand, LinkDemand, etc)
*  Globailization - Culture and Region with string comparing and data formatting
 
I think that's a pretty good list of what is covered.  The list I gave in the previous post should prepare you nicely for it.  It's also a good idea to run through MSDN samples of each class listed in the previous post as it gives you the fundamentals needed.  Anything else I missed?
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 11:15 AM Microsoft , .NET , MCP , C# | Back to top


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Hi,

Congrats on your score, Just wanted to know what kind of questions are covered in the examination, are they based on syntax or the fundamentals of the given topic.

I have been preparing for the test from last months thru MSDN and a few blogs [Bill Bozeman], thanks for the content you have posted.

Regards
-Uday
Left by Uday C Pharate on Jun 22, 2006 11:51 PM

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Uday,

It was more based upon syntax to get the job done in a proper way. I would say to study the MSDN examples for each stream out there and its possible uses. You need to know which method performs the correct operation and things like that.

-Matthew Podwysocki
Left by Matthew Podwysocki on Jun 23, 2006 7:50 AM

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Hey there! Congrats on your score! I am studying for the 70-536 exam and I am having nightmares about regular expressions. I notcied you didn't mention regular expressions.. did the exam though any of them at you (since I know the exam is adaptive) and if so, what should I look out for?

Thanks!
John
Left by John Gilmore on Jul 09, 2007 12:18 AM

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Hey Now Matthew,
Nice Post, Very informative.
Thx 4 the info,
Catto
Left by Catto on Nov 17, 2007 6:41 PM

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Matthew,

Impressive score!

Thanks for the input. I will be taking mine in a week or so and will definitely go over the chapters you mentioned.

Thanks!
Left by CptBongue on Dec 27, 2007 1:39 PM

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hi...I have 2-3 months of experience working on .net 2.0. I am interested in clearing 50-536, but have no idea how to start with it. Please suggest me some books and links which I can refer. Also I'm confused whether I should go for 70-536 or 70-528.
Left by Sonal on Jan 02, 2008 2:34 AM

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