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EXAM PREP GUIDE Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-526—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you’ve learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and labs. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time.
Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to:
- Configure Windows Forms and manage layout of the user interface
- Create lists, buttons, tool strips, and menus
- Set up and manage connections to databases
- Implement data-bound controls to display information to users
- Read, validate, and write XML
- Manage the printing process with dialogs
- Enhance usability with drag-and-drop functionality, accessibility features, and user assistance controls
- Use ClickOnce to configure installation and deployment
Assess your skills with practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers, including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.
Your training kit includes:
- Official self-paced study guide.
- Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results.
- 425+ practice and review questions.
- Case scenarios and lab exercises.
- Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# code samples on CD.
- 90-day evaluation version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition.
- Fully searchable eBook.k of this guide.
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
Short Description Get in-depth preparation for Exam 70-526, an exam for the new MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Application certification--and build real-world job skills. Includes test questions, reviews, troubleshooting labs, an exam discount, and more. Long Description Announcing an all-new MCTS Training Kit designed to help maximize your performance on Exam 70-526, the exam for the new Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certification. This kit packs the tools and features exam candidates want most--including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and a robust testing suite. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and troubleshooting labs for the skills and expertise you can apply to the job. Focusing on Windows-based client development, this official study guide covers topics such as creating a UI for a Windows Forms application; implementing data-bound controls; managing the print process; enhancing usability; implementing asynchronous programming techniques; developing Windows Forms controls; and configuring and deploying applications. Ace your exam preparation and ramp up quickly on using the .NET Framework for Windows-based client development by working at your own pace through the lessons, hands-on exercises, and practice tests. The CD features 425 practice questions and a best-of-class test engine with pre-assessment and post-assessment capabilities. Choose timed or untimed testing mode, generate random tests, or focus on discrete objectives or chapters, and get detailed explanations for right and wronganswers?including pointers back to the book for further study. You also get a 90-day evaluation version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 software and a 15 percent exam discount voucher--making this kit an exceptional value and a great career investment. The Microsoft .NET Framework provides a dependable foundation for constructing smart client, Web, and mobile device--based applications that integrate by design and deploy efficiently across the enterprise. The key components of the .NET Framework are the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework class library, which includes Microsoft ADO.NET, Microsoft ASP.NET, and Windows Forms. The .NET Framework provides a managed execution environment, simplified development and deployment, and integration with a wide variety of programming languages. In version 2.0, the .NET Framework further extends the capabilities of developers by introducing significant enhancements across each of its functional areas. New classes give developers more efficient access to frequently used components, such as printers, the file system, and the registry. It also provides significant improvements to reliability and scalability.
About the Author
Matthew Stoecker, MCP, has written numerous books and articles on Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual C#, Windows Forms, and Windows Presentation Foundation, including the SELF-PACED TRAINING KITS for Exams 70-511, 70-505, and 70-502.
Tony Northrup, MVP, MCSE, MCTS, and CISSP, is a consultant and author living in New London, CT. Tony started programming before Windows® 1.0 was released, but has focused on Windows administration and development for the last 15 years. He has written about 25 books covering Windows development, networking, and security. Among other titles, Tony is coauthor of the Windows 7 Resource Kit and Windows Server 2008 Networking and NAP. You can view his animal photos, bird photos, and travel photos, read his Windows Help blog.