Wednesday 21 September 2011

70-515 Essentials – Exam Topics Hot List

This post comes from a comment on one my earlier posts that the 70-515 prep guide was a little too much for the average person who is revising for the exam. It was a very valid comment and the poster also suggested maybe doing a “hot” or “must read” list for this exam and I have to say it was a very good idea.

So here is that list. A quick note on how I compiled this list. I took what I know from previous exams and what are considered the hot topics in ASP.NET 4 and what also has changed from ASP.NET 3.5 to 4. This is not an insiders guide, it is just one guys attempt to predict what may or may not be on the exam. If you are already certified on .NET 3.5 this will give you an idea of what you need to look over.

If you are so inclined check out he the change lists at ASP.NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 Web Development Overview

Now the caveat:  This guide is for use at your own discretion and the author accepts NO liability in relation to incorrect or missing information. Also note that using this guide to study does not imply you will pass the exam

Now with that out of the way, here goes nothing. With each topic and part that I have placed on this list, I give an explanation where possible as to why its there.

Developing Web Forms Pages (19%)

Developing and Using Web Forms Controls (18%)
Implementing Client-Side Scripting and AJAX (16%)
Configuring and Extending a Web Application (15%)
Displaying and Manipulating Data (19%)

Developing a Web Application by Using ASP.NET MVC 2 (13%) – Depending on your knowledge of MVC2 this will be a make or break.

I will probably update this list with some more information when I think a bit longer about but for the moment this is the hot list for the MCTS 70-515 Web Applications Development with Microsoft.NET Framework 4.

Thanks to the original comment poster for the idea.