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Josh King AKA JK

I took this test a few weeks ago and thought I would offer some pointers on how to prepare for this test.

I've been doing Silverlight development for over a year full time now, so that obviously helped out a lot. There are some questions about using a ViewModel and setting the right DataContext. So if you've only done code behind, you will be at a disadvantage.

A great resource is the Practice Testing Software from Self Exam Engine. I spent around $100 on this software but it was worth it. Many of the questions you will study are exactly the same on the real test. I would say at least 50% of the questions I had seen and studied.

The book Silverlight 4 In Action is great. And I used that as a study tool too. I would look at certain parts of the book where I didn't have that much experience, and take notes. Topics such as setting up an OOB and Printing will come up on the test.

silverlightshow.net has a great series on preparing for the exam. I went through each of their articles and looked at the links they provided. I would focus on the topics I hadn't worked with very much, or at all.

Using these resources I was able to finish the exam in about 75 minutes and score a 90%. They give you almost 3 hours, so you'll have plenty of time.

Silverlight is a big topic with many parts to learn. Even if you've used Silverlight quite a bit in your daily job, there will be topics on the test that you will not know the answer to. So study up, and you'll do fine.

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 8:57 AM Silverlight | Back to top


Comments on this post: Passing the 70-506 Silverlight Exam

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Hi Congratulations!!

Its great you have passed Silverlight examination, I am looking for some help and guidelines since few months.

Can you help me out, for some material and exam registration?

Thanks!!
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My email id is vr7viral86@gmail.com
Thanks!!
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Does this certification helped you in getting good job?
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