D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

35 Hours of EF, LINQ, and ADO.NET – CAN HE DO IT?!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 9:49 PM

I’m gearing up to take the 70-516 exam, which focuses on ADO.NET, EF, LINQ, and XML as it relates to .NET 4.0 and VS.NET 2010. My exam is scheduled for Friday, although I had thought about moving it. Busy work/family life has meant my best intentions of studying haven’t happened.

When I looked at the availability for when I could move my exam though, the earliest was in early October (we only have two Prometric test centers here in Winnipeg…before a month ago or so we only had one).

So I’m gonna roll the dice, burn a vacation day tomorrow to study, drink insane amounts of coffee, and see whether or not I can pull off a pass on this.

So over the next 35 hours, expect me to update this blog with all things data-access related!


# re: 35 Hours of EF, LINQ, and ADO.NET – CAN HE DO IT?!

Hey D'Arcy, what study materials are you using? Any e-books, dead-tree books, computer based tests (MeasureUp or other) or anything else? I see from the Microsoft site that that exam is so new there are no Microsoft Press Books or Training Kits available yet.

8/25/2010 10:59 PM | Andre Marion

# re: 35 Hours of EF, LINQ, and ADO.NET – CAN HE DO IT?!

Hey Andre, I'm going through Julia Lerman's EF 2nd Edition book and so far its really good, lots of info in there.

A buddy of mine did find some practice exams from one of the providers...they aren't easily available from the main listing though because they're not fully baked (kinda like a beta-practice exam I guess). Not sure how good they are though, gonna ping him to find out.

D 8/26/2010 10:06 AM | D'Arcy from Winnipeg

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