MCPD exam preparation

So I finally bit the bullet this weekend and I am starting to prepare for the upcoming exam.

So far I took a few practice tests to see where I am at and which are my strong and weak points.

The exam topic is Web app development and because I have been working mainly on Windows apps recently, I definitely noticed that I forgot some things.

My goal was to get back to Web dev in my free time anyways so now is as good a time as any to do it along with studying for the exam.

I have these books:

  • Pro C# 5 and the .Net 4.5 Framework by Andrew Troelsen
  • C# In Depth by Jon Skeet
  • Programming Entity Framework by Julie Lerman
  • WCF Multi-tier Services Development with Linq by Mike Liu

which cover some topics from the Skills Measured section of the exam and I would like to additionally watch some training videos too.

Next up is to make a plan for the next 3-6 months (deadline for the exam is end of July this year) and then start learning! This is going to be so much fun and I can’t wait!