We are just finishing up week two of intense exam design sessions today. Last week we created the outline for the MCTS Windows and Web exams. Lots of great discussion by a group of excellent subject matter experts for each session. Please know that these people are rock stars and they have your best interest at heart. They fight for what is right and what will make a great exam experience for you and the industry.
This week, we are finalizing details on the outline for the WCF and ADO.NET MCTS exams as well. I’m sitting in the WCF session and I can tell you that my head hurts at times from the passionate discussions that are taking place. We have very knowledgeable people in the room for these sessions and each has a passion for the technology. They want to ensure the best experience and coverage for the exam and this results in some really great discussions and sometimes, a little arm bending too.
Next week, we tackle the MCPD Windows and Web exams and I fully expect the sessions to go the same way.
In the end, we know that we will never satisfy everybody’s wishes for what should be covered in an exam but know this, your peers are helping to ensure that the most important aspects are represented here to ensure that we are validating real-world skills.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their hard work, perseverance and patience over these weeks. I hope that you are happy with the results when you see the prep guides posted later this year.