Two things I can say for sure about our Microsoft Press Training Kits: 1) there’s no better way to prepare on your own for a Microsoft certification exam, and 2) they generally have very long titles. Here’s the latest, MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-505): Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5—Windows Forms Application Development.
The book covers Visual Studio 2008 exam 70-505. Passing this exam, along with the 70-536 exam, earns you the MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Forms Applications certification. The 70-505 exam is also one of the required exams for two Pro-level certifications -- MCPD: Windows Developer 3.5 and MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer 3.5.
To give you a better idea of what you’ll find inside, here are the book’s “Contents at a Glance” and a brief excerpt from the Introduction:
Contents at a Glance
Chapter 1 Windows Forms and the User Interface 1
Chapter 2 Configuring Controls and Creating the User Interface 45
Chapter 3 Advanced Windows Forms Controls 85
Chapter 4 Tool Strips, Menus, and Events 133
Chapter 5 Configuring Connections and Connecting to Data 181
Chapter 6 Working with Data in a Connected Environment 233
Chapter 7 Create, Add, Delete, and Edit Data in a Disconnected Environment 341
Chapter 8 Implementing Data-Bound Controls 421
Chapter 9 Working with XML 453
Chapter 10 Printing in Windows Forms 495
Chapter 11 Advanced Topics in Windows Forms 531
Chapter 12 Enhancing Usability 565
Chapter 13 Asynchronous Programming Techniques 597
Chapter 14 Creating Windows Forms Controls 629
Chapter 15 Deployment 667
This training kit is designed for developers who plan to take Microsoft Certified Technology
Specialist (MCTS) exam 70-505, as well as for developers who need to know how to
develop Microsoft Windows–based applications using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
We assume that before you begin using this kit you have a working knowledge of Windows,
Microsoft Visual Studio, and Microsoft Visual Basic or C#.
By using this training kit, you’ll learn how to do the following:
- Create a user interface (UI) for a Windows Forms application by using standard
- Integrate data in a Windows Forms application.
- Implement printing and reporting functionality in a Windows Forms application.
- Enhance usability.
- Implement asynchronous programming techniques to improve the user experience.
- Develop Windows Forms controls.
- Configure and deploy applications.