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4.0 out of 5 stars Passed test, February 24, 2007
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This review is from: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-528): Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 Web-Based Client Development (Microsoft Press Training Kit) (Hardcover)
I think the book covered the content well with plenty of code samples. The text is easy to read. I didn't do the labs and just reviewed the text in detail. I noticed some errors, typos, and editing problems, but it seemed to be fewer than other study guides I have used.

The review questions at the end of each section were excessively easy and did not provide good preparation for the actual exam.

The simulated exam was quite difficult and I failed it with 67% (out of 80% needed to pass). I decided to take the actual exam anyways. It was substantially more difficult than the simulated exam. The actual exam went into some extreme detail on many of the esoteric subjects, and I found myself guessing on many questions. I thought surely I would fail, but it passed me.

So, I recommend this book as a study guide. It's best to combine this guide with some serious on-the-jobs experience. Otherwise, I think it will be difficult to pass the exam.
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