- Paperback: 648 pages
- Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (May 13, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118612094
- ISBN-13: 978-1118612095
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #279,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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MCSD Certification Toolkit (Exam 70-483): Programming in C# 1st Edition
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Get the knowledge and skills needed to pass the MCSD 70-483 exam
As the entry-level Microsoft certification exam for C# developers, the MCSD 70-483 proves to employers that you have the required skills to build professional-quality applications. This essential resource provides you with in-depth coverage of the exam that will test your competency in C# programming, with chapters covering each of the core subject domains that comprise the exam. Rather than just teaching you how to answer a set of exam questions, the authors provide an understanding of the underlying concepts and skills needed to succeed as a professional C# programmer. In short, you will not just learn how to pass a testyou will learn how to become a better C# developer!
MCSD Certification Toolkit:
- Features an experienced team of authors, two of whom advised Microsoft on the development of its certification programs, affording them a unique understanding of both the objectives and what it takes to master them
- Features real-world case scenarios, code labs, and more than 150 sample test questions you can work through to prepare for the exam
- Includes downloadable cheat sheets and a review of key terms to summarize key concepts so you can study on the go
- Shares best practices, advice from the experts, exam tips and tricks, and common mistakes highlight essential information
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About the Author
Tiberiu Covaci is a Senior Trainer and Mentor, a Microsoft MVP, and an ASP Insider. He speaks about Microsoft technologies at conferences and user groups around the world.
Gerry O'Brien is a program manager at Microsoft. He has authored or coauthored several books.
Rod Stephens is a Microsoft MVP and the author of more than 20 books and 250 articles.
Vincent Varallo is the author of ASP.NET 3.5 Enterprise Application Development with 2008 and has been developing applications in the .NET Framework for more than 10 years.
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This book is a mess. For starters there is approximately one reported erratum for every four pages of book. Some of these are egregious. Note: many technical books offer copious thanks to those who edited the manuscript. This book lacked those acknowledgements. I'm not surprised.
The book often references material it does not cover until a later chapter. It makes style and coding practices recommendations. From a higher quality book, these might be welcome. But for a book of relatively low quality, they are questionable. Further, the purpose of a book of this nature should be to help one pass the test. Style recommendations don't play a role here.
I barely passed the exam, but credit that success more to supplemental material and past C++ experience than to any value derived from this text.
If I had it to do over again, I would have skipped reading this book and read the first 300 pages of the 1000 page O'Reilly C# Nutshell book by the Albaharis. It has much more bang for the buck, is technically correct, and covers more ground in fewer pages.
Here is a link to ALL of the mistakes that have been reported so far in the text.
Very frustrating. I agree with others that this book must have been rushed to market. It has four authors and it is hard to comprehend not catching these errors unless it was rushed.
One reviewer said the material was clear. I agree with him that some of it is clear, but at some points the "Best Practices" blocks interrupt the text flow so much that it really can not be called clear.
Was it worth the money? Not for me. I recommend you buy the other book on the test. It can't be any worse.
This book definitely covers the topics listed in the Exam objective. It is not one of the best
books on learning C# but it is useful in preparing for the exam. Chapter 6 was not good
in my opinion. The most important chapters that references Delegates, Events, Asynchronous Processing, Lambda
expression could use a little more work.
I have read many books with many mistakes....but this book exceed the acceptable level of "mistakes".
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