|Total Pages||: 88|
|ISBN 10||: 1492141070|
|ISBN 13||: 9781492141075|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
The Microsoft Technology Associate MTA certification is an entry-level certification which serves as a good starting point for students and educators who may eventually progress to the Microsoft Technology Specialist MCTS or higher programs. Simply put, it assesses the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue MCTS, MCITP or MCPD certifications. The MTA certification focuses more on knowledge and a little less on skills. However, the knowledge areas are all based on MS products so you must know those products inside and out. The MTA certification focuses more on knowledge and a little less on skills. There are several objectives covered in the .NET Fundamentals exam, including:- Object-Oriented Programming- Data Types and Collections- Events and Exceptions- Code Compilation and Deployment- I/O Classes- SecurityThe Windows Development Exam is closely related. It covers:- Understanding Windows Programming Basics - Creating Windows Forms Applications - Creating Windows Services Applications - Accessing Data in a Windows Forms Application - Deploying a Windows ApplicationBoth exams share many common elements so it would be wise to study for both together. For the exams, programming language is not the core issue. It is the concept behind the development effort that is important. You need to know that it is technically possible to use any .NET language to write programs, but C# and VB are more popular (we use C# code for demonstration in this book). You do need to know how to use Visual Studio. Officially it is Visual Studio 2008. However, for learning purpose it would not hurt for you to use Visual Studio 2010 or 2012. This ExamFOCUS book focuses on the more difficult topics that will likely make a difference in exam results. The book is NOT intended to guide you through every single official topic. You should therefore use this book together with other reference books for the best possible preparation outcome.