Varun Nischal Varun Nischal, currently works as Systems Engineer for Infosys Technologies Ltd., India. In recent past, he has been an open source enthusiast, an avid blogger of technologies related to, or used with NetBeans IDE.

He was also an important member of the NetBeans Community Docs Team, the NetBeans Dream Team. Currently, he holds the position of Dzone MVB and has blogged officially for Jazoon ’09, as a member of Jazoon Blogger Squad.

Varun is also sharing his ideas and articles through his blog http://bondprogrammers.blogspot.com.

After reviewing the uCertify PrepKit for the exam CX310-065, Varun said, “All in all, PrepKits are really helpful, if you complement them with your own practice of the technology you want to get certified for. Also, you get chance to take mock test from within the PrepKit, you can easily assess yourself and find out in which specific area, you’re weak/strong.” Continue reading Varun’s uCertify SCJP 5.0 PrepKit review >>

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Q. What is the Zend PHP5 200-500 exam?
A. The Zend PHP 200-500 exam is designed to test an examinee’s knowledge of PHP programming, PHP security, XML and Web services, streaming and network programming, etc. Mainly, this test measures the examinee experience in PHP programming. The main goal of this exam is to allow PHP professionals to attain the “Zend Certified Engineer” designation.

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A. There is no prerequisites for the PHP5 200-500 exam.

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Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. There are 70 questions asked in the Zend PHP5 test.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
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Q. Which type of test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
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Q. What is the passing score?
A. 700

Q. What is the test fee?
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Q. What skills are measured in the Zend 200-500 PHP5 exam?
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Anton AhripovAnton Arhipov, a software development team leader in Swedbank Estonia, working with J2EE technologies and financial data integration projects. He has over 7 years of experience with Java technology and is SCJP certified. He is also responsible for his team technical competence and therefore he is quite critical in selecting certification software.

After reviewing the uCertify PrepKit for the exam SCJP 6.0, he concluded that ” I’m very sure that uCertify’s PrepKit software is a good choice if you are looking for a training materials for Java certification.” Continue reading Anton’s uCertify Sun’s SCJP 5.0 PrepKit review >>

The Microsoft test 70-551 is designed to measure an individual’s ability to build interactive, data-driven Web-based applications with Web forms, ASP.NET, and the .NET Framework for both intranet and Internet uses. Before taking the 70-551 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Develop .NET Framework applications by using system types.
  2. Improve type safety and application performance by using generic collections.
  3. Develop .NET Framework applications by implementing interfaces that comply with standard contracts.
  4. Upgrade MCAD to MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer This certification requires that one pass the following examinations (CSHARP/VB):

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