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Microsoft has scheduled to retire most of their MCTS and MCITP exams on July 31, 2013. Candidates are required to pass these exams before retirement to achieve these certifications. Although these certifications are being retired by Microsoft, they will continue to be valuable as long as companies are using the technologies covered in the certification. These retired certifications will still appear on your transcript, but will be designated as Legacy.

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Microsoft has scheduled to retire most of their MCTS and MCITP exams on July 31, 2013. Candidates are required to pass these exams before retirement to achieve these certifications. Although these certifications are being retired by Microsoft, they will continue to be valuable as long as companies are using the technologies covered in the certification. These retired certifications will still appear on your transcript, but will be designated as Legacy.

 

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  1. 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  2. 70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
  3. 70-291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  4. 70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  5. 70-294 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
  6. 70-297 Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
  7. 70-433 TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development
  8. 70-450 PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing, Optimizing, and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution
  9. 70-451 PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions
  10. 70-452 PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing a Business Intelligence Solution
  11. 70-502: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Presentation Foundation
  12. 70-503 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation
  13. 70-504 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Workflow
  14. 70-505: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Development
  15. 70-506 MCTS: Silverlight 4, Development
  16. 70-536 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation
  17. 70-561 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development
  18. 70-562 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
  19. 70-563 Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  20. 70-564 PRO: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  21. 70-565 PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  22. 70-620 TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client
  23. 70-622 Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – ENTERPRISE
  24. 70-623:  Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – CONSUMER
  25. 70-643 TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
  26. 70-647 Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator
  27. 70-648 Upgrading your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
  28. 70-649 Upgrading your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
  29. 70-660 TS: Windows Internals
  30. 70-681 TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying
  31. 70-682 Pro: Upgrading to Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
  32. 70-683 TS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs
  33. 70-691 Windows Server 2008 HPC Environments, Developing

 

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Q. What is the 70-506 exam?

A. This exam is designed for software developers who are creating rich Internet-based applications using Silverlight. The exam focuses mainly on Silverlight 4, but also covers core Silverlight concepts.

Prior to preparation for the 70-506 exam, you will in all probability necessitate defining your objectives and making out if you will actually need the Microsoft 70-506 certification exam. The most excellent approach to do that is to coordinate your objectives with that of exams and if both are in a similar way, you require being clear in your mind that 70-506 possibly will be the best exam available for you.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-506 exam?

A. There are no specific prerequisites for this test, although the minimally qualified candidate typically:

  • Has at least six months of experience with Silverlight development
  • Has at least one year of experience with Microsoft .NET development
  • Has experience consuming data services

Q. What certificate and credit does the 70-506 exam provide?

A. After passing the exam 70-506 TS: Silverlight 4, Development, you complete the requirements for the following certification:

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?

A. You will be required to attempt approximately 45 to 55 questions.

Q. What is the exam fee?

A. The exam fee is US $125.

  • Note: Currently, the net price for taking test 70-506 is US $125. Net price does not include applicable taxes, vouchers, promotions or membership discounts you may have. The exam is subsidized in India and China. The net price for taking test 70-506 in India and China is US $50.

Q. What is the duration of the test?

A. Users are required to attempt all questions in 120 minutes.

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)

A. This test consists of Multiple Choice, Hot Area, Drag and Drop, Build list and reorder, and Build a Tree questions. The test can be adaptive and simulation questions might be asked.

Q. What is the passing score?

A. The passing score of the exam is 700 out of 1000 score marks.

Q. What is the test retake policy?

A. If you do not pass test 70-506 the first time, you may retake it at any time. If you do not achieve a passing score the second time, you must wait at least 14 days to retake the test a third time. A 14-day waiting period will be imposed for all subsequent exam retakes. If you have passed an exam, you cannot take it again.

Q. Why should I become certified?

A. Studies have shown that certified individuals realize many benefits. Among them are the following:

  • Increased opportunities on the job: These opportunities range from increased salary and bonus to project involvement and promotion.
  • Increased breadth of knowledge: Certification is a catalyst for learning new technologies in a structured and comprehensive way.
  • Increased value to the organization: Organizations with 25 percent or more of their staff certified have shown to deploy projects on time and within budget more often, rely less on external support, have less downtime, and have higher user satisfaction with their IT staff.

Q. Is the 70-506 exam right for you?

A. The test is appropriate for you if you are developers who create and maintain rich interactive applications (RIA) using Silverlight 4. Candidates may have additional experience with previous Silverlight versions.

Q. What are the skills being measured for the 70-506 exam?

A. Microsoft has specified more than thirty objectives for the 70-506 exam, which are grouped under seven topics. Following are some important areas in which an individual should possess good knowledge before taking the 70-506 exam Continue Reading �Skills required for 70-506� »

Q. How to prepare for the 70-506 exam?

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Q. Where to take the test?

A. You can register with a Prometric testing center. You can also register for the exam online at your local exam center or a regional contact center. (Prometric testing Centre).

Q. How can I register for the 70-506 exam?

A. You can register for the exam through a Prometric Test Center Locator at Prometric. You will have to go through a complete registration process, make payments and schedule the date and time for the exam.

Q. How to locate a testing center?

A. Please visit the following link to locate the testing center:

Q. How to schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm the exam?

A. Please visit the following link to schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm the exam:

Q. How to update personal information, viewing test history, etc?

A. Please visit the following link to update personal information, viewing test history, etc:

Q. What can I expect from Microsoft if I pass the 70-506 exam?

A. After passing the exam, you will achieve the MCTS: Silverlight 4, Development status.

Q. How long does it take to receive my Welcome Kit?

A. The certificate can be ordered through the Microsoft Certified Professional member site by clicking on �Download certificates under Program Benefits�. It will take about 30 days to receive your welcome kit after passing the exam and placing the order. You can also download the same certificate from the MCP Secure Site.

Even though the certificates are absolutely free, there will be shipping and handling charges which you have to pay. The Shipping and Handling are $9.95 USD for the first certificate and $0.99 USD for each additional certificate up to six total certificates.

Q. What is the validation period?

A. This exam expires when new and more relevant Microsoft products are released.

Q. How to get score report?

A. The score report of the exam will be delivered immediate on test completion at testing center.

 

Q. What is the 70-685: Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician exam?
A. Microsoft’s 70-685 test validates your skills and knowledge to efficiently troubleshoot, configure and manage the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. Candidates are expected to have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment. The Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (70-685) exam provides credit towards MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-685 exam?
A. It is required for the candidate to pass MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration (70-680) exam before taking this exam.

Q. What are the benefits of the MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certification?
A. Microsoft’s MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) certification is a latest certification on the Windows 7 technology. The MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certification has been designed for professionals who have a thorough knowledge in troubleshooting, managing and configuring Windows 7 including new features, such as security, network, and different applications. This certification validates a candidate’s ability to understand the functions and features of Windows 7 and to troubleshoot network-connectivity and applications issues.

Q. What credit does the 70-685 exam provide?
A. Exam 70-685: MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. Passing just one test (i.e. 70-685) will fetch you MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. Approximately 42 are asked in the test.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. The duration of the test is 120 minutes.

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. The test is Linear.

Q. What is the passing score?
A. The passing score is approximately 700 out of possible 1000.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you do not pass test 70-685 the first time, you may retake it at any time. If you do not achieve a passing score the second time, you must wait at least 14 days to retake the test a third time. A 14-day waiting period will be imposed for all subsequent exam retakes. If you have passed an exam, you cannot take it again.

Q. Is the 70-685 exam right for me?
A. This exam is intended for candidates that operate in computing environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. If you wish to excel as a support technician, or as a network administrator, this exam is right for you. According to Microsoft, candidates should be able to troubleshoot and configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing.

Q. What to expect in the 70-685 exam?
A. Multiple-choice, scenario-based, hot-spot types, and simulation questions are asked on the following topics:

  • Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
  • Resolving Desktop Application Issue.
  • Resolving Networking Issues.
  • Managing and Maintaining Systems That Run Windows 7 Client
  • Supporting Mobile Users.
  • Resolving Security Issues.

Q. What are the code languages available for the 70-685 exam?
A. English

Q. Where to take the test?
A. Microsoft certification exams are provided through Prometric.

Q. How to locate a testing center?
A. Visit the Prometric site to locate a testing center.

Q. What is the 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring exam?
A. Microsoft’s 70-680 test validates your skills and knowledge to efficiently install, configure and manage the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. Candidates are expected to have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment. The TS: Windows 7, Configuring (70-680) exam provides credit towards MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-680 exam?
A. There is no prerequisite for appearing the exam.

 

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Q. What is the 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring exam?
A. Microsoft’s 70-680 test validates your skills and knowledge to efficiently install, configure and manage the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. Candidates are expected to have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment. The TS: Windows 7, Configuring (70-680) exam provides credit towards MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-680 exam?
A. There is no prerequisite for appearing the exam.

Q. What are the benefits of the MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration certification?
A. Microsoft’s MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) certification is a latest certification on the Windows 7 technology. The MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration certification has been designed for professionals who have a thorough knowledge in installing, managing and configuring Windows 7 including new features such as security, network, and applications. This certification validates a candidates ability to understand the functions and features of Windows 7 and to troubleshoot network-connectivity and applications issues.

Q. What credit does the 70-680 exam provide?
A. Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. Passing just one mandatory Core test (i.e. <a href="/exams/Microsoft/70-680.html”>70-680) will fetch you MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. Approximately 42

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. 120 Minutes

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. Linear

Q. What is the passing score?
A. Approximately 700 out of possible 1000.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you do not pass test 70-680 the first time, you may retake it at any time. If you do not achieve a passing score the second time, you must wait at least 14 days to retake the test a third time. A 14-day waiting period will be imposed for all subsequent exam retakes. If you have passed an exam, you cannot take it again.

Q. Is the 70-680 exam right for me?
A. This exam is intended for candidates that operate in computing environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. If you wish to excel as a support technician, or as a network administrator, this exam is right for you. According to Microsoft, candidates should be able to configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing.

Q. What to expect in the 70-680 exam?
A. Multiple-choice, scenario-based, hot-spot types, and simulation questions are asked on the following topics:

  • Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
  • Deploying Windows 7
  • Configuring Hardware and Applications
  • Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Configuring Access to Resources
  • Configuring Mobile Computing
  • Monitoring and Maintaining Systems that Run Windows 7

Q. What are the code languages available for the exam?
A. English

Q. Where to take the test?
A. Microsoft certification exams are provided through Prometric.

Q. How to locate a testing center?
A. Visit the Prometric site to locate a testing center.

In a Windows Forms application, a drag-and-drop functionality refers to the transferring of data with the mouse. It enables a user to drag data such as a text, an image, or other object with the mouse’s left-button from one control and drop it to another control. This functionality is an event-driven process that occurs when the data is copied from the source control and when the data is dropped onto the target control. The source as well as target control events are involved in implementing the drag-and-drop operations are as follows:

  • Source Control Events: These events occur when a mouse pointer triggers some action on a source control. The following are the source control events:

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    1. MouseDown Event: It occurs when the mouse button is pressed and the mouse pointer is over the source control. A method that handles this event calls the DoDragDrop method of the source control.
    2. GiveFeedback Event: It occurs when a drag-and-drop operation is initiated. The appearance of the mouse pointer can be modified by the source of a drag event. In this event, a user can obtain the visual feedback during the operation. This event provides a custom mouse pointer to a user.
    3. QueryContinueDrag Event: It occurs during a drag-and-drop operation. It is raised when the keyboard or the mouse button state changes during the operation. It also enables the drag source in order to determine whether the drag-and-drop operation is cancelled.
  • Target Control Events: These events occur when a mouse pointer triggers some action on a target control. The following are the source control events:
    1. DragEnter Event: It occurs when an object is dragged into the bounds of the target control. It is raised when the mouse cursor is first dragged over the target control during a drag-and-drop operation.
    2. DragOver Event: It occurs when an object is dragged over the bounds of the target control. It is raised when the mouse cursor is within the bounds of the control.
    3. DragDrop Event: It occurs when the mouse button is released over the target control and a drag-and-drop operation is completed.
    4. DragLeave Event: It occurs when the an object is dragged out of the bounds of the target control. It occurs when the current drag-and-drop operation is cancelled.

Sequence of a Drag-and-Drop Operation

The following is the general sequence of events that take place in a drag-and-drop operation:

  1. The drag-and-drop operation is initiated by calling the DoDragDrop method within the MouseDown event handler on the source control. The method contains two parameters, namely the Object data that specifies the desired data to pass and the DragDropEffects data value that specifies a particular drag operation on a control. The method determines under which control the current mouse cursor is located. It then checks whether the valid drop target operation has been performed. In this sequence, a new DataObject object is automatically created.
  2. The GiveFeedback event is raised when a custom mouse pointer is displayed during the dragging operation. The QueryContinueDrag event is raised to determine whether the drag operation should be continued or aborted.
  3. The drop-and-drop operation is allowed when the AllowDrop property is set to true in the Properties window at design time. The property can be set to true programmatically in the Form_Load event of a Windows form.
  4. The DragEnter event for a target control is raised when the mouse cursor is first dragged over the control. The DragOver event takes place when a mouse pointer stays over the bounds of a control.
  5. Finally, the DragDrop event is raised when the mouse button is released over a valid target control. In the Windows form, the event handler extracts the appropriate data from the DataObject object. Data is then displayed in the target control.

DragDropEffects Enumeration Values

The DragDropEffects enumeration identifies the effects of a drag-and-drop operation in a Windows Forms application. It contains the FlagsAttribute attribute that enables a user to perform a bitwise combination of its member values. It is used by the DragEventArgs, GiveFeedbackEventArgs, and Control classes. The following are the member values that can exist in this enumeration:

Member Values Description
All During a drag-and-drop operation data is copied, dragged, and removed from the source control. The data is then scrolled and dropped onto the target control.
Copy During a drag operation, data is copied to the target control.
Link During the operation, data from the source control is linked to the target control.
Move During the operation, data is moved from the source control to the target control.
None During a drag-and-drop operation, the target control does not accept the data from the source control.
Scroll During a drag-and-drop operation, the scrolling operation is initiated or is currently being performed.

Implementing Drag-and-Drop Operations between Applications

Generally, a drag-and-drop operation is performed within a single Windows Forms application. This operation can also be implemented between two applications. The following conditions should be fulfilled in order to enable a drag-and-drop operation between applications:

  • A target control should allow one of the drag effects being specified when the DoDragDrop method is called.
  • A target control should accept data in the same format that was set when the DoDragDrop method is called.

Implementing Drag-and-Drop Operations by using a TreeView Control

The implementation of a drag-and-drop operation in a TreeView control is slightly different from other controls. When a drag operation is initiated on a TreeView node, the ItemDrag event is raised. The event passes an instance of ItemDragEventArgs to a method that handles this event. The ItemDragEventArgs object contains a reference that is copied to the DataObject object in the DoDragDrop method.

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Q. What is the 70-552 exam?

A. Microsoft’s 70-552 exam is designed to test your knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 fundamentals, which includes developing applications, implementing service processes, application domains, embedding configuration, diagnostic, management, and installation features into a .NET Framework application. The 70-552 exam tests your knowledge and measures your ability to have in-depth skills and knowledge of Windows Forms technology and have expertise in data access in Microsoft Windows applications. The 70-552 exam also measures your skills that include developing and designing Web applications, designing and developing a user interface, designing and developing a component, designing and developing an application framework, deploying and supporting an application, and testing and stabilizing an application.

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Microsoft’s 70-642 test is designed to measure your ability to accomplish the technical tasks of configuring and maintaining Windows 2008 network infrastructure. This exam is meant for IT professionals who are working or want to work in a typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large organizations. Before taking the test 70-642, you should practice the following:

  • Install Windows Server 2008 on two networked computers. During installation, through Setup, create a partition on the hard disks on which you should install Windows Server 2008 as a stand-alone server in a workgroup.
  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing.
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