Earning a Microsoft certification acknowledges your expertise in working with Microsoft products and technologies and sets you apart from the crowd as a development professional. Microsoft certification demonstrates that you have the ability to successfully implement Microsoft business solutions for your organization or client.

This article will provide a basic understanding of the scope of the certification and will also give details about the certification along with the useful resources to get started.


With .NET, Microsoft is also espousing a vision, this time about how the Internet can make businesses more efficient and deliver services to consumers. The present enterprise setup’s need to have n-tier architecture with diverse platforms and object models communicating with each other. The present applications are to be created such that those applications have to run in any platform (like Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix etc.) and which consist of components written in many programming languages and object models.

The framework’s Base Class Library provides a large range of features including user interface, data and data access, database connectivity, cryptography, web application development, numeric algorithms, and network communications. The class library is used by programmers, who combine it with their own code to produce applications. Many language vendors have tried to upgrade their languages, but there is a frontier to which they have been victorious since they have to maintain backward competence and face many additional problems too. To resolve the problem of the existing programmers Microsoft has come with a very promising solution “The .NET Platform”.

.NET provides a number of benefits that will make developers further productive, trim down the number of bugs, alacrity application development, and simplify deployment. IT managers are understandably cautious, since .NET is a new technology that requires a moderately sharp learning curve. For most organizations, however, the benefits will far overshadow the negatives; and with .NET, you’ll see great productivity gains for future development projects.

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Creating a WPF application

    • Windows and navigation applications are installed on a desktop computer. These applications can also run under the full trust environment and have full access to the resources of the computer being used.
    • A XAML browser application runs in Windows Internet Explorer. It runs under a limited set of permissions allowed by the Internet security zone. It can access isolated storage available in the zone. It cannot use a desktop computer’s resources such as the file system, databases, and the Windows registry.
    • A WPF standalone application is installed on a client computer. Hence, it does not require a Web browser. It behaves like a Windows Form application and presents a non-navigational interface to a user. It can also be used by offline users.
    • The WPF technology supports three basic types of applications, namely Windows applications, navigation applications, and XAML browser applications.
    • A WPF application supports Web-style navigation capabilities using Web pages and hyperlinks.
    • The event route for a particular event (for example, the Click event) can travel from the source element, which bubbles upwards through the element tree of its parent element until it reaches the element tree root (can be a page or a window).
    • The Click event is raised when the Button control is clicked.
    • The private void OnChildElementMouseDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e) {} code segment in the scenario will simply execute the mouse event and the bubbling or tunneling routing process will continue. If you have written e.Handled = true; inside the code statement, the bubbling or tunneling routing process would have been stopped and has marked the event as handled in the event handler.

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uCertify’s mission is to provide the fastest, easiest, and most effective methods and tools to help certification aspirants assess their knowledge and exam preparedness before taking the exams. With this in mind, uCertify, a trustworthy certification solution provider, has come up with the latest and most innovative study material for the 70-504-VB exam.

uCertify’s PrepKit for exam 70-504-VB covers all the exam objectives for the MCTS certification exam. A panel of highly qualified and experienced researchers and certified professionals has developed this practice test based on the latest exam pattern. To get a glimpse of the 70-504-VB PrepKit, you can download its free demo version (which contains 15 free practice questions) from:

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uCertify, (May 22, 2009) In its commitment to serve the customers with quality products through constant research and development and provide them with the latest in IT certification tools, uCertify is proud to announce the launch of its exam simulation PrepKit for the 70-632 TS: Microsoft Project 2007 certification exam.

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Darril Gibson has over 10 years of experience in the IT field and holds more than 15 current IT certifications. He’s an active Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT since 1999), an MCSE in NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows 2003, and holds certifications on SQL Server versions 7.0, 2000, 2005 and 2008. He holds MCTS and MCITP certifications in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008.

Darril is co-author and contributor for following PrepKits:
70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure

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uCertify, (May 12, 2009) Have you ever spent your nights searching the Internet for .NET study guides and simulation questions? Just imagine if you could get what you were looking for in a single click that would help you become certified effortlessly. uCertify, a trusted name in IT certification exams preparation and training solutions, has recently launched its new PrepKit for Exam 70-504: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Workflow Foundation Application Development. The Windows Workflow Foundation certification is essential for every developer who works with multiple applications and services.

You can download the PrepKit from the following link:


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Bonnie Biafore has always been a zealous planner, whether setting up software demos, cooking gourmet meals, or scheduling a vacation to test the waters of spontaneity. Ironically, fate, not planning, turned this obsession into a career as a project manager. When she isn’t managing projects for clients, Bonnie writes about project management, small business accounting, personal finance, investing, and technology. She’s also branching out into other “dry” topics with articles about wine and gourmet food.


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Chuck Easttom is the author of 10 computer science books and has been a subject matter expert for CompTiA working on their Linux+, Security+, CTT+, and Server+ certification exams. Mr. Easttom has 15+ years of IT experience, holds a plethora of industry certifications, and currently is an independent consultant and an adjunct computer science instructor.

Chuck is co-author and contributor for the following uCertify Prepkit
70-502 C# :MCTS: C# .NET 3.5 Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development
70-502 VB.NET :MCTS: VB .NET 3.5 Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development
70-503 C#: MCTS: C#.NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation Application
70-503 VB.NET : MCTS: VB.NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation Application
70-504 C#: MCTS: C#.NET 3.5 – Windows Workflow Foundation Application Development
70-504 VB.NET: MCTS: VB.NET 3.5 – Windows Workflow Foundation Application Development
SY0-201 : Security+ 2009
220-701 : A+ Essential 2009
220-702 : A+ Practical Application 2009

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Microsoft’s MCTS: Windows Vista, Configuration (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista, Configuration) certification is the latest certification on the Windows Vista technology offered by Microsoft. The MCTS: Windows Vista, Configuration certification has been designed for professionals who have a thorough knowledge in installing, managing, and configuring Windows Vista. The skills that are required also include configuration of the new features in Windows Vista such as security, network and applications.

What are the job roles for MCTS: Windows Vista, Configuration certified professionals?

The job roles for MCTS: Windows Vista, Configuration certified professionals typically include system administrators, network administrators, or technical support specialists.

What are the benefits of attaining the MCTS: Windows Vista, Configuration certification?
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Q. What is the 70-502 VB.NET exam?

A. The Microsoft 70-502 VB.NET exam measures your knowledge and skills in developing and implementing Windows-based applications by using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. This exam measures your knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. You have to take this exam along with 70-536 VB.NET. NET in order to achieve the MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Presentation Foundation Applications certification.

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