Q. What is the 70-503 (VB) exam?
A. The Microsoft 70-503 (VB) exam measures your knowledge and skills in developing distributed applications by using technologies such as XML Web services, .NET Remoting, and Windows enterprise services. It measures your knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 to build distributed applications.
Q. What are the prerequisites for the exam?
A. There is no such prerequisite for taking the exam 70-503 (VB). However, before taking the exam, you should have at least one year of experience developing distributed applications by using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and a working knowledge of Visual Studio 2008.
Q: What programming languages are available for the exam?
A: You can choose the Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 programming language for this exam. The other programming language is Microsoft Visual C# 2008.
Q: In which speaking languages is the exam available?
A: The exam is available in English, Chinese [Simplified], French, German, Japanese, and Spanish languages.
Q: What credit does the exam provide?
A: After passing the exam, you will earn credit toward the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status. You will also earn credit toward the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation Applications, and the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Enterprise Application Developer 3.5 credentials.
Q. What certificate does this exam provide?
A. This exam is required for achieving two certifications. They include the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Communication Foundation Applications, and the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Enterprise Application Developer 3.5 certifications.
Q. How many questions are asked in the exam?
A. You will be asked to attempt approximately 55 questions.
Q. What is the duration of the exam?
A. You will be required to finish the exam in 90 minutes.
Q. What is the passing score?
A. The passing score of the exam is 700 out of 1000.
Q. Which type of exam is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. You will be tested on different types of questions, which include single and multiple choices, drag and drop, build list and reorder, and build a tree. The test can be adaptive and provides simulation questions, but there are no case study type questions.
Q. Where can I take the exam?
A. You can register with a Prometric testing center. You can also register for the exam online at your local test center or a regional contact center.
Q. What are the areas on which the exam is focused?
A. The exam is totally objective-based. This exam focuses on the areas in which candidates are able to develop distributed applications by using technologies such as XML Web services, .NET Remoting, and Windows enterprise services using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
Q. What is the exam fee?
A. The exam fee is US $125.
Q. What are the job prospects after passing this exam?
A. Qualifying the exam enhances your ability to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. It prepares you with various real-world job roles that include Windows Developer, ASP.NET Developer, and Enterprise Application Developer.