Q: What are the prerequisites for taking the exam 70-526 (Visual Basic)?
A: Before taking the exam, you should have at least one year of experience in developing Windows-based applications by using the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0. You should also have a working knowledge of Visual Studio 2005.
Q: Which programming languages can you choose for this exam?
A: You can choose the Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 programming language for this exam. Other programming languages are Microsoft Visual C# 2005 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2005.
Q: What credit does it provide?
A: After passing the exam, you will achieve the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status. You will also become the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): .NET 2.0 Windows Applications certification along with the 70-536 exam.
Q: Which certification does it cover?
A: The exam is a core requirement for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): .NET 2.0 Windows Applications certification. The exam is also an elective exam for the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Certification exam.
Q: How many questions are asked in the exam?
A:You will be required to attempt approximately 45 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 of the exam?
A: The passing score of the exam is 700 out of 1000 score marks.
Q: Which type of the exam is it?
A: You will be required to test on the type of questions that 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: What are the areas on which the exam is focused?
A: The areas on which the exam is focused are totally objective-based. This exam focuses on the areas in which candidates are able to develop and implement Windows-based applications with the .NET Framework 2.0. The exam measures an ability to have in-depth skills and knowledge of Windows Forms technology and have expertise in data access in Microsoft Windows applications.
Q: Where to 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 is the exam fee?
A: The exam fee is US $125.
Q: What is the job prospective for the exam?
A: After qualifying the exam, it prepares you with various job roles that include Web Developers, Windows Developers, or Enterprise Software Developers. It also prepares you to become System Administrator.