Microsoft's 70-513

MCTS/MCPD - VB .NET Framework 4, Windows Communication Foundation Development

The Microsoft 70-513-VB certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills for developing applications using Windows Communication Foundation and the .NET Framework 4. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 70-513 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment • 179 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 112 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated



The MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 70-513-VB. The exam 70-513-VB counts as credit towards MCPD: Windows Developer 4 and MCPD: Web Developer 4.

The exam is targeted at developers who work in the environment that uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 to build distributed applications.The questions will be presented at VB language. The exam covers the various Web and Windows client applications service-oriented applications (SOA) using WCF and more.

Skills Measured

  • Creating Services
  • Securing Services
  • Hosting and Configuring Services
  • Consuming Services
  • Managing the Service Instance Life Cycle
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Distributed Systems

70-513 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there are no minimum or maximum restrictions placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 3 weeks and you should have familiar with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)–based applications and have some work related experience.

Authored by Industry Experts

uCertify uses content from the finest publishers and only the IT industry's finest instructors. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can study at your own pace. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefits of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards

uCertify's exercises, quizzes and flashcards prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes, flashcards and exercises after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course.

Practice Test Sets

uCertify courses also include full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Exam Simulators

Online labs to supplement your training. uCertify labs are an inexpensive & safe way to explore and learn. uCertify labs are versatile - labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training.

State of the Art Educator Tools

uCertify knows the importance of instructors and provide tools to help them do their job effectively. Instructors are able to clone and customize course, do ability grouping, create sections, design grade scale and grade formula, create and schedule assignments. Educators can also move a student from self-paced to mentor-guided to instructor-led mode in three clicks.

Award Winning Learning Platform (LMS)

uCertify has developed an award winning, highly interactive yet simple to use platform. uCertify understands that it is critical to help student focus on learning the subject and not learning the LMS. uCertify helps student retain and recall the knowledge by teaching students using interactive exercises. Features such as actionable analytics and study planner help in keeping students focused.


70-513 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Creating Services (20%)
    • Create service and operation contracts.
    • Create data contracts
    • Create message contracts
    • Implement generic message handling
    • Implement RESTful services.
    • Create and configure a Routing service.
    • Create and configure a Discovery service.
  • Lesson 2: Hosting and Configuring Services (18%)
    • Create and configure endpoints.
    • Configure Behaviors.
    • Implement self hosting.
    • Implement Web server hosting.
  • Lesson 3: Consuming Services
    • Create a service proxy.
    • Configure client endpoints.
    • Invoke a service.
    • Consume RESTful services.
    • Implement service Discovery.
  • Lesson 4: Securing Services (17%)
    • Configure secure Bindings.
    • Configure message security.
    • Implement Authentication.
    • Implement Authorization.
    • Implement Impersonation.
    • Implement security auditing.
  • Lesson 5: Managing Service Instance Life Cycle (13%)
    • Manage service instances.
    • Manage sessions.
    • Implement transactions.
    • Manage concurrency.
    • Manage consistency between instances, sessions, transactions, and concurrency.
  • Lesson 6: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Distributed Systems (14%)
    • Configure message logging.
    • Configure diagnostics.
    • Debug client-service interactions.

Career Prospects

A MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Software Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Windows Developer
  • Enterprise Developer


70-513 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 70-513 exams?
If you pass Microsoft's 70-513 exam you will get credit towards the following certifications:
What is the exam registration fee?

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 in India and China is US$80.

Where do I take the exam?
The Microsoft 70-513-VB exam is administered by Prometric at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of linear, performance based and multiple choice questions
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate have should have at least one year of experience developing Windows- Communication Foundation (WCF)–based applications, including at least six months of experience with .NET Framework 4.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 50 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • Retake vouchers can only be used to retake the same exam that was failed.
  • All vouchers must be used prior to their expiration dates, without exception.
  • Retake vouchers must be used within 30 days of the initial failed exam.
  • There is no waiting period for retaking a failed MCTS exam.
What is the validity of the certification?
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click [here])( for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 70-513-VB exam, click here.

At a Glance

70-513 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 6
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 3
Total Questions 30 179
Interactive Quizzes 15 112
Final Test No Yes

Copyright © 2014 uCertify / All rights reserved.