Everything you want to know about 70-529 VB.NET exam

Q. What is .NET 2.0 70-529-VB exam?

A. The Microsoft 70-529-VB exam measures your knowledge and skills in developing and implementing distributed applications by using ASP.NET, and the Microsoft .NET Framework with VB. The exam measures your knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and the new features of ASP.NET 2.0. You have to take this exam along with 70-536 VB.NET, to ahcieve the MCTS: .NET 2.0 distributed Applications credential.

Q. What are the prerequisite for the 70-529-VB exam?

A. There is no prerequisite for the 70-529-VB exam. However, you must be well experienced with the VB language before you take the test. Even if you are new to the .NET field, you can still pass the test with self-study. This will require a lot of dedication and practice.

Q. What are the skills being measured in the 70-529-VB exam?

A. Please visit the Microsft Website to know the skills required for 70-529-VB exam.

Q. How can you register for 70-529-VB exam?

A. After you purchase your 70-529-VB exam voucher, you can contact an authorized prometric center to schedule your exam date, time, and location. Microsoft certifications can be taken only in authorized Prometric Centers in the country where the exam voucher is purchased. You can book the exam within one year from the date of purchase of vouchers. The exam date may depend on your choice (and availability of slot) in your selected test center.

Q. What is the price of MCTS: NET 2.0 70-529-VB exam?

A. The Net Price of MCTS: NET 2.0 70-529-VB exam is 125.00 USD.

Note: Net price does not include applicable taxes, vouchers, promotions or membership discounts.

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

A. Please visit the following Prometric Website to schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm an exam:

Schedule, Reschedule, Cancel, or Confirm Exam

Q. How to locate a testing center?

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

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

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

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Q. What credit does the 70-529-VB exam provide?

A. When you pass Exam 70-529: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, you earn credit toward the following certification:

Q. What are other important factors that you should consider while taking the test?

A. On the day of the exam, you need to reach the examination center at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time. When you contact the Prometric Center in-charge, he will take you to a room with a computer that you will use for the exam. He will also provide you with a pen-paper/white board-marker for rough work. He will guide you through the instructions before you take the exam. Once you are ready, you can ask him to start the exam.

You are not allowed to take anything with you in the test center, not even your water bottle or any food. You need to carry two identity proofs, of which, at least one should have a photo attached.

There will be an online survey in the beginning of the exam, which will ask some general questions such as rate you on the level of expertise. This will not make any difference in your score. Neither the time counts from the survey in your actual exam. Now, the final exam starts.

Once you complete the exam, you can ask the center in-charge for the result.

The center in-charge will give a printed report of you score. The sheet will tell you whether you passed and the marks in various areas(a graph will indicate your score in different divisions).

Q. Is .NET 2.0 70-529-VB exam right for you?

A. The exam is appropriate for you if you are working or want to work in a typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large organizations that use Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer or Visual Studio 2005.

Q. What to expect in .NET 2.0 70-529-VB exam?

A. This test consists of following types of questions:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Hot Spot
  • Drag and Drop
  • Choose and Reorder
  • Tree view

The test can be adaptive and simulation questions might be asked. There are no Case study type questions.

Q. How many questions are asked in the exam?

A. You will be required to attempt approximately 55 questions in 90 minutes. To pass the 70-529-VB, you need a score of 700.

Q. What is the exam retake policy?

A. If you fail in the 70-529-VB exam, you will have to purchase a new exam voucher to retake the exam. You will have to wait for at least 2 weeks before you can retake the exam.

Q. Why should you 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 salary and bonus increases 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 been 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.