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Differences between the 70-562 and 70-515 Training Kits

Hi, Tony.
I have a copy of your 70-562 Self Pace Training Kit book.
What are the differences between 70-515 and 70-562 Self Pace Training kits books?

Heya, Russell.

The 70-515 Training Kit was based on the 70-562 manuscript, so you’ll recognize quite a bit of it. If you’ve already worked through the 70-562 TK, I’d tell you to skip 70-515 and spend a week working with jQuery, LINQ to Entities, Dynamic Data Projects, and every aspect of MVC.

If you haven’t yet read through 70-562, scrap it and use the 70-515 book instead. In addition to adding the topics I just mentioned, Mike and I added quite a bit of content to the previous topics and fixed lots of little nit-picky mistakes that always work themselves into a big complex book like this. Not that there were big problems with the 70-562 Training Kit; it got good reviews. We found minor errors like C# classes with the wrong capitalization, etc–stuff that managed to slip past our reviewers.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Tony

Configure Windows Server 2008 R2 as a RADIUS Server

You can configure Windows Server 2008 R2 to authenticate users connecting to a wireless network using WPA-EAP or WPA2-EAP (also known as WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise) authentication. This video, created for the second edition of the Microsoft Press 70-642 Training Kit, shows you exactly how to do that.

Watch in 720p, full-screen.

Free Training for the 70-515, 70-511 Microsoft Certification Exams

I just posted three groups of tutorials for the 70-515 and 70-511 Microsoft Certification Exams, including dozens of how-to videos, thousands of lines of source code, and three detailed  hands-on practice labs for Visual Studio 2010.

These tutorials cover .NET Framework fundamentals such as creating classes, using types and events, regular expressions, reading and writing files, and using collections. I designed these tutorials to give people the prerequisites they need to take the 70-515 and 70-511 Microsoft Certification exams. Everything is available in both C# and Visual Basic.NET.

If you find them useful and you want more, drop me a note. I’m happy to create more content if people like it.

Question about 70-515 Training Kit

I got this question from a reader:

I am studying for exam 70-515 using your excellent book and training kit. I just found what appears to be an error or maybe I didnt understand the wording used at page 87 where it says:
“ASP.NET calls the method you specify when it determines whether to use the cached version of the page. Depending on how you set the HttpValidationStatus in your handler, ASP.NET will use a cached page or a new, dynamically generated version.”
My question is, if asp.net already determined whether to use the cached  version of the page or not then what good is to set the HttpValidationStatus in your handler?

My response (after the jump):

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.NET Development: How to Browse Files, Folders, and Directories

These two videos show you how to work with the file system in Visual Basic .NET, C#, and Visual Studio 2010. This video shows you how to browse drives, folders, and files in a Windows Forms application (though it would work exactly the same in an ASP.NET Web application). This video can help you prepare for the 70-536, 70-515, and 70-511 MCTS or MCPD exams. A C# version of this video is also available.

First, the Visual Basic .NET version:

Now, the C# version:

How to Work With Null Values in C# and Visual Basic .NET

Here are Visual Studio 2010 videos I put together as part of a training course to pass the the 70-536, 70-515, or 70-511 MCTS or MCPD exams. Be sure to watch them in HD.

First, the Visual Basic version:

Next, the C# version:

How to Raise and Respond to Custom Events in .NET

Here are videos I put together as part of a training course to pass the the 70-536, 70-515, or 70-511 MCTS or MCPD exams. Be sure to watch them in HD. First, the Visual Basic version:

Next, the C# Version: