Introduction to the 70-505 Exam
For those who are interested in application development, Microsoft has included a new exam in its learning catalogue and related exams by the name of 70-505Exam. It focuses on Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5, and Windows Forms Application Development. The audience profile of the exam is such that the candidates are expected to work in a team in a development environment where Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2008 is used, along with Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 for creating Windows based applications. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in building Windows applications using these technologies.

Exam 70-505 is available in a variety of languages, which include English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and even simplified Chinese. The certification towards which passing this exam gives credits is MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Applications. The exam tests the candidate’s ability to accomplish a variety of technical tasks. The skills being measured in this exam include creating a UI for a Windows Forms Application by using standard controls; integrating data in a Windows Forms Application; implementing, printing and reporting functionality in a Windows Forms Application; enhancing usability; implementing asynchronous programming techniques to improve the user experience; deploying Windows Forms Controls; and configuring and deploying applications.

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For preparation for the 70-505 Exam, Microsoft provides classroom training with a number of courses. There is also an option of Microsoft e-learning that can be taken by the candidates. Moreover, there are a variety of Microsoft Press Books that are available as preparation material for this exam. The exam is quite challenging, and candidates are expected to have thorough practical as well as theoretical knowledge of the subject. Information on the exam frequency, and changes in pattern and other things such as marking schemes are regularly updated on the Microsoft website. Candidates can check it up for latest updates.