Rants, rambles, news and notes from another geek


Yesterday afternoon I took Microsoft Cert test 70-320 “Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework”. Passed with flying colors. It was a different test than I expected, but I had been given some warning by a coworker. From the title, you would expect 50% Web Services and 50% Enterprise Services.

Those two things are certainly covered on the test, but the are joined by a large amount of .NET Remoting and SQL Server. All of the tests I’ve taken so far in the MCSD.NET├é track have had fair amounts of database stuff, but this one had a lot more than I expected.

So if you are thinking about taking this test, I would suggest you spend some time reviewing Code Clinic’s Review Guide. It is basically a big collection of MSDN links for the related sections. Another excellent resource is MCSE Braindumps, but that is more of a “memorize it and hope” resource instead of a “learn it and know it” resource.