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MCTS Studying taking longer than I thought

I’ve been working my way through the MCTS 70-536 study guide since I picked it up back in July. It has been pretty slow progress so far, currently I am in the early stages of chapter 4. I definitely haven’t had a chance to spend as much time on it as I originally thought I would.

Overall the training kit is pretty good, I’ve learned about some interesting and useful features of the .Net Framework, specifically the cryptography, compression and isolated storage sections. I do like how the book is layed out, with nice short lessons that you could read through in 15-20 minutes followed by a lab or two and some review questions. At the end of each chapter you are given a series of schenarios where you can apply the concepts from the preceeding chapter, although sometimes they are worded in a way that you don’t really know what they’re asking, kind of like real world development I suppose…

Already I’ve learned some things that I would like to put to use with the PHP Time Tracker client program so I can’t complain. Now that the summer is behind us I’m hoping that I’ll be able to spend some more time on getting through this stuff and writing some exams.

We’ll see how that goes…