Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications

Computer certification programs are setting the standards for the information technology (IT) industry worldwide. Although most careers in the IT and communications fields are lucrative and lead to rapid advancement, you can move ahead even more rapidly if you have been certified. In fact, you often can earn a salary increase of 20% or more once you become certified. Nowadays, having a degree in computer science just isn't enough. Companies are demanding that their IT professionals be certified as a way to measure their skills as well as to guarantee that they can perform their jobs successfully. In short, certification will help a computer professional get a good job and stay competitive in what is now a highly demanding IT environment.

This training would be beneficial for individuals looking for IT job positions such as: Programmer, Game Programmer, Microsoft Visual Basic Programmer, Microsoft C# Programmer, Senior .NET Developer or a Director of Programming.

Developers who earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certification have demonstrated breadth and depth of skills and knowledge of Windows Forms technology, in addition to expertise in data access in Microsoft Windows applications. Technology Specialists typically pursue careers as Web developers, Windows developers, or enterprise software developers. They may also be developers and system administrators who do not work with the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 daily but who want to show their breadth of technology experience.

Exam 70-536 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Application Development Foundation

This course provides students with the knowledge to:

  • Use types, collections, generics, and regular expressions to manage data
  • Develop services, application domains, and multithreaded applications
  • Implement code access and role-based security, and data encryption
  • Work with serialization and reflection techniques
  • Develop instrument applications with logging and tracing
  • Interact with legacy code using COM Interop and PInvoke

Exam 70-526 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Windows-Based Client Development

This course provides students with the knowledge to:

  • Configure Windows Forms and manage layout of the user interface
  • Create lists, buttons, tool strips, and menus
  • Set up and manage connections to databases
  • Implement data-bound controls to display information to users
  • Read, validate, and write XML
  • Enhance usability, accessibility, and user assistance
  • Use ClickOnce to configure installation and deployment

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