Monday, October 5, 2009

MCTS Exam 70-561 Prep

I’m reading the Self-Paced Training Kit for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – ADO.NET Application Development…

…and loving it.

At first, I wasn’t because the first four chapters were boring, but now I’m reading about interesting stuff:

  1. Creating Database Connections
  2. Selecting and Querying Data
  3. DataSets (including Strongly-Typed DataSets)
  4. Updating Data
  5. Synchronizing Data (including the Microsoft Sync Framework)
  6. Introducing LINQ
  7. XML
  8. LINQ to SQL
  9. Using the Entity Framework
  10. ADO.NET Data Services


  1. I received this book from Amazon the other day James - plan to work through it and sit the exam toward Christmas. Will be intersted to hear further news as to how you get on! Bernard.

  2. In the end, I loved it. A really good fleshing out of various technologies I had only previously skimmed over.