Get Ready for the ASP.NET 3.5 MCTS Exam

This exam will also be releasing in beta form shortly.  Again, watch your MCP Flash for the invitation.

This is the new MCTS exam for ASP.NET developers who want to be certified on developing ASP.NET applications using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework 3.5.  The content posted here will be a part of the public preparation guide that will soon be public on the Microsoft web site.

We have posted it here to give you a head start on preparing for this exam.

NOTE: Prep guide is now available for this exam, http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-562.mspx

Credit toward certification

When you pass Exam 70-562: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 , ASP.NET Application Development, you earn credit towards the following certification:

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: .NET Framework 3.5 , ASP.NET Applications

Skills measured by Exam 70-562

Configuring and Deploying Web Applications (10 percent)

Configure providers.

Configure authentication, authorization, and impersonation.

Configure projects, solutions, and reference assemblies.

Configure session state by using Microsoft SQL Server™, State Server, or InProc.

Publish Web applications.

Configure Application Pools.

Compile an application by using Visual Studio or command-line tools.

Consuming and Creating Server Controls (20 percent)

Implement databound controls.

Load user controls dynamically.

Create and consume custom controls.

Implement client-side validation and server-side validation.

Consume standard controls.

Working with Data and Services (17 percent)

Read and write XML data.

Manipulate data by using DataSet and DataReader objects.

Call a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service or a Web service from an ASP.NET Web page.

Implement a DataSource control.

Bind controls to data by using data binding syntax.

Troubleshooting and Debugging Web Applications (16 percent)

Configure debugging and custom errors.

Set up an environment to perform remote debugging.

Debug unhandled exceptions when using ASP.NET AJAX.

Implement tracing of a Web application.

Debug deployment issues.

Monitor Web applications.

Working with ASP.NET AJAX and Client-Side Scripting (15 percent)

Implement Web Forms by using ASP.NET AJAX.

Interact with the ASP.NET AJAX client-side library.

Consume services from client scripts.

Create and register client script.

Targeting Mobile Devices (5 percent)

Access device capabilities.

Control device-specific rendering.

Add mobile Web controls to a Web page.

Implement control adapters.

Programming Web Applications (17 percent)

Customize the layout and appearance of a Web page.

Work with ASP.NET Intrinsic Objects.

Implement globalization and accessibility.

Implement business objects and utility classes.

Implement session state, view state, control state, cookies, cache, or application state.

Handle events and control page flow.

Implement the Generic Handler.

Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and/or simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.