Exam Ref 70-487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services (MCSD)
Most books take a low-level approach, teaching you how to use individual classes and how to accomplish granular tasks. Like other Microsoft certification exams, this book takes a highlevel approach, building on your knowledge of lower-level Microsoft Windows application development and extending it into application design. Both the exam and the book are so high level that there is little coding involved. In fact, most of the code samples in this book illustrate higher-level concepts. The exam is written for developers who have three to five years of experience developing Web Services and at least one year of experience developing Web API and Azure solutions. Developers should also have at least three years of experience working with Relational Database Management systems and ADO.NET and at least one year of experience with the Entity Framework.
This book covers every exam objective, but it does not cover every exam question. Only the Microsoft exam team has access to the exam questions themselves, and Microsoft regularly adds new questions to the exam, making it impossible to cover specific questions. You should consider this book a supplement to your relevant real-world experience and other study materials. If you encounter a topic in this book that you do not feel completely comfortable with, use the links you’ll find in the text to find more information and take the time to research and study the topic. Valuable information is available on MSDN, TechNet, and in
blogs and forums.
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