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Test Questions for 70-519 – Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

So last week I passed the Microsoft test 70-519 and thought I would share a sample of the test questions with you. It’s quite daunting the range of skills the test pulls from. I have been a software developer for over twelve years and this test seems to have found a way to span almost my entire arsenal of skills. Or at least my Microsoft skills. Here are some of the skills measured:

– ASP.NET (both Web Forms and MVC)
– C#
– Ajax
– jQuery
– Windows Communications Foundation (WCF)
– ADO.NET
– ASP.NET Web Services
– LINQ and Entity Framework
– IIS
– Unit Testing, debugging and deployment
– Application state, session state, and request state (for example, ViewState, ControlState, Cache object, cookies, and client-side persistence)
– Globalization – designing to support local, regional, language, or cultural preferences

There’s probably more that I’m forgetting. Bottom line is wow, it’s a good thing that I have played with [most] of this stuff at one time or another because you aren’t just going to get lucky when it comes to passing this test.

Some questions include:

You need to recommend appropriate technologies for designing Web forms for entry and retrieval of news items.
Which technologies should you recommend? (Each correct answer presents a complete solution. Choose two.)

A. ASMX and SOAP
B. WCF Data Services and jQuery
C. ASP.NET MVC 2 and Microsoft AJAX
D. Entity Framework and Microsoft Silverlight

Answer: B and C

You are designing an ASP.NET MVC 2 Web application. You have the following requirements:
“Type safety must be validated at compile time.”
“Code must not require explicit run-time type casting.”
You need to pass data between the controllers and the views within the Web application. Which approach should you recommend?

A. Use the View Data Dictionary class
B. Use the Temp Data Dictionary class
C. Use strongly typed view model classes
D. Use dynamic object view model classes

Answer: C

You are designing a deployment process for a new ASP.NET Web application.
The company requires the application to be compiled to a single DLL for deployment.
You need to design a deployment process that meets the requirement.
Which approach should you recommend?

A. Use MSDeploy
B. Use the Web Deployment tool
C. Use a Web Deployment project
D. Use the ASP.NET Compilation tool

Answer: C

You are designing an ASP.NET MVC 2 application.
You need to centralize the logic for handling and logging unhandled exceptions.
Which approach should you recommend?

A. Use try and catch on every method
B. Override the One Exception method of each controller
C. Decorate all controllers with a custom Handle Error attribute
D. Decorate all controllers with the default Handle Error attribute

Answer: C

You need to design a solution for incorporating NTFS permissions in the Web application.
Which two approaches should you recommend? (Each correct answer presents part of the solution. Choose two.)

A. Grant the Network Service account only Read permission to the root directory
B. Grant Read permission and Write permission to the root directory
C. Grant the Network Service account Full Control permission to the Upload folder
D. Grant the Network Service account Read permission and Write permission to the Upload folder

Answer: A and D

You need to design a solution for capturing an exception. Which approach should you recommend?

A. Use a Page_Error method
B. Use a HandleError attribute
C. Use a CustomErrors element
D. Use an Application_Error method

Answer: B

Good luck to all, you’re gonna need it…

Oh, The Irony…

Monday, January 26th, 2009

So this morning I thought I would take a look at some of the videos that showcase Windows 7. Maybe get excited about some of the new features, get my hopes up, why not? I went to their website but CAN’T view the videos!

First I get the, “Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page.” bar, which is not a problem in and of itself. I realize I need to get the Silverlight plugin. So I try to do so and get this error message.


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I’m not going to switch browsers in order to view videos people…

Oh Microsoft, why do you do this to yourself? I can’t keep defending you forever…

Vista Anyone?

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

vista adoption

Anyone using Vista yet?

I haven’t felt a need to take the plunge yet, have you? Sure the Aero interface looks pretty, but that’s not enough to make me switch. I hear that setting up a home network is much improved in Vista, but right now my home network is working perfectly. Security is another thing that’s supposed to be improved with the new OS, but with ZoneAlarm Firewall and AVG anti-virus, I have yet to have a problem with security.

So the only real reason, as I see it, right now to make the switch is if you are a gamer. Windows XP is not capable of DirectX 10 like Vista’s is. If you are a gamer, and I am, then this is almost reason enough to make the switch, but there’s one problem – my Video cards. Two Geforce 7800GTX running in SLI mode are not DirectX10 capable. So once again, no reason to make the switch – yet.

Who’s made the leap to Vista and what’s your thoughts?

Microsoft Tafiti

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

tafiti

Microsoft’s new Silverlight platform search engine, Tafiti, is visually interesting and fun to play with.

When you enter a search and click Go the service swirls into action: The search box slides to the top left, and five icons spin into view below it for searching the Web, news sites, images, books, or RSS feeds.

Tafiti sports an animated interface developed by Microsoft’s Silverlight platform – a technology that Microsoft would like to see challenge Adobe’s Flash player.

Instead of sponsored links on the right side of the results, there are five empty shelves. Drag your results onto a shelf to save them in “stacks”; then log in to a Windows Live, MSN, or Hotmail account to see your saved searches the next time you open your browser. You can give your stacks names, send a stack to someone via e-mail, or post it to your Windows Live Space blog.

Play with Tafiti and see what you think…

Top Searches of 2006

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Google – Top Searches in 2006

  1. Bebo
  2. Myspace
  3. World cup
  4. Metacafe
  5. Radioblog
  6. Wikipedia
  7. Video
  8. Rebelde
  9. Mininova
  10. Wiki

Yahoo – Top Searches in 2006

  1. Britney Spears
  2. WWE
  3. Shakira
  4. Jessica Simpson
  5. Paris Hilton
  6. American Idol
  7. Beyonce Knowles
  8. Chris Brown
  9. Pamela Anderson
  10. Lindsay Lohan

MSN – Top Searches in 2006

  1. Ronaldinho
  2. Shakira
  3. Paris Hilton
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Harry Potter
  6. Eminem
  7. Pamela Anderson
  8. Hilary Duff
  9. Rebelde
  10. Angelina Jolie

Anyone else find Google’s top 10 searches for 2006 a little strange; or at least different as compared with Yahoo and MSN?

Yahoo and MSN both have Pamela Anderson, Britney Spears, and Paris Hilton in their top 10 searches. Google doesn’t have any of these ladies?!

Can we say that Googles users are a little more highbrow than that of Yahoo and MSN?

And hats off to Pam Anderson. Did she do anything in 2006? Yet, still in the top 10!!

Birds Eye View with Virtual Earth

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Microsoft’s Virtual Earth now offers a birds eye view when viewing locations. You can still drag the map and zoom in, but also notice you can click on north, south, east or west to pivot your view, very cool.

Here are a few shots around Denver (too bad they are all in the Winter):
Mile High Stadium
Coors Field
Capital Building
Denver Zoo
World Trade Center buildings Denver
City and County Building

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