Finally the “MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide” book authored by Johnny Tordgeman is available in the market. I was the Technical Reviewer of this book along with Evan Hutnick, who works as a Developer Evangelist at Telerik.
In short, this book will provide all that you need to know to pass the Microsoft Silverlight 4 dev exam (70-506). Find more about this book and publisher link to buy it online.
How this book will help you?
The 290 pages of “MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide” covers everything that you need to prepare for your Silverlight 4 Exam with great content and screenshots. Code of samples are available for you to download and run in your PC.
This book will help you to learn how to layout a user interface in Silverlight using concepts such as panels, content controls and navigation. This will help you to discover how to enhance your UI by manipulating visuals, animations and other important UI concepts. You can learn how to configure, deliver and deploy your Silverlight application and how to dynamically load resources upon request. It will also help you to learn how to implement the application logic, work with data to create a powerful data driven business applications; how to structure your application and interact with its host platform.
Not only this, the book also includes a comprehensive set of test questions and answers for you to test out your skills. The layout and content of the book matches that of the skills measured by the MCTS exam closely, which makes it easy to focus on your learning and maximize your study time where you need improvement. It will not only help you to prepare for the exam, but will also help you to learn more about Silverlight 4.
Packt Publishing is the publisher of this book and you can directly buy it from their site. You can also check out my other reviewed Silverlight book “Fun with Silverlight 4”. Enjoy learning XAML and Silverlight. I wish you all the best for the Silverlight examination.
About the Author
Johnny Tordgeman is a professional SharePoint, FAST, and frontend developer and trainer, who has over six years of experience in the development of web applications. Johnny serves as the CTO at E4D Solutions where he specializes in building enterprise applications based on SharePoint and Silverlight, for the telecom, financial, and government industries.
Johnny is a frequent speaker at user groups and conferences on SharePoint and client-side technologies.
About the Reviewers
Kunal Chowdhury is a Microsoft MVP (Silverlight), Telerik MVP, Codeproject MVP and Mentor. He is also a frequent speaker in various Microsoft events. Apart from being an author and passionate blogger, he is a software engineer by profession. He is very passionate about Silverlight, WP7, WPF, Windows 8 Metro UI, and LightSwitch. Kunal shares his findings at his technical blog: http://www.kunal-chowdhury.com. He has also worked as a technical reviewer for the book “Fun with Silverlight 4”.
Evan Hutnick works as a Developer Evangelist and Solutions Consultant for Telerik, empowering customers to make the most out of the XAML platforms, as well as offering best practices, mentoring, and custom development services. Evan has
previously provided a technical review for the Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook, and also hosts a brand new XAML-based site named http://xamlwatch.com/, designed to deliver fresh and interesting content covering all of the XAML platforms.