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MCSD and VS.NET Testing Question

Excuse the crosspost, but this thread gets much more traffic than the mcsd
one does.

Should I expect to see questions pertaining to using the VS.NET IDE, and
IDE-specific filetypes, on the exam? Or can I safely develop in a non-MS IDE
(such as WebMatrix or #Develop)?

The reason I ask is because the MSPress books devote quite a bit of print to
it. If I can skip it and get to the meat that would be terrific.

I would hope I could, since people who cannot afford VS.NET, or dont want to
install 1 GB worth of a 60 day trial application on their machine, would be
left out.

Can anyone clear this up?
Jul 21 '05 #1
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using dotnet framwork and compile your code at command line

Tony
"Elliot Rodriguez" <el**************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:un**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Excuse the crosspost, but this thread gets much more traffic than the mcsd
one does.

Should I expect to see questions pertaining to using the VS.NET IDE, and
IDE-specific filetypes, on the exam? Or can I safely develop in a non-MS IDE (such as WebMatrix or #Develop)?

The reason I ask is because the MSPress books devote quite a bit of print to it. If I can skip it and get to the meat that would be terrific.

I would hope I could, since people who cannot afford VS.NET, or dont want to install 1 GB worth of a 60 day trial application on their machine, would be left out.

Can anyone clear this up?

Jul 21 '05 #2
which specific exam are referring to?? if you are talking about the SQL
Server Exam. The answer is NO.

"Elliot Rodriguez" wrote:
Excuse the crosspost, but this thread gets much more traffic than the mcsd
one does.

Should I expect to see questions pertaining to using the VS.NET IDE, and
IDE-specific filetypes, on the exam? Or can I safely develop in a non-MS IDE
(such as WebMatrix or #Develop)?

The reason I ask is because the MSPress books devote quite a bit of print to
it. If I can skip it and get to the meat that would be terrific.

I would hope I could, since people who cannot afford VS.NET, or dont want to
install 1 GB worth of a 60 day trial application on their machine, would be
left out.

Can anyone clear this up?

Jul 21 '05 #3
Elliot Rodriguez wrote:
The reason I ask is because the MSPress books devote quite a bit of print to
it. If I can skip it and get to the meat that would be terrific.

The exams are called "Developing and Implementing Web Applications with
Microsoft Visual C#™ .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET" and similar,
and Visual Studio .NET is part of the curriculum for the exams. You can
prepare for the exam by using a different tool to learn framework, but
you should also study Visual Studio .NET.

Anders Norås
http://dotnetjunkies.com/weblog/anoras/
Jul 21 '05 #4
Anders:

Thanks for your reply. This is what I was looking for.

The exams are titled with VB.NET and C#.NET, but I (rightfully, I think)
assumed this pointed to the name of the programming languages, and NOT
Visual Studio.NET, which would clearly indicate that the IDE is part of the
exam's curriculum.

As a side note, I feel this is entirely inappropriate. Visual Studio as a
product may have an enormous dependency on .NET, but the exams should not
reflect the opposite (.NET depends on VS.NET), for this is not true. My
choice of IDE, whether manufactured by MS or not, should be entirely
irrelevant.

What matters most is whether I know the technology. For that all I need is
the .NET Framework and Notepad, if I wanted to use that.

Anyway, I digress. Thanks again.

"Anders Norås" <an**********@objectware.no> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Elliot Rodriguez wrote:
The reason I ask is because the MSPress books devote quite a bit of print to it. If I can skip it and get to the meat that would be terrific.

The exams are called "Developing and Implementing Web Applications with
Microsoft Visual C#™ .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET" and similar,
and Visual Studio .NET is part of the curriculum for the exams. You can
prepare for the exam by using a different tool to learn framework, but
you should also study Visual Studio .NET.

Anders Norås
http://dotnetjunkies.com/weblog/anoras/

Jul 21 '05 #5
Elliot Rodriguez wrote:
As a side note, I feel this is entirely inappropriate. Visual Studio as a
product may have an enormous dependency on .NET, but the exams should not
reflect the opposite (.NET depends on VS.NET), for this is not true.

I can't say that I disagree with that. And just between the two of us,
there aren't many development tool related questions on the exams. The
tools you need to learn are the command line tools such as sn.exe,
al.exe, resgen.exe and so on.

Anders Norås
http://dotnetjunkies.com/weblog/anoras/
Jul 21 '05 #6

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