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Now available! Microsoft Exam 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 6, 2010

Exam 70-516 is now available in Prometric testing centers. This is a Technical Specialist exam designed to assess candidates’ knowledge and skills on accessing data sources using ADO.NET and the .NET Framework.

Candidates for this exam use Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and ADO.NET 4 to develop the data access layer of an application.  Candidates should have a minimum of two to three years of experience developing application components that interact with a variety of data sources.  In addition, candidates should have a thorough understanding of relational database concepts and should have a minimum of one to two years of experience using a relational database management system. 

This exam covers the following topics:

  • Modeling Data
  • Managing Connections and Context
  • Querying Data
  • Manipulating Data
  • Developing and Deploying Reliable Applications

For a more detailed list of the skills measured on this exam, check out the prep guide. To schedule your exam, visit Prometric’s Web site.


3 Responses to “Now available! Microsoft Exam 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4”

  1. Rakesh Vasu said

    Hi Rubel,
    This exam sounds pretty interesting to me. When can we expect the MCTS book?


    • Rubel Khan said

      70-511: Windows Apps – February
      70-513: WCF – not planned
      70-515: Web Apps – November
      70-516: Data – February

      Thank you and hope this is helpful.

      • Rakesh Vasu said

        Thanks for the Info.

        I am interested in 70-516 Data Access. Since the book is going to be released in february, can you please suggest me some good textbooks I can start off in the mean while?


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