Passed exam 70-599!
Published on Friday, July 15, 2011 6:09:00 AM UTC in Programming
*Edit (2011-07-31): *Woops, I just realized that I accidentally forget to make this post public. The original upload date was July 15th.
When I was working on my article series about how to prepare for the Windows Phone 7 certification exam 70-599 over at Silverlight Show (you can find the series here), I was eager to take that exam myself. Originally I had planned to take the beta exam, but missed the timeframe when it was available, so I had to wait until the official release date, which was planned for July 14th.
On July 11th I visited the Prometric website to check something different for a client and realized that the Windows Phone exam was available for scheduling already, so I spontaneously picked the first possible date to attempt it myself, which was July 12th. If you follow me on Twitter you may know already that I passed the exam that day, which of course made me very happy :). This morning the corresponding entry showed up on my MCP site.
For me, equally important as passing the exam was to see whether my preparation articles really are useful to people who want to prepare for this certification, and if they cover everything that is required. Well, if you have ever taken one of Microsoft's certification exams and are familiar with the regulations, you know that you are not allowed to talk about any of the exam content or modalities, so I'm obviously not going into any details here; however, it's safe to say that yes, these articles are a good guideline for everybody who wants to take this exam. You can use it to double-check whether you have enough experience in all required areas, and to brush up your knowledge on those parts that you have only barely dealt with or feel insecure about.
So I hope that this contribution to the community will be a continued help and actually encourages devs to get an official validation of their knowledge by taking this exam!