70-502 WPF Beta Exam Released!

Microsoft Learning released the beta exam for WPF 70-502 (71-502 while in beta) and you can schedule it for free at Prometric using the following promo code: 502B1*

So prepare yourself and good luck!

Here are a couple of good books on the topic:

Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed (WPF) (Unleashed)

Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed (WPF) (Unleashed)

I’m currently reading this one and I have to say that I’m very impressed. The book is all in full color. Sometimes too much color 🙂 But Adam Nathan really knows his stuff.


Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft  Windows  Presentation Foundation (Pro - Developer)

Applications = Code + Markup- A Guide to the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (Pro – De

This one is from Charles Petzold. After hearing so much about him, I got a little disappointed with the first book from him I got in my hands: Programming Windows with C# (Core Reference). This new one however was highly recommended, so I bought it and I’ll give it a try probably after reading Nathan’s book.

*Promo code courtesy of Manoj Agarwal.

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Alfred Myers

I have been interested in computers since I got my hands on a magazine about digital electronics back in 1983 and programming them has been paying the bills since 1991. Having focused on Microsoft-centric technology stacks for the best part of two decades, in recent years I’ve been educating myself on open source technologies such as Linux, networking and the open web platform.

4 thoughts on “70-502 WPF Beta Exam Released!”

  1. Big Alfred, I found you here…
    Quero conversar com você sobre esta certificação, pra entender melhor… depois de me dedicar ao sharepoint, quero pegar o wpf de jeito e partir pra certificação!

  2. Hi,
    I have both of the books. The first I bought was the book of Charles Petzhold. I begun reading it but did not get happy with it. So I bought the well structured and colorful book of Adam Nathan. It was like coming out of the dark into the light.
    I don’t unterstand Petzhold how he can write a book about a user interfaces without having one screenshot or an illustration in his book (with over 1000 pages).
    People who are intrested in WPF are typically poeple who like a good "look and feel". Im sorry, but the book of Petzhold has neighter a good look nor leaves a good feel.

  3. I’m more of a "inner workings" guy, but having illustrations is nice!

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