WPF links for beginners

When I was starting to learn WPF I kept a list in OneNote of all the links that I found useful, as I assumed that one day someone else would start learning WPF. Last week I trained a group of people in WPF and shared with them all of these links, so I thought I should share them with the world, I hope it comes in handy for those that have NO idea where they should start on their WPF journey.

WPF basics

History/reasons behind WPF

Getting started with WPF (branches off into many sub pages detailing styling, resources, binding, anything you need information on. Is the best place to go to for specifics)

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MCTS 3.5 certifications

Next week I scheduled in training time focused on gaining “MCTS .NET 2.0 web dev”.
I started to investigate what the differences are between the 2.0 exams and the 3.5 versions. Here is what I have discovered (sharing it because everyone I’ve asked haven’t had any ideas about the 3.5 certs)

They stripped out the old 3 ‘silos’ that the MCTS 2.0 exams had

and replaced it with a number of certifications that focus on a technology area.

The .NET 3.5 certifications are listed here. The first 3 with prep guides will be released late March, with the others being released later on.

All of these .NET 3.5 certifications still have this requirement

  • MCTS: .NET 2.0 App development foundation70-536Prep guide

Which means you can work towards any of the 3.5 certifications right now. And if you currently have a MCTS 2.0 certification then you already have passed that requirement.
They will have “upgrade exams” from MCTS 2.0 certifications to 3.5, but full details haven’t been decided yet. But it is suggested that the upgrade exams will ONLY cover the differences.


By David Burela

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