Microsoft Specialist, Programming in C#.


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This Certification Will measures your programming knowlege in C#. You will be asked the questions in following areas that are program flow, debug applications and implementing security, types, and data access. The complete exam topics are listed below in the Exam Pattern Sections.

Exam Details


Required Exam(s) : Exam 70-483
Durations : 120 Minutes (40 - 60 Questions)
Question Types : Multiple choice, drag and drop, Fill in the blanks and simulation types.
Exam Fees : Each Exam Rs.4800(Approx)
Prerequired Exams None
Exam Policy : Click here to read the Exam policies.
Recommended Training : Programming in C#

Exam Pattern

Below are the exam objectives of Programming in C# 70-483 Certifications.

This exam will measure your skills and knowledge in the following areas and you must score necessary % in all areas.

1.0 Manage program flow (25–30%)
  • Implement multithreading and asynchronous processing
    • Use the Task Parallel library (ParallelFor, Plinq, Tasks); create continuation tasks; spawn threads by using ThreadPool; unblock the UI; use async and await keywords; manage data by using concurrent collections
  • Manage multithreading
    • Synchronise resources; implement locking; cancel a long-running task; implement thread-safe methods to handle race conditions
  • Implement program flow
      Iterate across collection and array items; program decisions by using switch statements, if/then, and operators; evaluate expressions
  • Create and implement events and callbacks
    • Create event handlers; subscribe to and unsubscribe from events; use built-in delegate types to create events; create delegates; lambda expressions; anonymous methods
  • Implement exception handling
    • Handle exception types (SQL exceptions, network exceptions, communication exceptions, network timeout exceptions); catch typed vs. base exceptions; implement try-catch-finally blocks; throw exceptions; determine when to rethrow vs. throw; create custom exceptions
2.0 Create and use types (25–30%)
  • Create types
    • Create value types (structs, enum), reference types, generic types, constructors, static variables, methods, classes, extension methods, optional and named parameters, and indexed properties; create overloaded and overridden methods
  • Consume types
    • Box or unbox to convert between value types; cast types; convert types; handle dynamic types; ensure interoperability with unmanaged code, for example, dynamic keyword
  • Enforce encapsulation
      Enforce encapsulation by using properties, by using accessors (public, private, protected) and by using explicit interface implementation
  • Create and implement a class hierarchy
    • Design and implement an interface; inherit from a base class; create and implement classes based on the IComparable, IEnumerable, IDisposable and IUnknown interfaces
  • Find, execute and create types at runtime by using reflection
    • Create and apply attributes; read attributes; generate code at runtime by using CodeDom and lambda expressions; use types from the System.Reflection namespace (Assembly, PropertyInfo, MethodInfo, Type)
  • Manage the object lifecycle
    • Manage unmanaged resources; implement IDisposable, including interaction with finalisation; manage IDisposable by using the Using statement; manage finalisation and garbage collection
  • Manipulate strings
    • Manipulate strings by using the StringBuilder, StringWriter and StringReader classes; search strings; enumerate string methods; format strings
3.0 Debug applications and implement security (25–30%)
  • Validate application input
    • Validate JSON data; data collection types; manage data integrity; evaluate a regular expression to validate the input format; use built-in functions to validate data type and content out of scope: writing regular expressions
  • Perform symmetric and asymmetric encryption
    • Choose an appropriate encryption algorithm; manage and create certificates; implement key management; implement the System.Security namespace; hashing data; encrypt streams
  • Manage assemblies
    • Version assemblies; sign assemblies using strong names; implement side-by-side hosting; put an assembly in the global assembly cache; create a WinMD assembly
  • Debug an application
    • Create and manage compiler directives; choose an appropriate build type; manage programming database files and symbols
  • Implement diagnostics in an application
    • Implement logging and tracing; profiling applications; create and monitor performance counters; write to the event log
4.0 Implement data access (25–30%)
  • Perform I/O operations
    • Read and write files and streams; read and write from the network by using classes in the System.Net namespace; implement asynchronous I/O operations
  • Consume data
    • Retrieve data from a database; update data in a database; consume JSON and XML data; retrieve data by using web services
  • Query and manipulate data and objects by using LINQ
    • Query data by using operators (projection, join, group, take, skip, aggregate); create method-based LINQ queries; query data by using query comprehension syntax; select data by using anonymous types; force execution of a query; read, filter, create and modify data structures by using LINQ to XML
  • Serialise and deserialise data
    • Serialise and deserialise data by using binary serialisation, custom serialisation, XML Serializer, JSON Serializer and Data Contract Serializer
  • Store data in and retrieve data from collections
    • Store and retrieve data by using dictionaries, arrays, lists, sets and queues; choose a collection type; initialise a collection; add and remove items from a collection; use typed vs. non-typed collections; implement custom collections; implement collection interfaces

Books to Prepare

Following books are recommended to prepare 70-483 Programming in C#

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Book Name : Exam Ref 70-483 Programming in C# (MCSD)

Author Name : Wouter de Kort

Publisher : Microsoft Press

Topics Covered in this book:

  • Chapter 1 : Manage program flow
  • Chapter 2 : Create and use types
  • Chapter 3 : Debug applications and implement security
  • Chapter 4 : Implement data access

Books to Prepare

Below the recommended books for preparing 70-483 Programming in C#

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Book Name : MCSD Certification Toolkit (Exam 70-483): Programming in C# (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)

Author Name : Tiberiu Covaci (Author), Rod Stephens (Author), Vincent Varallo (Author)

Publisher : Wiley

Topics Covered in this book:

  • Chapter 1 Introducing the Programming C# Certification
  • Chapter 2 Basic Program Structure
  • Chapter 3 Working with the Type System
  • Chapter 4 Using Types
  • Chapter 5 Creating and Implementing Class Hierarchies
  • Chapter 6 Working with Delegates, Events, and Exceptions
  • Chapter 7 Multithreading and Asynchronous Processing
  • Chapter 8 Creating and Using Types with Reflection, Custom Attributes, the CodeDOM, and Lambda Expressions
  • Chapter 9 Working with Data 2012
  • Chapter 10 Working with Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
  • Chapter 11 Input Validation, Debugging, and Instrumentation
  • Chapter 12 Using Encryption and Managing Assemblies
  • Appendix: Answers to Sample Test Questions