MCAD/MCSD Training Guide (70-310): Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework is designed for developers who are pursuing the Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) or Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certifications from Microsoft. This book covers the Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework exam (70-310), which is a core exam for both of those certifications. The exam is designed to measure your skill in developing server-based applications using Windows Forms. ASP.NET, Web services, and the other tools in the Microsoft .NET Framework, with Visual Basic .NET as your programming language.
This book is designed to cover all the objectives that Microsoft created for this exam. It doesn't offer end-to-end coverage of the Visual Basic .NET language or the .NET Framework; rather, it helps you develop the specific core competencies that Microsoft says VB .NET ‚ based Web application developers need to master. You can pass the exam by learning the material in this book, without taking a class. Of course, depending on your own personal study habits and learning style, you might benefit from studying this book and taking a class.
Even if you're not planning to take the exam, you might find this book useful. Experienced Visual Basic and ASP developers looking for a reference on server-based applications in particular should appreciate the coverage of topics here.