You'll find more extensive tips in the Final Review section titled "Study and Exam Prep Tips," but keep this advice in mind as you study:
Read all the material. Microsoft has been known to include material not expressly specified in the objectives for an exam. This book includes additional information not reflected in the objectives in an effort to give you the best possible preparation for the examination ‚ and for the real-world experiences to come.
Do the Step by Steps and complete the Exercises in each chapter. They will help you gain experience with Visual Basic .NET. All Microsoft exams are task- and experience-based and require you to have experience using the Microsoft products, not just reading about them.
Use the questions to assess your knowledge. Don't just read the chapter content; use the questions to find out what you know and what you don't. Study some more, review, and then assess your knowledge again.
Review the exam objectives. Develop your own questions and examples for each topic listed. If you can develop and answer several questions for each topic, you should not find it difficult to pass the exam.
Remember, the primary objective is not to pass the exam ‚ it is to understand the material. After you understand the material, passing the exam should be simple. To really work with Visual Basic .NET, you need a solid foundation in practical skills. This book and the Microsoft Certified Professional program are designed to ensure that you have that solid foundation.
No Substitute for Experience The single best study tip that anyone can give you is to actually work with the product that you're learning! Even if you could become a "paper MCAD" simply by reading books, you wouldn't get the real-world skills that you need to be a Visual Basic .NET success.