This book is designed to be read as a pointer to the areas of knowledge you will be tested on. You might want to read the book one time to get insight into how comprehensive your knowledge of this topic is. You should again read the book shortly before you take the actual test. You can use this book to get a sense of the underlying context of any topic in the chapters for fuller understanding, or you can skim it for Exam Alerts, bulleted points, summaries, and topic headings.
This book draws on material from Microsoft's own listing of knowledge requirements, from other preparation guides, and from the exams themselves. It also draws on a battery of technical websites, as well as on firsthand experience with application development and the exam. The aim is to walk you through the knowledge you need. By reading this book, you will gain from the experience of real-world professional development.