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my employer is encouraging us and even require us to take MCPD and get certified. They offer online ebook and practice exam from measureup.com but I get bored and tired when I read those self-paced training kit and stray away to do something else.

I like the way Zed's "learning python the hard way" teach. Is there some similar book like Zed's? How do you guys study for MCPD?

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A certificate exam does not mimic daily work. Therefore, you should study to pass the test over studying just the technology of the exam. A guy at my office has the highest level of Microsoft Certification and recommends the following:

  1. Work with the technology on a daily basis for real projects.
  2. Use a test prep service like Measure Up to find your weak areas and to get a feel for the test.
  3. Continue working with the technology and taking practice tests until you get 100% on a consistent basis.

As he says this to others, this guy took 4 exams at a conference (they were free) and passed each one without studying because he has become great at taking Certification exams.

Hope this helps.

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If you're not doing hands-on work along with the examples, the performance section will be difficult. The multiple guess is easy enough. –  JeffO Sep 17 '11 at 7:47
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