EXAM PREP GUIDE Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-561and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you’ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time.
Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to:
- Connect to data sources; query and retrieve data
- Manage data integrity and transactions
- Use LINQ to query data across types, including XML
- Work with DataSets and in-memory stores
- Synchronize dataincluding smart-caching strategies
- Generate an EDM using the Entity Framework
- Use ADO.NET Data Services for Internet applications
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- 15% exam discount from Microsoft. Offer expires 12/31/13. Details inside.
- Official self-paced study guide.
- Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results.
- 240+ practice and review questions.
- Code samples in Microsoft Visual Basic® and Visual C#® on CD.
- 90-day trial of Microsoft Visual Studio® 2008 Professional Edition.
- Fully searchable eBook of this guide.
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