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Exam Profile: MCPD 70-599, Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications

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This article profiles the Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications exam (70-599), designed to test a candidate’s ability to create Windows Phone 7 apps. Pearson IT Certification provides a variety of exam preparation tools to help our customers in their quest for certification. As part of our service to you, we have developed this Exam Profile series. Each profile is developed based on the testing experience of one of our trainers or authors. You won’t get exact questions or answers, but you will get a real feel for the exam. Each profile describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.

Although IOS and Android have long been considered to be the dominant mobile operating systems, Windows Phone 7 has been rapidly gaining market share and there is a strong demand for Windows Phone 7 apps. Exam 70-599 is designed to test a candidate’s ability to create Windows Phone 7 apps, while also adhering to Microsoft’s stated best practices for mobile application development.

Exam Details

  • Number of questions: Microsoft does not disclose the number of questions on their certification exams, but this exam is estimated to contain 50 questions.
  • Type(s) of questions: Microsoft does not disclose the types of questions that appear on their certification exams, but this exam consists primarily of multiple choice questions. You may also encounter build a tree, reorder, or simulation questions.
  • Passing score: 700/1000
  • Time limit: Microsoft does not disclose exam time limits, but the time limit for this exam is estimated to be about two hours.
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