I didn’t pass the 70-484.
When I had no idea of the exam at all, I had thought I could make it if I studied hard for 2 weeks. But as soon as I read the exam ref book, I realized there were a lot of things to do and I didn’t have that much time to prepare for it.
I took the test anyway because it was free. Failed without surprise. I need to learn by doing real project instead of by reading the books alone. But I will suspend the goal again. Because I am not likely to work on window store app in the future.
I will keep one eye on this certification. Might have another try if I would have enough time to prepare and there would be another exam promotion from Microsoft.
My boss encouraged me to get job related training. I checked Microsoft web site and found they launched a promotion last winter. Before May 31, 2014, people can take 3 exams at the price for 1.
I decided to give it a try even it’s very close to the deadline. I started in late April and had only several weeks to prepare.
I worked very hard for the last weeks. The good news is:
I passed the 1st exam! 70-483
My experience in C# and Java helped me a lot.
Looks like I already win back my money but still 2 more exams to take.
Go go fighting!
I have finished the framework in the middle of year 2013, and 2 working sub components. It’s kind of working, but not good enough to be named as a product.
The progress is really slow, but I didn’t waste all my time.
In fact, beside my daily work, I worked on another hobby Android project in year 2013. and will focus on yet another APP in 2014.
It seems unlikely I finish this goal in 2014. But this hobby project will always on my working list. Won’t mark it as done until it’s good enough for my daily use.