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4.0 out of 5 stars A good companion for the exam
Using nothing but the material in this book, it is possible to pass exam 70-486 (I have done so today).

There was really only a single problem I had with the book: there are relatively few code examples, but the information contained in the examples is extremely important. You'll want to take note of the syntax used in all of the example code and make sure you...
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1.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst books I've ever read
The chapters are long, there are very few code samples/exercises, the "Thought Experiments" are drab, the book doesn't really cover all the topics needed to sit the exam, and its dreadfully boring. Don't waste your money on this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good companion for the exam, 16 April 2014
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This review is from: Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications (Kindle Edition)
Using nothing but the material in this book, it is possible to pass exam 70-486 (I have done so today).

There was really only a single problem I had with the book: there are relatively few code examples, but the information contained in the examples is extremely important. You'll want to take note of the syntax used in all of the example code and make sure you understand it completely (and, similarly, that you'd be able to identify if something did not adhere to this syntax).

The book is split into precisely the objectives that appear on the exam, and the example questions it gives in its objective reviews are extremely similar in tone and content ot the question on the exam.

in short, this book isn't a holistic overview of ASP.NET MVC 4 nor does it pretend to be - it's a fairly unforgiving but ultimately complete guide to the exam. Don't scan through it, study it closely and it'll give you everything you need to pass.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful for exam preparation!, 16 May 2014
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I prepared for the exam with this book, and I can only recommend it! It contained almost everything for the questions.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book that really gets you thinking about how to apply the things you learn, 13 Jan 2014
My company bought this book to assist me in completing the Microsoft 70-486 exam. I had already completed the Pluralsight online tutorials for MVC so this book was really to get me prepared for the exam as although the exam states it is MVC, in reality only 50% is on MVC. The rest is on configuration, Azure, etc.
There is not a lot of code in this book, so you need to do quite a bit of supplementary research on how to do a few things. I found the questions at the end of each section really helpful as it challenged what you learned and how to apply it in the real world. This proved invaluable for questions in the test.
I scored quite highly in the exam and I think it is related to going through this book constantly until you can answer all the summary questions with confidence and playing around with MVC. I will be getting the next book in the series to help with the next exam!

Good luck to all you test takers!
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1.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst books I've ever read, 25 Jan 2014
The chapters are long, there are very few code samples/exercises, the "Thought Experiments" are drab, the book doesn't really cover all the topics needed to sit the exam, and its dreadfully boring. Don't waste your money on this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up, 5 Mar 2014
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Bought for boyfriend for a course he is doing. Has helped him a lot and he says it is a really useful book.
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