Student feedback and the 70-496 Exam

By Anthony Borton

As the TFS courseware author and lead ALM trainer for QuickLearn, I work hard to try to make sure our eight TFS 2013 courses are best of breed. Students who attend our training are often doing so not only for the skills and knowledge to help them do their job more efficiently, but quite a few are also attending the course as preparation for the Microsoft ALM Certification.

This morning I opened my inbox to find the following email from a student I had on one of our courses two weeks ago.

To Anthony Borton and the QuickLearn Team

I took exam 70-496 today and passed.  This was due to your excellent coverage of the myriad of detail required for TFS Administration and use.  I recommend your courses to all who wish to be successful with TFS.

Thank you!

Tom Williams

While I am in this profession because of my passion for helping people succeed, getting this feedback is also very rewarding.

Thanks for letting us know how you got on with the exam Tom and congratulations on passing the exam. I hope to see you again when you’re studying for the next exam.



Announcing new free webinars for Microsoft ALM Certification

By Anthony Borton

MSDN-ALMMicrosoft Learning used the ALM Summit 3 this week to announce the new “Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD): Application Lifecycle Management” certification. The new certification required you to pass the following three exams.

  1. 70-486: Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012
  2. 70-497: Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012
  3. 70-498: Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management

QuickLearn’s two TFS instructors have both already obtained this certification and have prepared comprehensive exam preparation sessions to help candidates focus their study and pass these exams.

The exam preparation sessions are available as FREE, ONLINE WEBINARS that anyone can register to attend. Over the coming month we’ll also release online video preparation sessions.

Attending these webinars will help you in the following ways.

  • Understand the goals and objectives covered in each exam.
  • Get links to study material on the Microsoft MSDN website.
  • Go through some samples questions.
  • See product demonstrations for topics listed in the exam preparation guide.
  • Learn techniques to help you when you’re doing the actual exams.

To sign up for any of the free webinars, simply click the following link, choose the webinar you wish to attend and register.


NOTE: We do not tell you the questions or the answers. We provide sample questions that we have written ourselves. We respect the NDA we signed prior to taking these exams. We do not encourage the use of brain dumps. Brain dumps devalue the certification and reduce value for everyone.