But I am not one to learn much from books. I learn a lot more from doing and lectures. The site also has a list of Pluralsight training videos which is more my style of learning:
Pluralsight course playlistBased on that list of Pluralsight courses I created my own playlist:
- HTML Fundamentals
- HTML5 Fundamentals
- HTML5 Advanced Topics
- Introduction to CSS
- CSS3 in-depth
- Learning To Program - Part 1: Getting Started
- jQuery Fundamentals
And started to follow the courses listed.
It is indeed important to make sure you follow along whilst the presenter is talking! But the courses feel sometimes very slow paced if you know the subject, and you feel the urge to skip to the more interesting parts. Than I found out (thanks for the tip Silvan Thus!) you can set the pace of the video yourself from 0.5x to 2.0x. I've set the pace to 2.0x when the course is handling the basics and to 1.0x if it gets to something new. Be sure though to not start at 2.0x. Your mind has to first focus on the course, and then after a minute or so you can set it to 1.5x and after another minute to 2.0x.to get onto
I did pass it, with a score of 778 out of 1000. A tip to focus on during training: The exam focused much on how to use Ajax without the use of jQuery or other libraries, so make sure you check you know the XhrRequest fundamentals.
To be continued ...
So that was exam 1 of 3 on the road to becoming MCSD, 2 to go. Next blogpost will be about passing the exam MS 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications.