I’m currently studying for the Beta exam of Silverlight 4. So I thought, why not share what resources I’m using.
To start with one should be familiar with Silverlight of course, but refreshing some of the topics that haven’t be touched that often is always good. This is by far not the definitive learning guide for the exam, but it’s a start. If you know articles that should be in either one of the categories please let me know.
What Skills are being Measured?
You can start on the Microsoft Learning site first: Exam 70-506: TS: Silverlight 4, Development.
The are 7 main categories of topics that are measured (not sure what the last 1% is).
Laying Out a User Interface (15%)
Resources for Laying Out a User Interface
Arrange content with panels.
Implement and configure core controls.
Create user controls.
Implement a navigation framework.
Display collection of items.
Items control: http://wildermuth.com/2009/01/18/Fun_with_ItemsControl
Play media files.
Implementing digital rights management (DRM): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc838192(v=VS.95).aspx
Creating Timeline markers: http://www.silverlight.net/learn/videos/silverlight-media-framework/creating-custom-timeline-markers/
Respons to timeline marker events: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc189078(VS.95).aspx#anchor_mediaelement_mediamarkers