Yesterday I took the exam, but today the last part of the series.
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. The last 1% is luck!
Enhancing the User Interface (14%)
Enhancing the User Interface
Create or modify control styles.
Setting a style locally and at the page control level: http://www.visiblox.com/blog/2010/08/styles-in-silverlight-further-advanced-topics-2
Setting a style globally: http://blogs.silverlight.net/blogs/msnow/archive/2008/10/02/silverlight-tip-of-the-day-55-how-to-apply-styles-in-silverlight-part-i.aspx
Implicit styles, overriding styles and based-on styles: http://www.silverlightshow.net/items/Implicit-Styles-in-Silverlight-4.aspx
Create control templates.
Create or modify data templates.
Skew Transformations: http://vbcity.com/blogs/canoz/archive/2010/04/25/beginning-silverlight-skewtransform.aspx
Rotate Transformations: http://vbcity.com/blogs/canoz/archive/2010/04/25/beginning-silverlight-rotatetransform.aspx
Scale Transformations: http://vbcity.com/blogs/canoz/archive/2010/05/02/beginning-silverlight-scaletransform.aspx
Translate Transformations: http://vbcity.com/blogs/canoz/archive/2010/05/02/beginning-silverlight-translatetransform.aspx
Perspective Transformations: http://vbcity.com/blogs/canoz/archive/2010/05/09/beginning-silverlight-planeprojection.aspx
Applying Pixel Shaders: http://www.andybeaulieu.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryID=145
Trigger storyboard by using behaviors: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/expression/archive/2010/05/25/control-storyboards-easily-using-behaviors.aspx
Dragging and dropping elements: http://www.silverlight.net/content/samples/sl4/toolkitcontrolsamples/run/default.html
Manage the visual state.