Microsoft Exam 70-480 – Study Notes

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Having recently passed the Microsoft 70-480 (Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3) exam, I thought I’d share my experiences and provide some tips to those that are soon planning to sit this exam.

My exam preparation included:

  • Official 70-480 Microsoft Exam Reference Book
  • Microsoft Virtual Academy online video training
  • PluralSight video training
  • Official 70-480 Test Exam

The exam is composed of several multiple choice and drag and drop questions. I found the exam to be more challenging than I was originally expecting. I would certainly advise everyone to do as much preparation beforehand.

I found the official exam reference book to be invaluable and can’t recommend it enough. The exam covered WAY MORE topics than I was originally expecting. I’ve compiled a mind map of the key topics to study – using the free online tool Coggle. You can see my exam reference mind map below.70-480 Exam Reference

Microsoft also have some great online video training resources for the exam. Check out the exam video series available at Microsoft Virtual Academy. It’s specifically tailored to this exam, and best of all it’s FREE!

For those of you that have a subscription to Pluralsight, check out the PluralSight exam video series which touches on some of the key topics covered in the exam. I personally didn’t watch the entire thing, just the content that I was interested in learning more about. If you haven’t yet used PluralSight than why not use the FREE trial to test it out. I’ve been a subscriber for a long time now, and love it!

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I also purchased the Official 70-480 Test Exam (which you can find here). The test exam is composed of randomly generated questions, some of which actually appeared in the actual exam. I sat the test exam multiple times until I was confident. Although not overly apparent, if you pass the test exam and then fail the real exam, you can get your money back for the test exam.

The exam covers a number of different topics so I’d recommend that you take your time and make sure you’re comfortable with the content. Anyway I hope this helps others that plan to sit the 70-480 exam. Good luck!

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Shane Bartholomeusz

Shane Bartholomeusz

G’day, I’m a technical solutions consultant based in Perth, Australia that specialises in the Microsoft technology stack, including .NET, Dynamics 365, Azure and general web development etc.

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10 thoughts on “Microsoft Exam 70-480 – Study Notes

  1. Hi Shane,

    I am new to all this and I am looking for help before I Can start for this exam. I have few questions for this if you could help in this.

    1. How much preparation time is usually required before sitting in the real test?

    2. Is the test exam free or there is fee for this?

    3. How this the test score is evaluated, like are there any passing marks or what? I am not sure about this.

    4. Any information about other two exams for MCSD (486 and 487).

    5. How much time will it take to become a MCSD?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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