Resource Links for 70-513 WCF Certification Exam

Today I am sitting for the beta version (71-513) of the Microsoft certification exam 70-513 : Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4. The new MSDN library format is more streamlined and readable, and provides a wealth of information that can be used as a study guide for 70-513. I’ve collected a series of links tied to the skills measured on the exam.

Creating Services (20%)

Hosting and Configuring Services (18%)

  • Create and configure endpoints.This objective may include but is not limited to: default and standard bindings; custom bindings created from standard binding elements; standard endpoints; transports including HTTP, TCP, named pipes, UDP, MSMQ code-based service configuration; message encodingThis objective does not include: creating a custom binding element; creating new standard endpoints, loading configuration from a location other than the default application configuration file, security, transaction, reliable sessions
  • Configure Behaviors.This objective may include but is not limited to: applying service, endpoint, and operation behaviors in configuration and codeThis objective does not include: creating a custom behavior; creating and using dispatch behaviors,loading configuration from a location other than the default application configuration file
  • Implement self hosting.This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring and instantiating a service hostThis objective does not include: implementing a custom service host
  • Implement Web server hosting.This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring IIS/WAS for WCF; deploying to IIS/WAS; file-less configuration; specifying a ServiceHostThis objective does not include: Windows Application Server

Consuming Services (19%)

  • Implement service Discovery.This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring target scope; monitoring service announcements

Securing Services (17%)

  • Configure secure Bindings.This objective may include but is not limited to: transport, message, mixed mode
  • Configure message security.This objective may include but is not limited to: specifying protection levels on different message parts
  • Implement Authentication.This objective may include but is not limited to: Microsoft ASP.NET Membership Provider, Custom Provider, Windows Integrated Security, certificates (X.509), Federated Authentication endpoint identity; configuring client credentials; Custom ValidatorThis objective does not include: Geneva Framework
  • Implement Authorization.This objective may include but is not limited to: role based, claim based; configuring role providers for endpoints; principal permission attributeThis objective does not include: rights-management authorization such as Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
  • Implement Impersonation.This objective may include but is not limited to: configuration and code; configuring WCF-specific Internet Information Services (IIS) impersonation properties; configuring impersonation options; operation-based and service-based
  • Implement security auditing.This objective may include but is not limited to: using serviceSecurityAudit behavior, service auditing, audit log

Managing the Service Instance Life Cycle (13%)

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Distributed Systems (14%)


52 Responses to “Resource Links for 70-513 WCF Certification Exam”

  1. ILoveCoding says:

    Absolutely awesome resource. The best on the web for the WCF exam. Genuinely, many thanks for all your hard work on this. I was going to have to do this myself, but now I can access all this in one place.

  2. Incredibly well done, I was building up an XLS with these exact links and came across this site.

    Thank you for sharing!

  3. I am studying for this test as we speak and stumbled across your blog. Wanted to leave you a big THANK YOU. For posting this, as I am sure you are aware that most of the books out there are some what shallow or just don’t cover parts at all.

  4. On a side note if you are doing the 70-518 any links there would be great as I am somewhat lost on what to study there. Thanks again.

  5. Salma Wahwah says:

    Thank you so much for your hard work, I was looking for resource links for my next exam

    This will help me a lot

  6. Efrain Flores says:

    Hi James:

    I just want to thank you for all your effort in gathering all of these articles in one place. I am currently working on my certification and this page is an INVALUABLE resource for me.

    Did somebody tell you how AWESOME YOU ARE by posting this for the rest of us???

  7. Good job! Thank you very much for the links!

  8. Vips Patel says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing wonderful knowledge.

  9. Shahzad Gul says:

    Thumbs up!

    All in one solution for 70-513

    Thank you!!!

  10. Thanks a Lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep Up the hardwork

  11. Awesome Work! Thank You keeping all together

  12. chaitali says:

    Really good collection.
    Very Helpful.

  13. I haven’t found yet no official study book for this exam. I’m going to study through this. Many thanks!

  14. Thank you so much for this awesome resource!

  15. Hi. First of all thank you on this resources. Is book : MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-513) released ?



  16. Thanks this is awesome!

  17. First of all thanks for putting all at one place.

  18. Thanks a million for putting this together…

  19. Thanks for doing such a great work. Microsoft does not have any books for it yet. so feeling lucky to have the same in front of us.

    Sandeep Ramani

  20. Thanks for the resource.

    Did you pass the exam? ;)

  21. Hey , i was looking through you resources here on your site and i was wondering what is the real difference between the 70-513 test and the 70-503 test according to msdn the the syntax for wcf 3.5 and for is almost all the same with a few differences in features. can i just study the 503 book? Dont mean to ask a dumb question just looking for help. thx

  22. covers a large part of the ‘Implement generic message handling’ section within Creating Services

  23. The best study guide I found for 70-513. Thanks a lot!

  24. I’m planning to sit for this exam soon, you have an amazing collection !!! Thanks a ton. The only one question that bothers me is “Am I late to attempt this exam?” I somehow have this feeling that this will retire soon and I need to sit for an upgrade :(

  25. Thanks for this great listing of resources. Looked around for an “official Microsoft” book, there still doesn’t appear to be one. If anyone knows different at this point, please post.

  26. Jepoyscreepers says:

    Hi,I dont have any resources yet for this exam but as per users comment and suggestions that leads to this site I would love to thank you in advance. Great job

  27. Great resource – keep up the blogging!

  28. Yarroxx says:

    Thank you so much for the great resource! Really enjoyed it!

  29. Thanks a lot this will help me get started with the certification prep

  30. Thanks a lot for your hard work.

  31. Busy studying for this exam… Nice Resource!
    Has everyone that used this study guide, passed?

    Do I even need to read 70-503, if I study all of the above links?


  32. Thanks for your great help on 70-513 exam preparation….

  33. RadhikaVemura says:

    Thank you James. Used other link you posted 70-511 (WPF)
    and you don’t believe scored (100%).. My next aim for 70-513
    and no doubt will follow your link.
    **New bies** = Highly recommended for any one preparing for exam.

  34. Thanks for putting all at one place.

  35. Awesome resource. Thanks a million, James!!!

  36. You have really done good job. I was searching for some study material for 70-511 but there are very few resources available. Your work have helped me alot. Many thanks…

  37. Hola, Thanks for the links.

  38. Hi James,

    It’s really a worthy resource links which are mapped for each topic as well !!!

    Appreciate your effort to collect these links and publish for dev community.



  40. Anuradha says:

    An absolutely fantastic compilation.
    Thank you so much :)

  41. Thank you! Its a great help.

  42. Thanks alot for you effort its very helpful.

  43. Germán Aroca Silva says:

    Thank you master!!! I’am preparing for the exam 70-513..

  44. Adarsh Kumar says:

    Awesome collection :)

    Thanks a lot !!!


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