Exam 74-353

Windows UX Design

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Visual Studio
  • Published: October 31, 2013
  • Languages: English
  • Audiences: Partners
  • Technology: Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Credit toward certification: MCP, Microsoft Specialist

Convince your boss email

Copy the following content into an email message to your boss and update [the bracketed text] with the appropriate content.

Dear [your boss's name]:

I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a Microsoft Certification. My next step is taking Exam 74-353. The registration fee is $150.00 USD.

When I pass this certification, you'll have proof of my ability to work with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. Microsoft has training and online resources to help me prepare for the exam. I believe I'll be more effective and productive after achieving this valuable technical certification.

Let me know if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can find out more about this exam at https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-74-353.aspx. As you can see, the exam validates skills that are crucial to our team's success.

Thank you for your support,

[your name]

Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

  • Describe the Windows 8 design language

  • Select a “Great At” statement, user flows and features

  • Describe the navigation patterns in Windows 8

  • Design a flat navigation pattern

  • Design a hierarchical navigation pattern

  • Distinguish between content and chrome

  • Describe panning and types of panning

  • Describe the purpose of a grid and how to use a grid

  • Apply typography and branding guidelines

  • Describe the built-in UI elements

  • Design an app bar

  • Describe the considerations for designing for different screen sizes and resolutions

  • Design for snapped state

  • Design for portrait view

  • Design for the settings, search and share contracts

  • Design a File Picker

  • Describe tiles

  • Design tile notifications and badges

  • Describe the design considerations for using tiles

  • Describe toast notifications

  • Design a splash screen

  • Describe the Windows 8 touch language

  • Describe the guidelines for touch design

  • Describe the guidelines for using animations

  • Apply the Windows 8 animation library

  • Design for accessibility

  • Describe the guidelines for designing a global application

  • Design an application for monetization

  • Publish an app to the Windows Store

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam are partners who design the user experience for Windows applications.

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