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Should I stop my current MCPD? New Application Development Competency? RRS feed

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  • Apparently the exam requirements for Microsoft Partner are changing this year. 

    Any information on this?

    I'm in the middle of doing my MCPD in order to comply with the Partnership agreement, should I stop?

    I'm attempting MCPD in Web Development 4.

    I see this document describes a separate issue with exam retirement, http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-lifecycle.aspx , looks like I should just stop until 2013.


    http://learnerps-dotnet.blogspot.com


    Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:13 PM

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  • The only thing people can do on this forum is share their opinions.

    You may want to get a head start on your MCSD for Web Applications instead. One exam (70-480) is already available for HTML5 and CSS3.

    I'm skipping MCPD and going right into MCSD as all the exams come out in October.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-mcsd-web-applications.aspx

    Here are the MCSD exam launch dates:
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/CertGeneral/thread/0c42e561-e463-47a1-9101-08f98da731d7

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:28 PM
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  • Unfortunately my requirements are not only for personal development but also Microsoft Partner agreements.

    The MCPD is required I believe, if I complete it this year is it still valid?

    and am I better off waiting for the new version in 2013 if there is one?


    http://learnerps-dotnet.blogspot.com

    Monday, September 17, 2012 3:12 PM
  • Unfortunately my requirements are not only for personal development but also Microsoft Partner agreements.

    The MCPD is required I believe, if I complete it this year is it still valid?

    and am I better off waiting for the new version in 2013 if there is one?


    http://learnerps-dotnet.blogspot.com

    Yes it is still valid.  Certifications do not expire, only exams i.e. once an exam expires, you can no longer earn the certification related to that exam.

    Whether you should stop really depends on you.  If you've done a couple of the exams required to gain MCPD 4.0, you should probably continue and then do the upgrade exams to 4.5 (or MCSD as it's called now http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcsd.aspx).  Having the MCPD 4.0 certification will still be a great certification to have listed on your companies Partner profile. 

     

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    Monday, September 17, 2012 11:13 PM
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