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  • Question

  • Hello people,

    I was thinking of attempting the MTA 98-361(Software Development Fundamentals) examination.

    Is it a good place to start? While  I do have a much of programming knowledge, so should I instead give the 98-372(.NET Fundamentals) exam?

    Anyone of you have passed either of the exams?

    Are these exams pre-requisite for any MCTS courses?

    What are the benefits of Microsoft Certification? How long are these certificates valid?

    What i Certiport and prometric?

    Sorry for my stupid questions, Thanks a lot for your precious time :)


    Sameer Thigale For, Thigale Systems

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 1:58 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The MTA exams are not a pre-requisite for MCTS or any other more advanced certification.

    Recent exams will be valid for multiple years, old exams might retire soon (see link in my previous post) There is no exact date on how long a certain certification will remain valid. Usually a major new version of any product will generate a new exam and certification or the certification requirements will be updated.

    I do not know Certiport but www.Prometric.com  is where you book you exam and select the exam center that offers Prometric exams where you want to sit the exam.

    I have not seen many visitors on this forum take the MTA exams so it might be difficult to find someone that done the 98-3xx exams.


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    Thursday, June 6, 2013 7:48 PM
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  • Hi,

    The MTA certication is entry level certification for anyone that has no experience and needs to start with the basics.

    If you have programming knowlegde then you might start with the MCSD certification 

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsd-certification.aspx#fbid=nTemxTEp9eN

    The MCTS certifications will retire soon.

    Retired certifications: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/retired-certifications.aspx#fbid=nTemxTEp9eN

    Exams scheduled to retire: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/retired-certification-exams.aspx#fbid=nTemxTEp9eN

    Optionally the MCPD certfication is still valid for Visual studio 2010  but this will be the last version of the MCPD as Visual Studio 2012 is now part of the newer MCSD certfication. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcpd-certification.aspx#fbid=nTemxTEp9eN


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    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 2:25 PM
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  • It's not what answers my questions :(

    Sameer Thigale For, Thigale Systems

    Thursday, June 6, 2013 11:16 AM
  • Hi,

    The MTA exams are not a pre-requisite for MCTS or any other more advanced certification.

    Recent exams will be valid for multiple years, old exams might retire soon (see link in my previous post) There is no exact date on how long a certain certification will remain valid. Usually a major new version of any product will generate a new exam and certification or the certification requirements will be updated.

    I do not know Certiport but www.Prometric.com  is where you book you exam and select the exam center that offers Prometric exams where you want to sit the exam.

    I have not seen many visitors on this forum take the MTA exams so it might be difficult to find someone that done the 98-3xx exams.


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    MCSE:Server Infrastructure, MCSE:Desktop Infrastructure, MCSA Server 2012, Citrix CCIA & CCEE, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 Blog: http://www.citrix-guru.com and http://www.rds-support.eu Twitter: @dnyvandam


    Thursday, June 6, 2013 7:48 PM
    Moderator