MCPD: 3.5 vs. 4.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    I just made the 70-536 (.Net 2.0) - and i am looking for an learning-path to get an MCPD.

    Am I right that i just need 2 more exams to be an MCPD 3.5 - versus making 4 exams to be an MCPD 4.0?? (Both: ASP.Net - I compared the VS 2010 paths with the VS 2008 Paths )

    thanks for your help!

    Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:02 PM


  • It is correct, that the MCPD 3.5 regarding Windows Forms and ASP.Net is quicker to archieve.

    But it is much less worth. The new 4.0 MCPDs can be more compared to the MCPD Enterprise 3.5.

    And the exams required on 4.0 are not 4 - you need 5 more exams:

    4 MCTS and one PRO exam. (Please see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-vstudio.aspx#tab2 for details!)

    So if you just want to get any MCPD, you could simply get a "cheap" MCPD. Or if you do not want to do that many exams, you could go this way:
    Get MCPD in 3.5 (2 Exams) + 1 Upgrade exam so in total 3 exams only. But this will not be an easier way, because in the upgrade exam, you need to proove, that you know all these technologies. I think it is easier to take the single exams instead of an upgrade exam.

    I hope I was able to help you.

    With kind regards,


    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:02 PM
    Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:59 PM