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Why a big change in certifications for VS 2012? RRS feed

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  • Hello
    Why a big change in certifications for VS 2012? No longer exist MCPD , and do not ask the knoweledge of vb.net or WPF or even WCF in the certifications
    vb.net will not longer exist or neither  WPF?,

    Are coming big cahnges in the coming years for .NET ?anybody knows what happen?
    Thank you in advance

    Saturday, May 25, 2013 2:20 AM

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  • Hi all,

    The new high level developer certification is the Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD.) Currently there are two main tracks; Windows Store Apps (C# or HTML5/JavaScript) and Web applications.

    There is no separate WCF exam for Visual Studio 2012. You can expect some WCF related content in other exams though.

    There is no WPF track for classic Windows desktop applications. There is only the Windows Store app track.

    For Visual Studio 2012, the decision was made not to produce courseware or exams in Visual Basic. I am not aware of any plans to reintroduce VB in courseware or exams.

    You can expect the MCSD certifications to expand and prosper. The biggest change between the MCSD and MCPD certification programs is that you will need to recertify to maintain the MCSD. New technologies are constantly emerging. You will need to demonstrate your proficiency with the new technologies to recertify.


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Monday, May 27, 2013 2:18 AM
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  • Hi,

    MCPD has been replaced by MCSD and the MCSD certification has multiple tracks available:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/winserverClustering/threads


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    Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:25 AM
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  • Hi,

    the exams for VS 2012 are very new, so there are no VB versions yet. That's normal for newly introduced exams. I would guess that a VB version will follow in the near future. WCF is covered in the new web services exam. I would also guess that a new WPF exam will be introduced in the future. The reason it is not available yet is that the story for Microsoft is currently app development, so exams for this area are introduced first.


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    Sunday, May 26, 2013 4:17 PM
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  • Hi all,

    The new high level developer certification is the Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD.) Currently there are two main tracks; Windows Store Apps (C# or HTML5/JavaScript) and Web applications.

    There is no separate WCF exam for Visual Studio 2012. You can expect some WCF related content in other exams though.

    There is no WPF track for classic Windows desktop applications. There is only the Windows Store app track.

    For Visual Studio 2012, the decision was made not to produce courseware or exams in Visual Basic. I am not aware of any plans to reintroduce VB in courseware or exams.

    You can expect the MCSD certifications to expand and prosper. The biggest change between the MCSD and MCPD certification programs is that you will need to recertify to maintain the MCSD. New technologies are constantly emerging. You will need to demonstrate your proficiency with the new technologies to recertify.


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Monday, May 27, 2013 2:18 AM
    Moderator