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MCT competencies 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    i will pay for MCT in 2011, but actually i would like to kwon if i can teach course
    10264A: Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and/or Course 10262A: Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 because i had only acquired MCPD 70-565: Enterprise Application Developer 3.5 and MCTS 70-515: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    Thanks in advance

    Luca
    Friday, December 3, 2010 9:19 AM

Answers

  • I have not seen an updated competencies list that contains 10264A and 10262A, but if previous rules are still applicable, you will find the following:

    a) Teaching a development course typically requires an MCPD, so your MCTS on Framework 4.0 will not be enough.

    b) You are allowed to teach a course on a new version of a product if you have the certification for the previous version, during 3 months (I think) after the exams for the new version become available. This means that your MCPD:EAD on 3.5 should let you teach 10264 and 10262, as long all the new exams have not yet been available for 3 months. But you would need to check the dates, I don't remember how long these exams have been available.

    Of course, all of the preceding is my own speculation based on old rules; there is no guarantee that those rules still hold for the new courses. If you can't find an updated competencies document, you can examine your Transcript to see if you are allowed to teach those courses. However, this is not 100% accurate, since sometimes the latest courses fail to find their way into the Transcript until some time after they are released.

    If it is any help, I do have the MCPD on 3.5 and the MCTS:Web on 4.0, just like yourself, and 10264 does NOT appear in the "Courses certified to teach" on my transcript. On the other hand, I have the MCPD:Win on 4.0, and 10262 DOES appear on my Transcript.

    Friday, December 3, 2010 12:40 PM

All replies

  • I have not seen an updated competencies list that contains 10264A and 10262A, but if previous rules are still applicable, you will find the following:

    a) Teaching a development course typically requires an MCPD, so your MCTS on Framework 4.0 will not be enough.

    b) You are allowed to teach a course on a new version of a product if you have the certification for the previous version, during 3 months (I think) after the exams for the new version become available. This means that your MCPD:EAD on 3.5 should let you teach 10264 and 10262, as long all the new exams have not yet been available for 3 months. But you would need to check the dates, I don't remember how long these exams have been available.

    Of course, all of the preceding is my own speculation based on old rules; there is no guarantee that those rules still hold for the new courses. If you can't find an updated competencies document, you can examine your Transcript to see if you are allowed to teach those courses. However, this is not 100% accurate, since sometimes the latest courses fail to find their way into the Transcript until some time after they are released.

    If it is any help, I do have the MCPD on 3.5 and the MCTS:Web on 4.0, just like yourself, and 10264 does NOT appear in the "Courses certified to teach" on my transcript. On the other hand, I have the MCPD:Win on 4.0, and 10262 DOES appear on my Transcript.

    Friday, December 3, 2010 12:40 PM
  • Thanks for the replay,

    Actually the situation is clearer but i have only one question...where could i download the competencies list without an mct account ?

    Thanks

    Friday, December 3, 2010 3:10 PM
  • Sorry, I don't know where to find the competencies list outside the MCT private site. I suppose that the reasoning behind placing the list inside the MCT private site is that if you are not an MCT then you don't need to worry about the competencies, since if you are not an MCT you can teach any course that you want (as long as it is a private class -- you need to become an MCT to teach MOC in a public class). Of course, this does not cover the possibility that someone might want to know their competencies in advance of becoming an MCT, as is your case. Maybe someone from MS can jump in and provide some alternative for obtaining this information.

    Saturday, December 4, 2010 9:56 AM