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Information on release date of.net 4.5 certs. RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I decided to get some certificates in app development with .net.

    The problem is that some of them that im interested in (4.0) are being retired on july 31.

    My goal is to get MCPD PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 in 1-2 years.

    Should I wait for release of 4.5? Someone knows any information about new exam versions?

    Please advice.


    Sunday, June 17, 2012 1:22 PM

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  • The following 4.0 exams are being retired on 31st July 2013:

    • 70-505: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Development
    • 70-511: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Windows Applications Development
    • 70-513: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Windows Communication Foundation Development
    • 70-515: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Web Applications Development
    • 70-516: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Accessing Data with ADO.NET
    • 70-518: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
    • 70-519: Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
    • 70-521: Upgrade: Transition your MCPD .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Developer Skills to MCPD .NET 4.0 Windows Applications Developer
    • 70-523: Upgrade: Transition Your MCPD .NET Framework 3.5 Web Developer Skills to MCPD .NET Framework 4 Web Developer

    All 4.5 exams are scheduled to be available in a beta version over the course of the summer of 2012 (U.S).  This would indicate that the live 4.5 exams should be available in the first half of 2013.  As the 4.0 exams get retired on 31st July 2013, this would also indicate that the 4.5 exams should be out before 31st July 2013.


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    Monday, June 18, 2012 12:52 AM
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  • If you acquire a certification on 4.0, you will then be able to upgrade it into 4.5 when the new exams come out somewhere around mid-2013.

    The upgrade paths can be seen here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcsd-windows-metro-style-apps.aspx

    There is a 2x1 offer that will let you take the new version of the exams for free if you purchase the current version (and take those exams NOW):

    https://www.bsf01.com/creatives/prometric/Microsoft_TwoForOne/TwoForOne_Home.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by Horizon_NetEditor Monday, June 18, 2012 9:00 PM
    • Marked as answer by bdnice1 Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:59 PM
    Monday, June 18, 2012 5:37 AM
  • Thank you all for explanation. I'm now a bit confused though.

    Are they going to make next level (4.5) of mcts?

    MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications Development

    Exam 70-511<sup>2</sup>

    MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Web Applications Development

    Exam 70-515<sup>2</sup>

    MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Windows Communication Foundation Development

    MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Data Access

    MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4, Development

    From this link http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcsd-windows-metro-style-apps.aspx I got, that there could not be any new generation of mcts. Did microsoft stated if those will be ever released?

    "The new Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) credential focuses on the ability to design and build application solutions, which may include integrating multiple technologies and may span multiple versions of a single technology. It also demonstrates a candidate's commitment to remaining current on the latest technologies through recertification."

    I just can't get the picture how can this work in the future...

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:52 PM
  • Exam details for .Net 4.5 have not be released yet so it's impossible to tell what the certification path will be.

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    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:27 PM
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  • As you have probably figured out by now, the MCTS and MCPD titles are going away for .NET 4.5. Instead they are bringing back the classic Microsoft developer certification title - MCSD.

    Here are the titles, the required exams, and the schedule release dates. Note that only one exam has been released so far. The rest are schedule to be released in October. Microsoft may bump the dates if necessary.

    MCSD CERTIFICATIONS
    MCSD: Windows Metro Style Apps Using HTML5
    70-480, 70-481, 70-482
     
    MCSD: Windows Metro Style Apps Using C#
    70-483, 70-484, 70-485
     
    MCSD: Web Applications
    70-480, 70-486, 70-487
     
    EXAMS
    70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-480
    Available: August 20

    70-481: Essentials of Developing Windows Metro style Apps using HTML5 and JavaScript
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-481
    Available: October 11

    70-482: Advanced Metro style App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-482
    Available: October 4

    70-483: Programming in C#
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-483
    Available: October 12

    70-484: Essentials of Developing Windows Metro style Apps using C#
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-484
    Available: October 22

    70-485: Advanced Metro style App Development using C#
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-485
    Available: October 19

    70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-486
    Available: October 4

    70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-487
    Available: October 17


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Saturday, August 25, 2012 3:54 PM
    Answerer
  • Was it officially stated that MCPD certs for 4.5 are going away?

    How can I get WPF, Silverlight certs after summer 2013?

    Are these technologies obsolete now?

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:26 AM
  • Was it officially stated that MCPD certs for 4.5 are going away?

    How can I get WPF, Silverlight certs after summer 2013?

    Are these technologies obsolete now?

    These certifications will retire on July 31, 2013 therefore you will not be able to obtain them after this date.

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    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:29 AM
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