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  • Hi

    I am a working as a software developer in dot net technology for the past 1.5 years. I was in asp.net 1.1.. I like to do a Microsoft certification. I went through the site and found a lot. I can't get which to choose from. I like to do a certification in .Net Framework 3.5.
    For that should i do the certification in the previous versions. I have worked with .Net 1.0 and 2.0. Which would an ideal certification for me? Should i do the certification in framework 2.0 or the new 3.5. Which is the suitable certification.

    I am confused.Please advice.

    Regards

    Binil Prasad

    binil
    Monday, May 5, 2008 7:18 AM

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  • In Asp.net you need to start with 2.0 exams because those exams deals with many structural features new to Asp.net 2.0 you need to know, like Asp.net application services like membership, the uses of the Web Admin tool, major changes in custom controls. I have passed all the 2.0 Web exams in C# they are the best exams because both covers the whole Asp.net infrastructure from planning to deployment.


    However I don't think the .NET framework exam the 70-536 is a good exam but you have to pass that even for the 3.5 exams. I will be glad to answer most questions you have.


    An Elliptic curve is modular ~ Taniyama and Shimora
    • Edited by Caddre Monday, May 5, 2008 6:02 PM Line added
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    Monday, May 5, 2008 6:01 PM
  •  I have passed 70-528 and 70-547 with the 70-536 for the Web MCPD in C# so for MCTS you just need 70-536 and 70-528 for the Web MCTS.  You take the 70-547 if you also want MCPD.


    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-528.mspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-547.mspx


    An Elliptic curve is modular ~ Taniyama and Shimora
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  • If you would like to move forward with Desktop Support I'd suggest  the MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician. One upgrade exam (70-621) is required to obtain two additional certifications.  With this exam you will both upgrade your MCDST to the MCITP: EST and obtain the MCTS: Windows Vista.

    More information about the MCITP: EST can be found here...
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcitp/entsupport/

    Stephen Charles Rea [MCT] askthemct.com
    • Marked as answer by .revEditor Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:06 PM
    Sunday, May 11, 2008 1:24 PM
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  • In Asp.net you need to start with 2.0 exams because those exams deals with many structural features new to Asp.net 2.0 you need to know, like Asp.net application services like membership, the uses of the Web Admin tool, major changes in custom controls. I have passed all the 2.0 Web exams in C# they are the best exams because both covers the whole Asp.net infrastructure from planning to deployment.


    However I don't think the .NET framework exam the 70-536 is a good exam but you have to pass that even for the 3.5 exams. I will be glad to answer most questions you have.


    An Elliptic curve is modular ~ Taniyama and Shimora
    • Edited by Caddre Monday, May 5, 2008 6:02 PM Line added
    • Marked as answer by .revEditor Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:06 PM
    Monday, May 5, 2008 6:01 PM
  • Hi

    Thanks for the advice.  I checked for  2.0 exams. I found MCTS(Technology Specialist) and in that I found the exam 70-536. I think it is must. Which is the certification you have passed?

    I found MCTS for web application and also for windows applications. I like to go with the web.

    Regards
    binil
    Thursday, May 8, 2008 8:27 AM
  •  I have passed 70-528 and 70-547 with the 70-536 for the Web MCPD in C# so for MCTS you just need 70-536 and 70-528 for the Web MCTS.  You take the 70-547 if you also want MCPD.


    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-528.mspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-547.mspx


    An Elliptic curve is modular ~ Taniyama and Shimora
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    Thursday, May 8, 2008 1:25 PM
  • I have acquired MCDST.

    I would like to take on another certification more on Desktop / Network path.
    Which certification track would you suggest?

    Thanks in advance!
    • Edited by bluegween Sunday, May 11, 2008 12:46 PM typo
    Sunday, May 11, 2008 12:44 PM
  • If you would like to move forward with Desktop Support I'd suggest  the MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician. One upgrade exam (70-621) is required to obtain two additional certifications.  With this exam you will both upgrade your MCDST to the MCITP: EST and obtain the MCTS: Windows Vista.

    More information about the MCITP: EST can be found here...
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcitp/entsupport/

    Stephen Charles Rea [MCT] askthemct.com
    • Marked as answer by .revEditor Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:06 PM
    Sunday, May 11, 2008 1:24 PM
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  • @ .rev  - thanks! i'll surely consider that.

    I am also considering the following, to at certify skills in network:

    MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
    MCITP: Server Administrator
    Monday, May 12, 2008 1:42 AM