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Azure Certification 70-583 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am new to .Net technology (I was working on Java and I am quite comfortable with it), but I have to clear Microsoft Azure 70-583 exam before the end of March. I am clueless on where to start. Please guide me. Also let me know what I should know related to .Net technologies before I start studying for the certification.

    Is there any other certification mandatory before taking up Azure (70-583) certification?

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.


    • Edited by snehakashyap Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:47 AM
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:46 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Welcome to the world of .NET. I do think that you may find it challenging to clear the 70-583 exam by the end of the month based upon your skill set.  This exam is a challenging one. It covers aspects of security, communication, data storage and many other concepts. Microsoft produces two main types of exams for developers:  MCTS and Pro.  The MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) exams concentrate on testing whether you can do a task. For instance, in a web developer exam you might be asked which code segment correctly implements session state.  The Pro exams often present scenario based questions that ask you to choose the correct technology set.  For example, given a set of business criteria, which type of session state would you recommend.

    The 70-583 exam is a Pro level exam and as such should not be code centric, but may contain some code to help set up scenarios.  When exams do include code, you can choose to take the exam in C# or Visual Basic.NET. You must choose prior to starting the exam.

    My guess is that you will do fine reading any C# code, since it is syntactically similar to Java. You will need to spend a lot of time understanding concepts and terminolgy (my wife and I have a lot of discussions like this. She is a Java developer while I am a developer/trainer on .NET).

    The link that Jeff provided brings you to the official Microsoft Learning page for this exam.  (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-583). It will list all of the objectives being tested by the exam.  It also has a tab for "Preparation" materials.  Make sure to visit that page.  It includes a link to a learning plan.  The learning plan has links to all sorts of resources that will help you prepare.  It even has links to virtual labs where you can try out some guided learning in a virtual environemnt. (Here is the direct link to the learning plan: http://learning.microsoft.com/manager/LearningPlanV2.aspx?resourceId=30f78dea-f126-4b01-82eb-52cbc908e4ec&clang=en-US&cats=d4e8e42c-3d5a-4a6e-915d-d99556a49bd7)

    You might also want to visit the Azure portal at Microsoft. It has a number of good links also.  You can even sign up for a free Azure trial account so that you can work with Azure.  I think you might struggle with the exam if you have not directly worked with it.  This is not an exam where just reading will get you where you need to be. (http://www.microsoft.com/azure)

    Good luck.  Please let us know if you have any additonal questions.

    Mike Corkery, MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA, MSF, etc.

     

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 1:24 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    additionally to the information above you should know that you don't earn a MCPD status if you pass this exam. For the MCPD: Windows Azure Developer you will need to pass two other exams (70-51370-516)


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    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 2:23 PM
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  • All the information you need can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-583

    There is no other exam you need to clear before you can sit this one.

    According to the skill measured for this exam, knowledge of .Net may not be required.

    Why do you need to clear this exam by the end of March?


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    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

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:54 AM
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  • All the information you need can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-583

    There is no other exam you need to clear before you can sit this one.

    According to the skill measured for this exam, knowledge of .Net may not be required.

    Why do you need to clear this exam by the end of March?


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    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

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:54 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Welcome to the world of .NET. I do think that you may find it challenging to clear the 70-583 exam by the end of the month based upon your skill set.  This exam is a challenging one. It covers aspects of security, communication, data storage and many other concepts. Microsoft produces two main types of exams for developers:  MCTS and Pro.  The MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) exams concentrate on testing whether you can do a task. For instance, in a web developer exam you might be asked which code segment correctly implements session state.  The Pro exams often present scenario based questions that ask you to choose the correct technology set.  For example, given a set of business criteria, which type of session state would you recommend.

    The 70-583 exam is a Pro level exam and as such should not be code centric, but may contain some code to help set up scenarios.  When exams do include code, you can choose to take the exam in C# or Visual Basic.NET. You must choose prior to starting the exam.

    My guess is that you will do fine reading any C# code, since it is syntactically similar to Java. You will need to spend a lot of time understanding concepts and terminolgy (my wife and I have a lot of discussions like this. She is a Java developer while I am a developer/trainer on .NET).

    The link that Jeff provided brings you to the official Microsoft Learning page for this exam.  (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-583). It will list all of the objectives being tested by the exam.  It also has a tab for "Preparation" materials.  Make sure to visit that page.  It includes a link to a learning plan.  The learning plan has links to all sorts of resources that will help you prepare.  It even has links to virtual labs where you can try out some guided learning in a virtual environemnt. (Here is the direct link to the learning plan: http://learning.microsoft.com/manager/LearningPlanV2.aspx?resourceId=30f78dea-f126-4b01-82eb-52cbc908e4ec&clang=en-US&cats=d4e8e42c-3d5a-4a6e-915d-d99556a49bd7)

    You might also want to visit the Azure portal at Microsoft. It has a number of good links also.  You can even sign up for a free Azure trial account so that you can work with Azure.  I think you might struggle with the exam if you have not directly worked with it.  This is not an exam where just reading will get you where you need to be. (http://www.microsoft.com/azure)

    Good luck.  Please let us know if you have any additonal questions.

    Mike Corkery, MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA, MSF, etc.

     

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 1:24 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    additionally to the information above you should know that you don't earn a MCPD status if you pass this exam. For the MCPD: Windows Azure Developer you will need to pass two other exams (70-51370-516)


    Best Regards. When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer. This helps us build a healthy and positive community.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 2:23 PM
    Answerer