Where to start for certification? RRS feed

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  • I have been in .net development for more than 10 years. I haven't secured any certification so far. I am planing to get some certifications. I started browsing Microsoft certification site and it started flooding with more programs which are confusing me and unable to decide where to start. I would like to set my carrier towards .Net architect. I have experience in following areas.

    1. .Net 3 to 4.5

    2. WCF

    3. SQL Server 2008 to 2014

    4. ASP.NET MVC / Webforms / WPF

    I am looking for some guidance here. What are the certifications I need to get it to move forward. 

    Friday, July 15, 2016 5:03 AM


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  • Hi Friend,

    You do certification from basic one.

    You start certificate in C#.NET and ASP.NET. If you know these two things you can learn everything.

    Vignesh M

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:06 AM
  • Hi Ramesh,

    the current certifications targeting Visual Studio can be found at

    But maybe the SQL Server certifications are also of interest for you:

    The certifications are targeting topics that are targeting the Windows Store or ASP.Net in the end.

    The following certificates could be a good start:

    Programming in C# 70-483 - This would be targeting towards MCSD Windows Store Apps which will require 2 more exams which are targeting the Windows Store development (Something that will be new to you and which you might not want! If you do not plan to create applications for the Windows Store, this could be nothing you like to do.)

    The alternative which you might like more could be the MCSD Web Applications:

    Programming in HTML with JavaScript and CSS3 70-480
    Developing Asp.Net MVC Web Applications 70-486
    Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Service 70-487

    So only the 3rd exam might be something you didn't use so far. But even if you might want to avoid azure: Web Services are something really important so this could be great.

    Even if you decide to go the for MCSD Web Applications: The first C# exam could be really useful. It contains a lot of basics of the C# development and in my eyes that is quite important (But do the Web-Stuff first - once you are done and you want more exams, this could still be done :) )

    With kind regards,


    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:21 AM
  • Thanks Konrad for valuable suggestions.

    I will go by following order then, 

    1. Programming in C# 70-483

    2. Programming in HTML with JavaScript and CSS3 70-480

    3. Developing Asp.Net MVC Web Applications 70-486

    4. Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Service 70-487

    - Ramesh
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:51 AM
  • Thanks Vignesh. I will start with Programming in C# 70-483. 
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:52 AM