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What certification path is best for me ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am a C# Desktop Application developer.
    I was very interested in the MCPD 4.0 Framework exams but they retire on June 2013.
    I did not really want to take exams that will expire so soon.

    What would be my best path in this case ?
    Wait for new exams? any idea when they will be available?
    MCSD ? (I Don't really like developing metro apps)

    Any suggestion is greatly appreciated,
    Thanks


    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 6:49 AM

Answers

  • I think it would be best to wait for new exams. Now you can only do upgrade-paths for Visual Studio 2012. And as you said, the exams for Visual Studio 2010 are to expire in July 2013.

    The Microsoft Learning site mentions that some new exams are scheduled to be released somewhere in 2013.

    If you want to keep track of news about certifcation releases, I recommend the Microsoft "Born to learn" web site.


    Dimitri C. - Please mark the replies as answers if they help! Thanks.

    • Marked as answer by ref123 Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:44 AM
    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:09 AM

All replies

  • I think it would be best to wait for new exams. Now you can only do upgrade-paths for Visual Studio 2012. And as you said, the exams for Visual Studio 2010 are to expire in July 2013.

    The Microsoft Learning site mentions that some new exams are scheduled to be released somewhere in 2013.

    If you want to keep track of news about certifcation releases, I recommend the Microsoft "Born to learn" web site.


    Dimitri C. - Please mark the replies as answers if they help! Thanks.

    • Marked as answer by ref123 Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:44 AM
    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:09 AM
  • You're right. I'll just wait.
    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:44 AM