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70-480 exam ? RRS feed

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  • I am interested in 70-480 exam. I searched and found some info on  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-480&Locale=en-us

    As I do not have sufficient knowledge about certifications. Kindly guide me about these points:

    Q1. Passing 70-480 exam you complete the requirements for the following certification(s).

    • "Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist"

    Is Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 MCTS certification ?

    Q2. What is difference in beta exam and non beta exams ? Passing a Beta exam will need to pass non beta exam as well ? or On provided certificate it "Beta" will be written ?

    Q3. Is 70-480 beta exam or non beta ?

    Q4. Please refer some preparation resources for 70-480.

    Thanks a lot for guiding and helping


    • Edited by Haansi Friday, August 17, 2012 1:09 PM
    Friday, August 17, 2012 1:08 PM

Answers

  • Hi Haansi,

    I will try to answer a few of your questions.

    Q1. When you pass Exam 70-480, you do not receive an MCTS certification. However, it counts as credit toward the following MCSD certifications:

    • MCSD: Web Applications
    • MCSD: Windows Metro style Apps using HTML5

    Here’s a helpful post by Ed Tittel that will answer many of your questions, Microsoft Launches New MCSD: Web Applications.

    Q2. Beta exams are offered by Microsoft before the “live” or regular exams are released as part of the exam development process. They help Microsoft ensure the quality and consistency of the regular exams. They are released several weeks before the regular exam is ready, and will contain experimental questions and other things not found on the regular exam. However, you get a chance to provide feedback at the end of the exam, and Microsoft uses this, along with your test results, to assist in the developmental of the final product.

    Beta exams used to be free before, but were restricted to a select few. Now beta exams are open to all, but they now cost the same as the regular exams, unless you are offered a voucher, or are specially invited to take part by Microsoft.

    You can only take a given beta exam once, and if you fail you will have to wait and take the regular exam when it is released. If you pass the beta exam, you receive the same certification as for the regular exam. There is no difference in certification. However, you don’t receive your test score until that particular beta exam goes “live.”

    Q3. Exam 70-480 was recently offered in beta, as exam code 71-480. However, the beta period for exam 70-480 has ended, and the live exam will be released soon, probably as early as next Monday, August 20, 2012. Once it goes live, you will be able to book it through Prometric.

    Q4. Unfortunately, I cannot help you with resources since I am not a developer. However, we have lots of developers in this forum, and they will be happy to advise you.

    I wish you every success on your certification journey.

    Friday, August 17, 2012 7:11 PM
  • Hi Haansi,

    Here is an answer to your question 4. Please bear in mind, however, that there is no single resource currently available (apart from the Microsoft training courses) that will prepare you specifically for the 70-480 exam because this exam is brand new.

    Q4. If your objective in taking the 70-480 exam is to attain the MCSD: Windows Metro style Apps using HTML5 certification, then this MSDN blog by Matt Harrington of Microsoft is chock full of resources to assist you: Windows 8 resources for JavaScript and HTML5 developers.

    It contains dozens of links to sample code, tutorials, workshops, and videos on Metro Style Application development for Windows 8 using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3.

    Although the resources are focused primarily on development of Metro Style Apps, some of the resources are more general in their treatment of HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3, and should partially cover the objectives of the 70-480 exam.

    I believe that if you have no other resources, this should be an excellent starting point for you.

    I wish you every success in your endeavors.


    Saturday, August 18, 2012 6:22 AM
  • Hi Haansi,

    I agree with all of James' posts. I am a trainer/developer/consultant. I did take the 70-480 beta exam.  It is a decent exam. The blog that James references by Matt Harrington is indeed one of the resources that I used to prepare for the exam. In addition to that, I went to the "skills measured" page for the 70-480 exam and reviewed the list of skills (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-480#tab2). I used that page to do some web searches to learn any areas where I had gaps in my skills. Good luck!


    Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Monday, August 20, 2012 12:39 PM
    Moderator
  • There is a free online course at this web site and for a limited time, you get a free voucher for the exam 70-480

    http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/developing-html5-apps-jump-start

    Regards



    Gaspard

    Saturday, November 10, 2012 4:33 AM
  • The Microsoft exam book for this test is now available on Amazon for preorder.

    After adding the book to my cart it shows an estimated delivery date of Apr. 29, 2013 - May 1, 2013.

    http://www.amazon.com/Exam-Ref-70-480-Programming-JavaScript/dp/0735676631/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352411218&sr=1-3&keywords=70-480

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:50 PM

All replies

  • Hi Haansi,

    I will try to answer a few of your questions.

    Q1. When you pass Exam 70-480, you do not receive an MCTS certification. However, it counts as credit toward the following MCSD certifications:

    • MCSD: Web Applications
    • MCSD: Windows Metro style Apps using HTML5

    Here’s a helpful post by Ed Tittel that will answer many of your questions, Microsoft Launches New MCSD: Web Applications.

    Q2. Beta exams are offered by Microsoft before the “live” or regular exams are released as part of the exam development process. They help Microsoft ensure the quality and consistency of the regular exams. They are released several weeks before the regular exam is ready, and will contain experimental questions and other things not found on the regular exam. However, you get a chance to provide feedback at the end of the exam, and Microsoft uses this, along with your test results, to assist in the developmental of the final product.

    Beta exams used to be free before, but were restricted to a select few. Now beta exams are open to all, but they now cost the same as the regular exams, unless you are offered a voucher, or are specially invited to take part by Microsoft.

    You can only take a given beta exam once, and if you fail you will have to wait and take the regular exam when it is released. If you pass the beta exam, you receive the same certification as for the regular exam. There is no difference in certification. However, you don’t receive your test score until that particular beta exam goes “live.”

    Q3. Exam 70-480 was recently offered in beta, as exam code 71-480. However, the beta period for exam 70-480 has ended, and the live exam will be released soon, probably as early as next Monday, August 20, 2012. Once it goes live, you will be able to book it through Prometric.

    Q4. Unfortunately, I cannot help you with resources since I am not a developer. However, we have lots of developers in this forum, and they will be happy to advise you.

    I wish you every success on your certification journey.

    Friday, August 17, 2012 7:11 PM
  • Hi Haansi,

    Here is an answer to your question 4. Please bear in mind, however, that there is no single resource currently available (apart from the Microsoft training courses) that will prepare you specifically for the 70-480 exam because this exam is brand new.

    Q4. If your objective in taking the 70-480 exam is to attain the MCSD: Windows Metro style Apps using HTML5 certification, then this MSDN blog by Matt Harrington of Microsoft is chock full of resources to assist you: Windows 8 resources for JavaScript and HTML5 developers.

    It contains dozens of links to sample code, tutorials, workshops, and videos on Metro Style Application development for Windows 8 using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3.

    Although the resources are focused primarily on development of Metro Style Apps, some of the resources are more general in their treatment of HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3, and should partially cover the objectives of the 70-480 exam.

    I believe that if you have no other resources, this should be an excellent starting point for you.

    I wish you every success in your endeavors.


    Saturday, August 18, 2012 6:22 AM
  • Hi Haansi,

    I agree with all of James' posts. I am a trainer/developer/consultant. I did take the 70-480 beta exam.  It is a decent exam. The blog that James references by Matt Harrington is indeed one of the resources that I used to prepare for the exam. In addition to that, I went to the "skills measured" page for the 70-480 exam and reviewed the list of skills (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-480#tab2). I used that page to do some web searches to learn any areas where I had gaps in my skills. Good luck!


    Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Monday, August 20, 2012 12:39 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Mike Corkery,

    Thanks for your valuable feed back. Probably you will not have received result. But if possible can you please share more details  about your experience of exam ? Or please share if you blogged about it.

    Thanks a lot.

    Monday, August 20, 2012 1:03 PM
  • The Microsoft exam book for this test is now available on Amazon for preorder.

    After adding the book to my cart it shows an estimated delivery date of Apr. 29, 2013 - May 1, 2013.

    http://www.amazon.com/Exam-Ref-70-480-Programming-JavaScript/dp/0735676631/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352411218&sr=1-3&keywords=70-480

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:50 PM
  • There is a free online course at this web site and for a limited time, you get a free voucher for the exam 70-480

    http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/developing-html5-apps-jump-start

    Regards



    Gaspard

    Saturday, November 10, 2012 4:33 AM
  • A user has created a complete resource list for the exam at 70-480. Visit the link and you will see resources for all the topics one by one. It will take you approximately 20-25 days to cover all the topics if you have prior experience with HTML, CSS, JS and jQuery.

    Apart from that you should also give a try to MVA course titled developing-html5-apps-jump-start and play with jQuery Selectors

    I have also scheduled the exam for 19th this month


    Saturday, January 5, 2013 7:30 AM
  • Hi Haansi,

    Most of the reply's to this post are correct, other than one very major point..... JAMES JT TAYLOR is wrong when he says that when you pass 70-480 you do not receive an MCTS certification. The actually truth is when you pass 70-480 you get  'Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist'

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-480  << Look at the overview section on the Microsoft Learning site here this is what it says... COPIED AND PASTED

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):

    • Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist
    Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
    • MCSD: Web Applications
    • MCSD: Windows Store Apps using HTML5

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    So its true it is a credit towards   MCSD: Web Applications and MCSD: Windows Store Apps using HTML5 but passing it is a certification in its own right.

    That's my input :-) My Exam is booked for the 30th of March... tweet me >> @mcDarke ill let you know if I passed.

    Wish me luck....! Bye




    Friday, February 15, 2013 8:27 PM
  • Hi Ayo Adesina,

    Thanks for your reply. I think I need to clarify a little for you based on the original poster's initial question.

    What Haansi, the original poster, asked was the following: "Is Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 MCTS certification?"

    In other words, is this an MCTS certification. The answer is still no. Yes, it is a certification, and it may have equal standing with the MCTS certification, but it is not an MCTS certification.

    Microsoft is very specific about their certifications, and they are not interchangeable. The MCTS is the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification. When you pass exam 70-480, you are not awarded the MCTS certification. Instead, you are awarded the Programming in HTML with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist certification. Although they are both certifications, they are not the same certification.

    I hope I have clarified this matter for you in some small way. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

    James


    Friday, February 15, 2013 11:55 PM