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Diffrence between MCTS and MCAD/MCSD RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am confuse about these two exmas  (MCTS and MCAD/MCSD)
    When i visist the MCAD Exam site http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcad.aspx#tab2 it says that almost all the MCAD exams are retired . and i have not taken any certification yet....
    Which Exams should i take....???

    Which one is better MCTS Exam 70-536 or MCAD or MCSD???
    Does MCAD is Retired/expired/No longre Available???
    I want to go to WEB development using C# which exams i should take???

    Thank You
    Ned Help!!!

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:25 PM

Answers

  • The MCTS/MCPD has taken over from the MCAD/MCSD.

    Regardless of whether you take the MCTS/MCPD for .net 2 of .net 3/3.5 you have to take exam 70-536:

    Quote: "Pass Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation. This exam is the foundation prerequisite for all Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 MCTS and MCPD certifications." 

    Then I would say follow this track:

    (Visual Studio 2005) MCPD: Web Developer, exams 70-536, 70-528 & 70-547
    (Visual Studio 2008) MCPD: ASP.NET Developer 3.5, exams 70-536, 70-562 & 70-564
    -Ken | http://ken.wagnerfamily.co.uk
    • Marked as answer by KinnanNawaz Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:05 PM
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 6:41 AM
  • You can take the exams in any order you like, however, you won't get your qualification until you have done 70-536

    The "prerequisite" is Microsoft saying you really should do things in this order to improve your learning experience, but you don't actually have to. Its just without doing them in this order (if you don't have the experience) its like trying to lead a cavalry charge without ever having learnt to ride a horse.


    MCP, MCDST, MCTS x 4, MCITP x 2

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    • Proposed as answer by Brian_Jones Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by KinnanNawaz Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:06 PM
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 9:00 AM

All replies

  • The MCTS/MCPD has taken over from the MCAD/MCSD.

    Regardless of whether you take the MCTS/MCPD for .net 2 of .net 3/3.5 you have to take exam 70-536:

    Quote: "Pass Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation. This exam is the foundation prerequisite for all Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 MCTS and MCPD certifications." 

    Then I would say follow this track:

    (Visual Studio 2005) MCPD: Web Developer, exams 70-536, 70-528 & 70-547
    (Visual Studio 2008) MCPD: ASP.NET Developer 3.5, exams 70-536, 70-562 & 70-564
    -Ken | http://ken.wagnerfamily.co.uk
    • Marked as answer by KinnanNawaz Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:05 PM
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 6:41 AM
  • The following exams are unretired in MCAD :

    Exam 70-431  TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – Implementation and Maintenance

    Exam 70-235  TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server

    Exam 74-135   Developing E-Business Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 
    .
      Exam 70-536 is designed to measure your knowledge of .NET development fundamentals and is not tied to a particular version of .NET. Since the exam is now applicable to both Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 certification tracks, we have changed the name of the exam. Formerly TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Application Development Foundation.

    In my opinion ,MCTS 70-536 is better for u .,compared to mcad.

    Thursday, September 17, 2009 6:55 AM


  • I know MCTS Exam 70-536 is prerequisite for all the certification tracks BUT can i take MCTS 70-528 (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development) before passing MCTS Exam 70-536..??? than after passing MCTS Exam 70-528 i take MCTS 70-536...???


    Thank You
    Ned Help!!!

    Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:53 AM
  • You can take the exams in any order you like, however, you won't get your qualification until you have done 70-536

    The "prerequisite" is Microsoft saying you really should do things in this order to improve your learning experience, but you don't actually have to. Its just without doing them in this order (if you don't have the experience) its like trying to lead a cavalry charge without ever having learnt to ride a horse.


    MCP, MCDST, MCTS x 4, MCITP x 2

    Please don't forget to mark this post as an answer if it is the solution to your problem!

    If you like trance music, please listen to my radio show, by subscribing to the Trancendance Podcast

    • Proposed as answer by Brian_Jones Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by KinnanNawaz Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:06 PM
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 9:00 AM
  • no order for any MS exams .
    You just pass all the exams of some Microsoft certification ,you could win the credentials .
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 5:46 AM